Jennifer P. Ellenby receives Chicago-Kent's 2015 Harold J. and Nancy F. Krent Excellence Award

Monday, January 25, 2016
Second-year student Jennifer Ellenby (center) recently received an award endowed by Dean Harold Krent (left) and his wife, Nancy, to encourage students to strive for excellence.
Second-year student Jennifer Ellenby (center) recently received an award endowed by Dean Harold Krent (left) and his wife, Nancy, to encourage students to strive for excellence.

Jennifer P. Ellenby, a second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, is the recipient of the law school's 2015 Harold J. and Nancy F. Krent Excellence Award.

Dean Krent and his wife, Nancy, a retired partner at the law firm of Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP, established the award in 2013 to recognize the student or students who rank at the top of the combined first-year full-time and second-year part-time classes. The winning students also receive a $2,500 cash award.

"We created this award to recognize the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed in the first year of law school and to encourage students to strive for excellence," said Ms. Krent.

Ellenby is a Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar and a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a minor in communication.

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

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