John Nannes, ’73, and Irving Stenn Jr., ’55, are recipients of the 2017 Hermelin Awards, the University’s highest honor recognizing alumni volunteers.
Nannes, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington, D.C., spearheaded one of the Law School’s most successful development initiatives—the Nannes 3L Challenge. He has served on numerous fundraising and advisory committees and currently chairs the Development and Alumni Relations Committee. He also mentors the next generation of MLaw alumni and supporters.
Stenn, who is retired from private practice in Chicago, is a tremendous supporter of the U-M Museum of Art, as well as Michigan Law. With his father, he endowed a fund to honor law students demonstrating leadership, community engagement, and academic success. The Stenn Award is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed upon graduating students. In addition, Stenn has endowed a scholarship at the Law School. By providing full tuition, the scholarship helps make Michigan Law accessibleto the best of the best.
“We are proud to recognize members of the Michigan family who devote themselves to advancing our excellence,” says U-M President Mark Schlissel. “Their extraordinary volunteer efforts on behalf of our University make them worthy of distinction as leaders and best.” –KD