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Williams ’89, Lynda Harvey Scholarship Fund
Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Lynda Harvey Williams came to the United States of America shortly after graduating from high school. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 1974 and her JD from The University of Akron School of Law in 1989. As a law student, she clerked for Judge Harold K. Stubbs of the Akron Municipal Court. After law school she accepted a position as associate general counsel for the County of Summit in Akron. In 1990, she became a partner with Thomason & Harvey Williams and eventually established her own firm, Lynda Harvey Williams & Associates, in 1996.
Attorney Williams believes strongly in values that place her family first as her highest priority. Her ability to face challenges with strength and confidence is the secret to her success. Through this scholarship, she seeks to help students who are motivated to better themselves despite challenges and obstacles. It is her belief that the road to success and happiness requires hard work and sacrifice.
The Lynda Harvey Williams '89 Scholarship is designated to assist law students at The University of Akron who are enrolled in the evening division, are members of BLSA, and who work at least 20 hours a week. The recipient or recipients will be determined annually by the School of Law Scholarship Committee.