Ronald Boy, who will receive his law degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law on Saturday, May 13, is the seventh recipient of the Morey-Maurice Award for Service & Leadership. The award is made annually to the graduating GU law student who has made an extraordinary contribution of both service and leadership while attending the Gonzaga University School of Law. The award was presented to Boy by GU Law School Dean Earl F. Martin.
Boy has made immeasurable contributions to both service and leadership during his three years as a Gonzaga law student. For two consecutive spring breaks he organized and led a group of Gonzaga law students on “Mission: Possible” service projects – first to the Dominican Republic and then to New Orleans. In the Dominican Republic, GU law students worked on a Sister Island Project building a community education center for a poor, inland agricultural community. In New Orleans 12 GU law students stayed at the Hands-On-New Orleans site. Each day they gutted houses, tutored children, and sorted clothing. As both a member and president of the law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta, Boy helped spearhead a number of community service projects benefiting Second Harvest Inland Northwest food bank, the Salvation Army, and the Ronald McDonald House. His quiet, self-effacing manner and deeply personal commitment to community service has served as an inspiration to his peers as well as faculty and staff.
The Morey-Maurice Award for Service & Leadership was established by Gonzaga Law School Professor John Morey Maurice in memory of his parents, Wanda Morey Maurice and John Wyk Maurice. The award consists of a framed certificate and a hand-blown glass heart created by Marki Hocking, a nationally known glass artist who maintains her studio in the Inland Northwest.
Boy received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga. Following graduation he will return to his hometown Kennewick, Wash., where he will be employed as a prosecuting attorney for Benton County, Washington.
For more information, please contact John Morey Maurice at (509) 323-3725 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.