Burton Receives Annual Chris Creech Award for Service to the Law School

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    Outstanding Commitment  While awarding Felicia Burton this year's Chris Creech Award during a staff appreciation luncheon, Dean A. Benjamin Spencer praised Burton for her hard work and willingness to be a team player. Burton is Director of the Faculty and Academic Support Center.  Photo by David F. Morrill
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Felicia Burton is the recipient of the 2023 Chris Creech Award, given annually to a deserving member of the Law School staff in recognition of outstanding service and commitment to the Law School. The award is named in honor of former Associate Registrar Chris Creech, who died in 2015.

Burton, the Director of the Faculty and Academic Support Center, joined the Law School in 1996 and immediately became an influential presence. She works with full-time and adjunct faculty, which means that she and her team have to move fast and juggle many projects at once.

“Faculty have noted that Felicia pays close attention to detail, is extremely hard working, and is always a team player,” said Dean A. Benjamin Spencer as he presented the award. “In particular, faculty who work with Felicia have noticed that she appears to get up at the crack of dawn to start answering messages and working on projects.”

Spencer also noted that faculty who request photocopies, or reference letters, or a host of other things often find the materials sitting on their desk when they unlock their office doors in the morning.

“We are grateful to Felicia for her nearly three decades of tireless work,” Spencer said, “and we are happy to be able to bestow the Chris Creech Award to recognize her many contributions to the Law School.”