First Joseph P. Mettner Foundation Scholarship Awarded
The Joseph P. Mettner Foundation awarded their first scholarship to University of Wisconsin Law School student Jamie Yoon. The foundation was established last year to honor Joe Mettner '92, a career public servant and former Chairman of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Joe Mettner’s public service began while he was in law school with work in Governor Tommy G. Thompson’s office and continued through appointments to the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission and Public Service.
The scholarship winner, third-year law student Jamie Yoon, has demonstrated the type of devotion to improving her state and nation through service to the public that was so important to Joe Mettner. Yoon has excelled at the UW-Law School while volunteering with the Wisconsin Innocence Project. She also serves as president of the student chapter of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) and has served as Advocacy Chair of the UW Public Interest Law Foundation. Yoon will receive a $10,000 scholarship for her final year of law school with funding provided by foundation. "I thank the Foundation and will work to honor the legacy of Mr. Mettner," said Jamie Yoon in accepting the scholarship.
"Jamie Yoon is an outstanding choice for the first Joseph P. Mettner Scholarship," said Michelle Mettner who, along with friends of Joe, formed the foundation in honor of her late husband. "Joe believed in the ideals of citizen service to which Jamie has devoted herself. We hope that this scholarship will help Jamie and many others pursue their true vocation with a little less worry about the cost of law school."
Submitted by Law School News on September 22, 2011