Suffolk University Law School Awards Public Service Fellowships


Sarah Temple Blodgett, Catherine M. Hobbs, and Jessica L. Tripp, all members of the class of 2005, were named Fenton Fellows for their demonstrated commitment to public service as exemplified by Judge Fenton.

Blodgett, of Meriden, Connecticut, who received a juris doctor degree cum laude,

is working in the New Hampshire Public Defender's Office. She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Sandra Blodgett of Meriden, CT.

Hobbs, of West Bridgewater, was the student speaker during the 2005 Suffolk University Law School commencement ceremony, where she received a juris doctor degree. For the past year, she served as a volunteer with the Massachusetts Department of Education as a surrogate educational parent for children in the custody of the Department of Social Services who need a quasi-parent to help make decisions about their special needs curriculum.

Tripp, of Walpole, who received a juris doctor degree cum laude, is a paralegal at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. She is the daughter of Kathy Tripp and Harry McGrath of Walpole and Richard and Arleen Tripp of Foxboro.

The John E. Fenton, Jr. Public Service Awards are given annually  to three current Suffolk University Law School students to pursue post-graduate employment with qualifying government and public interest employers. The Fenton Awards are the highest paid public service awards given by the Law School.  Students selected as Fenton Award recipients are expected to exemplify Judge Fenton's commitment to public service and standard of excellence. 

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