William & Mary alumnus Graham K. Bryant B.A. ’13, J.D. ’16 has been elected as a national foundation trustee of the Ruritan National Foundation, a community service organization.
Bryant, 25, is the youngest trustee ever named to the foundation, and will serve a five-year term as one of five trustees overseeing the Ruritan National Foundation.
Established in 1968, the foundation provides financial assistance to qualified individuals and groups for educational, charitable and benevolent activities.
“I am deeply honored by the faith my fellow Ruritans demonstrated by entrusting me with this responsibility, particularly on the foundation’s 50th anniversary,” Bryant said in the Gazette-Virginian. “I hope to use my time as a national officer to make Ruritan scholarships and disaster relief aid more accessible than ever before.”
A native of Halifax County, Va., Bryant is a licensed attorney and currently works in Virginia Beach as senior law clerk to Chief Judge Glen A. Huff of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Starting in August, he will clerk for Justice William C. Mims of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
When he graduated from William & Mary Law School in May 2016, Bryant was named a member of the Order of the Coif, the highest academic honor a law student can achieve. A true Citizen Lawyer, he also received a Legal Practice Scholar Award, a Gambrell Professionalism Award, a Dean’s Certificate, and the Public Service Certificate.
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