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McClure-Demers '91 Receives HNBA Diversity Award

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—West Virginia University College of Law graduate Marilyn McClure-Demers is a recipient of the 2015 Hispanic National Bar Association (HBNA) Region X President’s Award.

The award recognized individuals who are “change agents of diversity” in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

McClure-Demers, a 1991 WVU Law graduate, is an Associate Vice President and the Associate General Counsel for Corporate and Intellectual Property Litigation at Nationwide Insurance. She personally represents Nationwide in regulatory or agency matters and class actions.

Previously, McClure-Demers served as Employment Law Counsel at Rite Aid Corporation and was in private practice.

She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a past Fellow of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and sits on its Alumni Executive Council. She is President Elect of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association (OWBA) and serves as Board Chair of the United Way of Delaware County, Ohio. She is the former Chair and Founder of the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) for Delaware County.

McClure-Demers is a member of WVU Law Visiting Committee, which serves in an advisory capacity to the Dean.

Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice establishes fund at WVU

Starcher Plaque

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Larry V. Starcher, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals for West Virginia, has established a fund at West Virginia University to benefit legal education.

The endowment will support adjunct faculty salaries at the WVU College of Law.

Starcher has been a lecturer at the College of Law since 2009, teaching trial advocacy and pre-trial litigation. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the college’s trial advocacy program since 1991.

“WVU and the law school provided me with life-changing opportunities,” said Starcher. “With this endowment, I want to acknowledge that in a meaningful way while supporting the future of legal education in our state.”

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