Abigail Mabry is the 2014 recipient of the BankTennessee John S. Wilder Law School Scholarship announced Jim Rout, bank president & CEO. The scholarship is named in memory of John S. Wilder, Sr., a former Lieutenant Governor of the State of Tennessee, a former vice-chairman of the BankTennessee’s board of directors and one of the founders of the bank.
The endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a University of Memphis third-year law student and Tennessee resident who has demonstrated, in the spirit of Wilder, a commitment to public service and to enhancing the common good.
“This is the second year the scholarship has been awarded, and we are proud to present this award to Abigail Mabry. John Wilder would be proud of her accomplishment and leadership abilities,” said Joel Porter, chairman of the BankTennessee board of directors.
Rout said, “Education is important to the growth of our community. BankTennessee wants to prepare our young people for the future by offering this and several other scholarships to deserving students.”
“Receiving this scholarship is an honor. I will work hard to make sure that your generosity and faith in me as a law student and as a future attorney is not in vain,” said Mabry.
“I love the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. It has been a rewarding experience and has helped me grow academically and personally,” she added. “Upon graduation, I would love to practice in the area of business law, and eventually I want to work as in-house counsel, specifically in a sports law setting.”
Abigail Mabry plans to graduate from law school in May 2014. Her student activities and memberships include Best Brief, Legal Methods (Small Section), Spring 2012; 2012 Legal Methods Best Brief Runner-Up Award (Entire 1L Class); University of Memphis Law Review, 2013-2014 Editorial Board; Christian Legal Society President, 2013-2014; Student Bar Association, 3L Bar Governor, 2013-2014.
A resident of Millington, Tennessee, she graduated from Millington Central High School and Austin Peay State University on a softball scholarship.
IN THE PHOTO: Jim Rout, BankTennessee president and CEO; Abigail Mabry, John S. Wilder Law School Scholarship recipient; Joel Porter, chairman of the BankTennessee board of directors; and, Peter V. Letsou, dean of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.]