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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sad News From Vermont Law School

HannaCheryl Hanna, Vice President for External Relations and Professor of Law at Vermont Law School, took her own life last week at the age of 48, leaving behind a husband and two children. Professor Hanna's family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in her memory to Women Helping Battered Women, P.O. Box 1535, Burlington, VT 05402.

ShieldsFormer Vermont Dean Geoffrey “Jeff” Benson Shields died on August 2 at the age of 68.   His family asks that any gifts in his memory be sent to the Hallowell Singers, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro, Vt. 05301, or to The Jeff and Genie Shields Prize at Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea St., South Royalton Vt. 05068. A week before his death, Dean Shields and his wife gave their family home to the law school:

“Jeff and Genie have given to this school in so many remarkable ways over the years—their extraordinary and dedicated service to students, faculty, staff and alumni during Jeff’s tenure as president and dean, their contributions to and relentless fundraising for the Center for Legal Services, and, of course, the establishment of the Shields Prize,” Mihaly and Board of Trustees Chairman Edward Mattes ’83 wrote in a letter to VLS faculty and staff. “The Shields have always led by example. This most generous gift is clear manifestation of [their] philanthropic spirit.” The historic 3,400-square-foot home, built in 1810, is currently for sale and rented by VLS students. The law school plans to continue the search for a buyer and have the students remain in residence for the duration of their lease.

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Comments


Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Posted by: Mike Petrik | Aug 5, 2014 4:09:22 PM

Incredibly sad.

Posted by: HTA | Aug 7, 2014 3:01:27 PM

I remember Cheryl when she was interviewing very smart and very original a very sad story

Posted by: michael livingston | Aug 9, 2014 3:15:02 AM