Foundation honors law students from Howard, UDC

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The University of the District of Columbia's student center, shown under construction in late 2015, is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. (Brian Kapur/Current file photo)

The D.C.-based Olender Foundation recently honored a group of law students from Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.

The foundation, affiliated with the Farragut Square law firm Jack H. Olender & Associates, “aims to counter poverty and violence and to promote opportunity and equal justice,” according to its website. Its annual awards honor individuals for their contributions to society.

The Howard University School of Law’s award recipients were Jennifer Breaux, Victoria Burnette, Ryvell Fitzpatrick, Edgar Gonzalez, Ky’Eisha Penn and Vanessa Stephens. Honorees from the University of the District of Columbia were Jason Barros, John Blake, Oral John, Denisha Jones, Dora Myles and Tracy Price.

The foundation’s Nov. 29 ceremony also honored Los Angeles physician Robert Peter Gale, praising his lifetime of humanitarian work associated with nuclear disasters in Brazil, Japan and the former Soviet Union.