2016 Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholars Luncheon
On Friday, June 17th, 2016 recipients of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison sat down with Adam Leitman Bailey for the annual Scholarship Luncheon. At the luncheon, three new recipients, Ashley Brito, Chabely Jorge, and Sefany Lazieh, were honored with the scholarship honoring their hard work both academically and at the firm. The group also celebrated the graduation of one recipient, Breanne Springstead, who graduated from Rutgers University in May. Ms. Springstead thanked Adam Leitman Bailey saying, “Thank you, because without the scholarship, my time at Rutgers would have been totally different.” Receiving the scholarship has changed her life and has given her the tools she needed to graduate in the top 2% of her class.
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.