Melissa Duncan receives Elon University Young Alumna of the Year award
Elon Law's associate director of student and professional life was recognized for her leadership in the legal profession and as an undergraduate and law student at Elon.
Duncan was honored with four other exemplary Elon alumni who received 2015 Alumni Awards on Oct. 16 during a ceremony that kicked off a weekend of events as part of Homecoming.
The Young Alumna of the Year award is presented to an alumna who has graduated within the past 10 years and distinguished herself in a profession and in the community. The award citation for Duncan follows:
"An accomplished attorney, Melissa Taylor Duncan ’06 L’09 serves as the associate director of student and professional life at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina.
"Melissa graduated from Elon University in 2006 with a degree in psychology. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor as a member of the Elon University School of Law’s Charter Class in 2009. As a student, she was instrumental in creating Elon Law Reaches Out, an annual day of service designed to cultivate lawyers who understand the service responsibilities of the legal profession. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association, where she serves as community service co-chair.
"A leader in her field, Melissa was recently featured in “Marketing Success: How Did She Do That? Women Lawyers Show You How to Move Beyond Tips to Implementation,” a book published by the American Bar Association that outlines best practices in the legal industry through interviews with female attorneys on how they successfully attracted new clients using the most current approaches to marketing and business development.
"An active Elon alumna, Melissa served as the inaugural president of the School of Law’s Alumni Association, of which she is still a member. She also served on Elon’s Young Alumni Council. In her current role at Elon Law, Melissa assists students with student life and professional development, and works with employers to post jobs and internships for Elon Law students. Before joining the law school, she practiced consumer bankruptcy law for five years at Duncan Law, a firm she established with her husband and fellow alumnus, Damon Duncan ’06 L’09. During that time, she assisted hundreds of clients in the Triad, representing many of them in Federal Bankruptcy Court. She and Damon live in High Point, North Carolina, with son Brooks."
The Elon Law community congratulates and celebrates colleague and friend Melissa Duncan for this recognition.