Class of 2016
Joshua R. Bonney
A 2012 graduate of Elon University with a Bachelor of Communication Sciences, Bonney was named to the Dean’s List from 2009-2012 and the Academic Honor Roll for four consecutive years. Bonney has served as a volunteer with the Harris County Guardianship Volunteer Program in Houston, Texas, providing guardianship services to indigent adults determined incapacitated by Probate Courts. Bonney’s work experiences while attending Elon Law have included associate counsel, Duke Energy, summer 2014 and law clerk, Justice Robert Edmunds Jr., North Carolina Supreme Court, summer 2014. Bonney is a Presidential Scholar and a Minorities in the Profession Scholar at Elon Law. He has been named to the Dean’s List at Elon Law and is Vice President of the Black Law Students Association. Bonney played on the Elon University Men’s Varsity Basketball team for four years and served as team captain. He has held music and entertainment positions around the Houston area. His collegiate activities included serving as a phoenix outreach coordinator/counselor for four years and international study with the International Leadership & Global Advancement Initiative in Italy, Germany and Austria.
Blakeney C. Brown
Brown attended Wake Forest University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, where she majored in political science and completed a master’s degree in law. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Brown was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha academic honor society, a member and assistant coach of the Wake Forest Dance Team, officer of the Black Student Alliance, officer of Wake Forest University Gospel Choir, and Master Studies of Law Program Representative of the Wake Forest Student Bar Association.
Brittney A. Burch
Burch majored in politics and international affairs and minored in Spanish at Wake Forest University. Burch was an active member of the student group PREPARE, which helped raise awareness about sexual assaults on campus and provided a sexual assault hotline for Wake Forest students. Burch also served in the Protégé Mentor Program, which provides an avenue for disadvantaged Americans to achieve entrepreneurial success; and Project Launch, a program designed to improve services for young children. Burch has also worked as a tutor for high school students in Anson County, NC, and as a research assistant for the Politics and International Affairs Office at Wake Forest.
Evan C. Freemyer
Freemyer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Appalachian State University in 2013 where he majored in political science. As an undergraduate, Freemyer was a W.H. Plemmons Leader Fellow and served as director of legislative operations and as a senator in the Student Government Association. Freemyer is a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. He has served as battalion personnel officer and battalion operations officer for the Appalachian State Army Reserve Office Training Corps Mountaineer Battalion, and company commander of M-4 ASU National Society of Pershing Rifles.
Morgan L. Furman
Furman graduated from the College of William and Mary with a double major in Hispanic studies and sociology. Since graduating in 2011, Furman has worked as a paralegal in two firms in Richmond, Va. She serves as a Spanish tutor for high school students. Furman studied abroad in Seville, Spain, at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, where she volunteered helping autistic teenagers with rehabilitative athletic activities. At William and Mary, Furman was a member of the Student Council, the Undergraduate Honor Council and Building Tomorrow, an organization dedicated to proving educational resources to children in east Africa. Furman has served as a troop leader for Girl Scouts of the USA.
Camille E. Hill
Hill completed her undergraduate education at Elon University where she majored in strategic communications and played varsity softball. While at Elon University, Hill served as treasurer of the National Pan-Hellenic Council Executive Board for the Greek community. She joined the 2012-13 senior class gift giving committee as the student gifts coordinator, interned for PETA and participated in the Bateman Case Study Competition, a national case study competition for public relations students. Hill served as a new student orientation leader and was a member of the admissions student staff during her undergraduate studies. In the summer of 2014, Hill worked as a law clerk in North Carolina for both the Catawba County Attorney's Office and the City of Hickory Attorney's Office.
Daniel J. Lawall
Lawall completed a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University in 1996 and master’s degree in computer science from George Washington University in 2007. Lawall served in the U.S. Army for more than eight years and worked for the U.S. government as a research scientist in both the pre- and post-9/11 eras. Lawall served as director of the applied research and innovation team within a federal agency, receiving honors and recognition for his service in the U.S. government. He has been a volunteer with several Cub Scout packs.
Jennifer M. Meyer
Meyer earned a Bachelor of Arts in corporate communications from Elon University in 2005. She has held work and intern positions for McGraw-Hill Children’s Publishing, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the North Carolina Division of Mental Health and the Murdoch Developmental Center. Meyer served as an undergraduate psychology instructor for the North Carolina State University Department of Psychology from 2006-2007 and as a research assistant to Professor Helen Grant at Elon University School of Law since March 2014. While at Elon University, Meyer was elected vice president of membership in the Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Stephanie Iris Murray
Murray earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with a concentration in criminology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2004 and a Master of Science in criminal justice from East Carolina University in 2009. At UNCG, Murray resided in international housing with foreign exchange students and served as president of the Sociology Club where she organized a campus wide political debate that was featured on CNN.com. After graduating, Murray worked as an assistant corporate recruiter for Hafele America from 2007 to 2008 and as a probation and parole officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety from 2008 to 2013. As a probation officer, Murray served as peer mentor and trained staff on the statewide warrant repository process and on new online intake procedures. While at Elon Law, Murray has been active with the Innocence Project and has served as Honor Council secretary and representative for her first and second years. She is a member of the law school’s Elder Law Society, serving as secretary, and the Tax Law Society, where she has volunteered as a tax aide. In the summer of 2014, Murray interned with Ivey, McClellon, Gatton & Talcott, LLC, researching bankruptcy and tax issues, and externed with the North Carolina Department of Justice in the Attorney General's Office victims and citizens section, where she wrote an appellate brief and conducted research for the Senior Task Force. Murray currently works for Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic as clinic assistant.
Diane K. Pappayliou
Pappayliou graduated from Davidson College where she majored in anthropology and served as the president of Davidson’s Pre-Law Society. While at Davidson, Pappayliou was the candidate relations officer for Davidson’s Student Government Association. Pappayliou is a recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award from the West Point Society of New Jersey. Pappayliou brings service experience to Elon through her involvement with the Rusk Eating House, a social and philanthropic organization aimed at empowering women in service and leadership opportunities. At the Rusk Eating House, Pappayliou served as president and organized many events for to advance the group’s mission. In the summer of 2014, Pappayliou interned with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Greensboro office in the public benefits unit. In 2014, she served as a student mentor for members of Elon Law’s entering class. Pappayliou has been named to the Dean's List at Elon Law. She is currently serving as a staff member of the Elon Law Review.
Jessica D. Richardson
Richardson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. While at UNC, Richardson was recognized as a Pogue Scholar and was inducted into the National Biology Honor Society. Richardson is the founder and director of Assets for Sustainability, where she helps domestic violence survivors and homeless families gain economic independence and economic sustainability. Richardson served as an intern for GlaxoSmithKline and was recognized as a GlaxoSmithKline Woman in Science Scholar. She has volunteered in Greensboro as Guardian Ad Litem, a volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children; and in Chapel Hill as a program co-counselor for the Communiversity After-School Program, an organization that provides academic and cultural programs for local children.