Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012, By Randall Beach, New Haven Register Staff
The night’s theme was “Affirming America’s promise: Equality through education.” In keeping with this, four seniors from New Haven public schools received scholarships: Amber Cross of Wilbur Cross High School, who is president of the Greater New Haven NAACP Youth Council; Tiffany Goodridge, also of Wilbur Cross; Ashford Okang of New Haven Academy High School; and Whitney White of Hill Regional Career High School.
In addition, five Freedom Fund Awards were given. The lifetime achievement award went to William R. Dyson, who served in the state House of Representatives for 32 years and worked in the New Haven public schools for 36 years.
May 2, 2012, At Connecticut's annual Law Day ceremony
Professor William Dyson of the Center for Public Policy and Social Research, holder of the O'Neill Endowed Chair, was honored with the 2012 Law Day Award.