Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. will provide the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship to seven hard-working college students in 2014. The annual scholarship is awarded to Alejandro Hincapie, Brittany Amoroso, Raquel Beckford, Breanne Springstead, Aissatou Diallo, Keilon La Barrie, Jennifer Teets and Kelly McNaughton.
Degrees: Business Management and Labor Studies
The Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship is funded through the Building Foundations charity, founded by Adam Leitman Bailey in 2008. The charity’s mission is to assist students of all ages in pursuing their professional and personal dreams by providing financing, scholarships, education, internships, real-life experience and any other tools necessary to reach these dreams.
Kelly McNaughton Updates Adam Leitman Bailey on her Progress Through Law School in 2019
I hope you and your family are well! I have been very busy with adjusting to law school these past few months. I finished my first semester at Rutgers Law with a 3.943 GPA, and I am hoping to maintain that this semester as I tackle harder classes including Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and Property. I am finding Property Law particularly interesting, and I think we are getting to some landlord and tenant issues soon. This summer I will be interning at Partners for Women and Justice, an organization that represents domestic violence victims, which I hope will be both challenging and rewarding. I often think of my time interning in your office and how much it has helped to prepare me for law school.
“Adam continues to inspire me with this generosity and his mentorship. I owe so much of my success in college to his guidance and continued support.” Kelly McNaughton Updates us on her Progress as we Move into 2017
I hope all is well with you! This semester I will be interning Easterseals as an Human Resource Intern. Easterseals is a non-profit that helps adults with disabilities, and I am hoping to learn as much as I can and really immerse myself in what the organization has to offer.
In addition, as President of Rutgers Project Sunshine, a community service organization, my goal for 2017 is to schedule even more hospital visits and continue to help change the lives of children. I hope to come up with even more creative craft ideas and to continue to support the caregivers of these children.
Another goal for 2017 is to continue to do well in school and work towards getting into a great law school. Adam continues to inspire me with this generosity and his mentorship. I owe so much of my success in college to his guidance and continued support. The lessons and life skills I learned working at ALBPC have given me the confidence to keep getting internships and never stop asking questions.
Kelly McNaughton Thanks Adam Leitman Bailey
“Thank you very much Adam Leitman Bailey for presenting me with the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship. It was such an honor to not only intern at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. but also to have you come to the scholarship dinner and present me with this award!”
Kelly McNaughton was an intern at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. during the summer of 2013. She will be attending Rutgers University in Fall 2014.
SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON 2017
2017 Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholars Luncheon
Scholarship recipients, old and new, joined Adam Leitman Bailey on at the new firm offices Thursday, July 27th, 2017 for the annual Scholars Luncheon. Taking in the scenery everyone reflected upon their time at the firm, thanking Adam for the opportunities and experiences he provided.
Each year, Adam Leitman Bailey,P.C., in conjunction with Building Foundations and Dreams, sits down with these inspiring students (from the most recent university graduates to rising college freshmen) to honor their hard work and celebrate their outstanding achievements, both inside and out of the classroom. At the annual luncheon, the recipients have the chance to talk one-on-one with Mr. Bailey, network with one another, and provide Mr. Bailey with their latest updates – new jobs, awards received in the previous semester, and other exciting adventures in their personal and professional lives. This year was particularly special, as it marked the tenth year of the scholarship’s existence.
SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON 2016
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.