Breanne Springstead

Breanne was an intern at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. for the Summer of 2011. Ms Springstead graduates ninth in her class and will attend Rutgers University in the Fall. She has sucessfully demonstrated all of the qualities required to become another Raymond “Hap”Harrison Scholarship winner.

Experience: Communication and Psychology

Breanne was a paid intern at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. for the Summer of 2011. Ms Springstead graduates ninth in her class and will attend Rutgers University in the Fall and is a member of the 2012 graduating class of New Milford High School.

Adam Leitman Bailey named Breanne Springstead as the seventh recipient of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship.


You realize how fast paced the real world is, there is always something to do and it was a new experience everyday

The scholarship really allowed me to focus on classes I wanted to take and making the most of college without that added worry of ‘how am I going to pay for this education?

Breanne recently graduates and updates us on her future

Breanne Springstead, a recipient of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship Award, has recently graduated from Rutgers University. After four years at the University, Ms. Springstead has accomplished a lot, and she credits much of her success to having received the scholarship and Adam Leitman Bailey’s guidance.

With the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship helping her afford her education, Ms. Springstead acknowledged how important that really was saying, “The scholarship really allowed me to focus on classes I wanted to take and making the most of college without that added worry of ‘how am I going to pay for this education?’”

Ms. Springstead, who will be graduating with the highest honors, recently reached out to Adam Leitman Bailey to thank him for all of his guidance, “As graduation approaches, I would like to say another huge thank you to you for all you have done for me over these past four years. My time at Rutgers has been unforgettable. I love everything about it: the people, the accomplishments, the challenges–everything. I’m sure you have heard already, but Obama will be speaking at the university commencement. I’m very excited to hear what he has to say.”

As for her future, Ms. Springstead is planning on traveling this summer and really narrowing her focus. Her career goals are to work in the media industry, with interests in marketing and social media. She is very grateful and appreciative that the scholarship has allowed her to achieve her dreams.

Breanne updates us during her semester at Rutgers University

“This semester has been great! I’ve been going to football games and hanging out with my friends and boyfriend, all while managing to maintain my grades. A also try to always make time to get to see my family, even if we just FaceTime if I’m not home. Rutgers always has so much going on! Our apartments always have activities like family feud, zumba, or big pink volleyball and these events are always so much fun to participate in. If it weren’t for Adam’s help, I wouldn’t have as much time to participate in extra curriculars because I’d need to be working to pay for school. Thank you so much!”


2016 Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholars Luncheon

These luncheons give the students time to talk with Mr. Bailey, seek advice from him and catch up. This year, there was a special guest via Skype, Raymond Harrison himself spoke to the group, sharing words of wisdom. Raymond Harrison was a track coach at New Milford High School and was a mentor to Adam Leitman Bailey, and in turn Mr. Bailey named the scholarship after him. Mr. Harrison shared how proud he is of the students and of Adam Leitman Bailey for his continued generosity in providing the scholarship year after year.

Throughout the lunch, the students reflected on their time with the firm and discussed what being a scholarship winner means to them. Each and every one of them would not be where they were today without both the financial support and mentorship given to them by Adam Leitman Bailey. The scholarship program has grown every year since it’s creation in 2008.


I just want to say thank you, without the scholarship, my time at Rutgers would have been totally different, and I just want to say thank you because despite the fact that I worked here five years ago, I’m still getting help from Adam…

Hi, I’m Stefany Lazieh. Hi, I’m Breanne Springstead. Hi, I’m Jennifer Teets. Hi, I’m Chabely Jorge. Hi, I’m Ashley Brito. Hi, I’m Kelly McNaughton. We are the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship winners.

SL: I have just received the Raymond “Hap” Harrison scholarship and I will be attending Rutgers University in the fall. I will be studying Premed and possibly major in microbiology or biochemistry.

BS: I just graduated Rutgers University in New Brunswick. I majored in Communications, with minors in Phycology and Human Resource Management.

JT: I’m about to go into my last year at the College of New Jersey. I am a Sociology major with a minor in Public Health.

CJ: I just received the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship and I’ll be attending Columbia University this fall, and I plan to major in Political Science

AB: I have just received the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship, and I plan to attend Fordham in the fall. I hope to major in Political Science.

