RALEIGH, N.C. - On the morning of April 9, friends, family, Campbell Law faculty, staff and representatives from the Campbell University administration and Board of Trustees came together to honor Dr. Norman Adrian Wiggins and unveil a bronze bust created for placement in the new Law School location in Raleigh.
Dr. Wiggins served as President of Campbell University from 1967 - 2003. He was Chancellor from 2003 until his passing in August 2007. During Dr. Wiggins' tenure as President, he was instrumental in creating schools of law, pharmacy, education, business and divinity. The school of law is named in his honor.
"Dr. Wiggins was a visionary leader for Campbell University and the entire state of North Carolina," said Ben Thompson, a member of Campbell Law's charter class of '79. "When he started Campbell Law School in the mid-70s, many people said that the school wouldn't make it. Not only did it survive, it has thrived. There are hundreds of Campbell Law alumni who may have never become lawyers without the vision of Norman Adrian Wiggins."
Speakers at the dedication included:
Dean Melissa Essary
Bob Barker, Chairman, Campbell University Board of Trustees
Dr. Jerry M. Wallace, President, Campbell University
Hon. I. Beverly Lake, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina (retired)
Benjamin N. Thompson ('79 Law), Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
David T. Courie ('97 Law), Beaver Holt Sternlicht & Courie, PA
Patrick Hetrick, Professor of Law
Dr. J. Stanley McQuade, Professor of Law
Zenos Frudakis, artist/creator of the bust
About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation's top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation's best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 21 years, Campbell Law's record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a new state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit law.campbell.edu.
Courtesy of http://www.law.campbell.edu.