Rhodes Alumna Wins Tennessee Bar Association’s Top Award for Student Volunteerism
Publication Date: 2/19/2010
Diana Comes, a 2008 graduate of Rhodes College and a second-year law student at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, recently was named Student Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association. This is the association’s top award for pro bono work by a law student.
Comes volunteered 280 hours with Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. during the summer of 2009. According to an article about her in the February 18th issue of the Memphis Daily News, she also helped Linda Warren Seely, director of pro bono projects, on a case involving a wheelchair-bound Memphian fighting for her TennCare coverage.
Read more about Comes and her commendable service in the Memphis Daily News.
She says, “In the summers, you can find me volunteering every Saturday at the Downtown Memphis Farmers Market. It’s a fun place to catch up with friends and stock up on amazing locally grown tomatoes.”
An English major at Rhodes, Comes also demonstrated a commitment to women′s issues and helped establish the college’s Women′s Center.