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Grateful Students Initiate Scholarship to Honor Professor Shipman

Morgan Shipman

Outstanding Recent Alumnus award winner Brian Burns '97 is a driving force in the creation of the Shipman Scholarship. A corporate attorney for the international firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, Brian launched the scholarship effort to honor his mentor's 70th birthday. The overwhelming favorable response Brian received from his direct solicitation of the classes of 1996, 1997, and 1998 led him to seek broader alumni support.

As word of the scholarship spread, others enthusiastically volunteered. Among them was Greg Gehlmann '88, a partner at Manatt Phelps & Phillips in Washington, DC. Greg says, "I decide to pledge my support because of Prof. Shipman's influence in my decision to seek a career in corporate and securities law. Through the courses he taught and my tenure as his research assistant, I found these areas of the law to be interesting, challenging and entertaining."

The scholarship has also received enthusiastic support from Professor Shipman's two daughters: ABC News Senior Correspondent Claire Shipman and independent filmmaker Suzannah Shipman. They will be on hand when the scholarship is formally dedicated an hour before the College's Michigan State tailgate on Saturday, November 8. All alumni are invited to attend both the scholarship dedication and the tailgate to follow.

Professor Shipman
A younger and, as always, animated Professor Shipman

The college will present Professor Shipman with letters of appreciation and thanks from former students. To have your letter included, send it to the College's Development Office via email or standard mail to 55 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43210 by November 1. Scholarship contributions are still being accepted. Five percent of the endowment will be paid out annually in the form of a merit scholarship. The amount of the scholarship will keep pace with the growth of the endowment.

Professor Shipman teaches accounting, business organizations, corporations, corporation finance, securities regulations, and torts. Prior to joining the Moritz faculty, Professor Shipman practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, served as special counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and taught at Harvard Law School. To hear Professor Shipman's insights on corporate governance, click on the link for a webcast panel discussion on "America's Corporate Actions" post-Enron.