Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

A Sweet Heather Anne cake creation to celebrate the Black Law Students Association's 37th Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Scholarship Gala.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

Members of BLSA join the 2015 Butch Carpenter Scholarship recipient, 1L Mario Carroll, runner-up Eric Cox, and second runner-up Shaquari Everson, for a group photo.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

Professor Alicia Davis and guest Toby Pennington join fellow faculty, alumni, students, and guests at the banquet.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

Fellow 2Ls Sam Edandison and Steve Alizio meet up at the banquet's cocktail hour.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

2015 Butch Carpenter co-chairs Britney Littles and Sam Edandison, both 2Ls, give the Butch Carpenter Gala Welcome.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

Soul Content provides lively entertainment for the evening.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

The annual banquet celebrates the life and legacy of former Michigan Law student Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

David Baker Lewis, '70, of Lewis & Munday in Detroit delivers the banquet's keynote. 

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

The Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to first-year Michigan Law students and members of BLSA who exemplify the award's namesake.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

Keynote speaker, David Baker Lewis, '70, of Lewis & Munday in Detroit, with his wife, Kathleen McCree Lewis, '73.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

3L Adrean Taylor shares a laugh with 1L LaToya Felton.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

2L Christopher, Maduforo, 1Ls Jaymon Ballew, AJ Brown, Mylan Traylor, and guest Luke P. Apfeld.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

1Ls Katie Joh, LaToya Felton, and Avery Johnson enjoy some refreshments as the Butch Carpenter Gala gets underway.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

1Ls Nicholas Wallace, Saeeda Joseph-Charles, Christina Martin, Eric Cox, Osahon Skundaye, and Christian Carey greet guests at the start of the banquet.

Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, March 20, 2015

The Butch Carpenter Banquet is a popular tradition among current students and alumni.

CELEBRATING SERVICE  Michigan Law students, alumni, faculty, and guests gathered March 20 for the 37th annual Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala. The event celebrates the life and service of late Michigan Law alumnus Butch Carpenter, and recognizes three outstanding members of the Black Law Students Association. This year's recipients are Mario Carroll, winner; Shaquari Everson, runner-up; and Eric Cox, second runner-up. David Baker Lewis, ’70, founding partner of Lewis & Munday in Detroit, delivered the keynote speech.

Photos by Elizabeth Wight and BLSA.

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