Gerard H. Cohen, Class of 1962, has been a friend, benefactor, counselor, and leading member of the Executive Committee of the Law School Alumni Association for many years. Gerry’s generosity has been immeasurable, both in terms of the personal time and effort he has devoted to the School and in the financial support he has provided. His ready counsel and support for new endeavors has reflected his genuine commitment to the School and its advancement through the years.

Knowing of Gerry’s lifelong devotion to his School, his wife Sherryl Cohen, his brother Bruce A. Cohen, and their families established the Gerard H. Cohen Award in his honor in 1994, the same year Gerry was awarded the Silver Shingle Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to the School. The Cohen Award is given annually to recognize a member of the School of Law administrative staff who has shown unselfish and distinguished service to the School. In an institution characterized by a staff of dedicated professionals who are among the best in their fields, this award is a special recognition for those who have consistently gone beyond the bounds of good and faithful service, whose contributions to the School have made an unusually strong impact.

The School of Law community is greatly honored by the decision of the Cohen family to establish this award. It is most fitting that a member of the School of Law administrative staff should receive an award in Gerry’s name, for so many of them have benefited from his help, counsel, generous spirit, and good humor. He, too, is one who consistently has gone beyond the bounds of good and faithful service.

Past Gerard H. Cohen Award Recipients

  • Marlene H. Alderman
  • Elizabeth Armour
  • Keri A. Campiola
  • Liz Cerrato (’89)
  • Cheryl Constantine
  • Therese J. Enders
  • Margaret der Hagopian
  • Tim Hall
  • Terri Geiger
  • Charlotte Gliksman
  • Carolyn G. Goodwin
  • Lorraine Kaplan
  • Maura J. Kelly
  • Ralph D. Kidder
  • Alissa Leonard
  • Christine A. Marx
  • Susan A. Michals
  • Irene Moustakas
  • John N. Riccardi (’91)
  • Linda Skinner
  • Mary Jo Sullivan
  • Aida E. Ten
  • Kassie Tucker