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Wayne Law Golf Outing raises $15,000 for scholarship endowment

June 04, 2014

The 2014 Wayne Law Golf Outing on Monday, June 2, raised $15,000 toward an endowment to provide student scholarships to assist second- and third-year students at Wayne State University Law School.

The scramble-format event was at the Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms. The day included lunch, a cocktail reception and dinner.

The outing, which at one time was at various courses throughout the area, returned this year to bring together alumni and friends of the law school for a day of golf and to fund the endowed student scholarship. Platinum-level sponsors were Lear Corp. and Lumen Legal. Gold-level sponsors were Conway Mackenzie and Howard & Howard.

At the reception, Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson and golf outing committee Chair Dave Galbenski presented the first scholarship of $1,000 to rising second-year student Eric Esshaki.

The following golf awards also were presented:

  • First-place team: O’Keefe – Mike Boudreau and Jeff Sands with a score of 58.
  • Second-place team: Diversified Legal Staffing – Jim Grobbel; Mark Grobbel, Wayne Law class of 1983; Bob Sauer; and Terry Tripp with a score of 60.
  • Longest drive (men): Wayne Law student Corey Neil.
  • Longest drive (women): Nicole Preston of Doeren Mayhew.
  • Closest to the pin (men): Dan Hawn of Plante Moran.
  • Closest to the pin (women) – Pamela Kroll of Caputo Bresnan PC.
  • Shoot-out winner – Bob Sauer of Woodland Paper.

Golf outing committee members were Galbenski of Lumen Legal, Wayne Law class of 1993; Henry Brennan III of Howard & Howard, class of 1983; Anthony Dietz of Law Offices of Shannon Shaya PC, class of 1997; Wayne Law Professor Peter Henning; Paul Hines of Gasiorek Morgan & Greco PC, class of 1973; David McClaughry of Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz PC; class of 1993; Wayne Law student Lorenzo Parker; and Brittany Schultz of Dykema Gossett PLLC, class of 2001.


Wayne Law development staff member Matt Cunningham, right, and two of his team members, development staff member Sean Mulligan, left, and student Lorenzo Parker, celebrate after Cunningham sinks a birdie putt at the Wayne Law Golf Outing. For more photos, visit law.wayne.edu/golf.

Gerald Wahl lines up a putt as, from left, Bob Palmer, Wayne Law class of 1980; Kevin Carlson, class of 2004; and Larry Mann, class of 1980, watch.

Wayne State University Law School student Eric Esshaki, center, was presented a scholarship at the golf outing. With him is golf outing committee Chair Dave Galbenski and Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson.

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