William Penn names the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Career Award
The William Penn University Alumni Recognition Banquet will be held Friday evening, October 4, 2013. As part of the Homecoming celebration, the Alumni Recognition Banquet honors individuals for their accomplishments, contributions, and connection to William Penn. Each year, the university names the newest members of the Alumni Hall of Fame. The 2013 Distinguished Career Award recipient is 1976 Penn graduate, David Law of Marion, Iowa.
Law spent his time at Penn as a member of various music performing groups while earning his BA in Music Education. He went on to have a successful and varied career in music and music education. While teaching at East Greene Schools in Grand Junction, Iowa, his band was selected for the Iowa Bandmasters Conference. While working in the Marion school district, his band was selected to perform at the Iowa Music Educators Association, as well as two performances for President Reagan. He then went on to teach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School for 12 years before returning to Marion as the director for the middle school band. Law retired in 2010.
In addition to teaching, Law has served as President of the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association, the Iowa Bandmasters Association, and the Iowa Music Educators Association and is currently the chair of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, Vice President of the Marion Independent School Board and serves on the Board of the Iowa Association of School Boards.
William Penn University is honored to present the 2013 Distinguished Career Award to David Law, who continues to live out his passion for music through educating and inspiring young musicians.
This year’s Homecoming will also celebrate the 140th Anniversary of William Penn. A complete schedule of events can be found on the university website, www.wmpenn.edu.