Q. What does receiving the scholarship mean to you?

KM: I am going into my junior year at Rutgers University and I am studying Business Management and Labor Studies. So as a recipient of this scholarship, I have been able to not have to take out loans to go to college, which is something that has really been a blessing because it has allowed me to accomplish so much. I’m so grateful for it, because you know it’s hard to go to college and have these opportunities and I see my friends, you know, struggling with loans and for me it’s just freedom to do what I want, to major in what I want and really just get the most out of my experience without worrying about the financial side of it.

BS: So, other than the financial side of having the scholarship, it really has taught me time management because I had to keep a GPA above 3.75 so you really have to study and get your work done, but also obviously mental health wise you can’t just sit and study all day, so I was able to figure out how to balance studying, having fun, maintaining my grades and then because of having to maintain my grades, I ended up graduating in the top 2% of my class.

JT: Of course the financial aspect of the scholarship has been extremely valuable. I was able to study abroad for a whole semester in Barcelona, which financially can be a burden, but it was an opportunity that I wish everyone could have. In addition to the financial aspect, just having Adam’s mentorship has been extremely valuable to me. He’s also helped me pursue thing that are not so aligned with his interests and that is extremely valuable. He goes above and beyond to help in something that doesn’t really know about, like healthcare for example.

CJ: I’m very honored and excited to have received this from Adam, not only because that means that I demonstrated a lot of hard work and dedication but because I am excited to continue to be involved with ALB. His mentorship is probably the thing that I am most looking forward to and also all the experiences that receiving the scholarship can have, and above all the money will also help, for study abroad or anything else I’d like to do, especially since I want to go in South Africa for my major so, I hope that I can do that.

SL: I know that this scholarship will open so many opportunities for me in college and in the future, and I’m really grateful that Adam has allowed me to take this money and apply it to medical school, which I know can be an extreme financial burden. Not only has Adam provided me with his mentorship for college, but he has also opened the door for me to study medicine and any kind of medicine that I hope to pursue in the future.

AB: For me, applying to college was a lot about the financial aspect. I didn’t want to burden my mother, my parents, or my family in general with a lot of debt, so for me the scholarship really means that I got to go to a school that’s quite frankly, very expensive and the scholarship really helped me kind of finalize my decision and realize that I could do it, so there was a lot of financial benefit for me. I think that additionally, the scholarship is additional motivation for me in my education because I know that looking at it, and even looking at the plaque in the future it’s like someone believes in me, and it will be motivation for me to continue and pursue my education further.

KM: More than just the scholarship, it’s really Adam himself being there for each and every one of us. He really goes above and beyond to make sure that we have everything we need to succeed, and you know it’s not even about the money at the end of the day because it’s about him emailing us, checking in on us and that’s the part of being a scholarship winner that is most important.

Q. Thoughts and takeaways:

CJ: I want to say thank you to Adam for having given me this opportunity and everyone that was here for their support and believing in me.

BS: I just want to say thank you, without the scholarship, my time at Rutgers would have been totally different, and I just want to say thank you because despite the fact that I worked here five years ago, I’m still getting help from Adam, he’s helping me find a full time job now that I’ve graduated and it’s amazing. It’s honestly a lifelong help just to be here.

JT: I’d like to thank Adam for helping me along the way and supporting me. I originally worked here four years ago, and then I worked here again last year, and all of the different people I worked with have been so supportive, have taught me so much and trusted me like I was one of their peers, so being put in that position has helped me so much and I’m much more confident in so many other aspects of life because of everyone here.

KM: This has been a learning experience like no other and even as the years go by, and we’re all in college now or going to be in college, we’re still learning form Adam, every single day, every time we contact him and I think that’s really amazing, so thank you.

AB: I want to give a thank you, even though Adam and I may not work personally. Adam was always checking in, going are you okay? How is the college process going?, and he even gave me advice about which college to choose, so I appreciate all of his support and, more than that, I appreciate the mentorship that I know will come from the scholarship.

SL: I just want to thank Adam especially for, not only the scholarship, but for all the experience I’ve had.