TerryAnn Howell, a third-year part-time law student, was the recipient of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Scholarship – a $5,000 gift – which was presented to her during the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association’s 36th Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala held on March 1, 2014. Ms. Howell received the award for her leadership, academic excellence and community service. Former County Commissioner Betty Ferguson, the wife of the late Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr., presented Howell with the award.

Howell is a member of the FIU Law trial team and recently took home the Exceptional Advocate honor during the Seventeenth Annual National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational which took place at Georgetown University Law School. She also serves as president of FIU Law’s Caribbean Students Bar Association, Marshall for Phi Alpha Delta Law Society, is an FIU Law student research assistant and is currently interning with the Coast Guard’s JAG unit.

“Receiving an award named after a great man like Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. and having his wife present the award is such a great honor,” Howell shared. “I would not be in a position to accomplish so much if it weren’t for H.T Smith who is always encouraging me, and my fellow classmate Jennifer Typrowicz who told tell her employer to hire from FIU Law because its students are hard workers who get the job done – I’m just blessed in every way!

The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association is the oldest and largest association of Black attorneys in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It has serves the Miami-Dade community by cultivating excellence and inclusion in the legal profession, promoting diversity in legal education through financial assistance and mentorship and advocating for equal access, equal opportunity and equal justice in the legal system.


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