Fay Sharpe Begins Another Year with the St. Martin de Porres Work Study Program
September 04, 2012
Fay Sharpe has continued its partnership with St. Martin de Porres High School for the 2012-2013 school year. We are pleased to announce the return of Josh Bandy and the addition of two new students, who will be working with us from September through June.
St. Martin's work study program allows students to earn a large portion of their tuition by working throughout the school year. Their work schedule is set up around their classes, so that they still receive the full curriculum/education needed for their grade level. Each student works one day a week, and alternates each Monday. Our three students will be working in the file room as well as handling other miscellaneous tasks that will provide assistance throughout the office.
Our students are:
Cesar Burton (Tuesdays) – Junior
Jasmine Kimbo (Wednesdays) – Sophomore
Josh Bandy (Thursdays) – Senior
This past summer, we also said goodbye to Mark Konkola. A St. Martin alum, Mark worked part-time at the firm as he completed college courses. He recently took a full-time job in his field of study. While we will miss Mark, we are very pleased that the intent of St. Martin is coming to fruition. We wish Mark much success.
We are excited for the upcoming school year and proud to be able to continue working with St. Martin de Porres High School. For information on the school, or its work study program, go to:
Fay Sharpe Supports Lerner School Fundraising Event
June 11, 2012
Fay Sharpe was proud to be a sponsor of the Lerner School for Autism's 5K and Family Fun Run which occured Saturday, June 2, 2012. The Lerner School is part of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, which aspires to evaluate and diagnose autism as soon as possible, provide accurate and up to date information about autism treatment and give children access to research supported education and treatment. Funds from the 5K and Fun Run will support specific projects that will allow teachers, parents and researchers to further understand, evaluate and implement treatment.
For more information on the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism and Lerner School, go to http://my.clevelandclinic.org/childrens-hospital/specialties-services/departments-centers/center-for-autism/default.aspx
Vic Nolan Scholarships - Remembering a Colleague and Friend
September 01, 2009
Fay Sharpe experienced a difficult loss in early 2009 with the death of one of our young attorneys, Victor (Vic) Nolan. After a long battle with cancer, Vic passed away in March due to complications after a bone marrow transplant.
Vic was a gentle, pensive man whose knack for Physics brought him to Intellectual Property Law, and to our firm, in June 2000. After graduating from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and sitting for the Bar Exam in 2006, Vic became a patent attorney. Although his time acclimating as a new lawyer coincided with his fight against cancer, Vic stayed strong and optimistic, always able to handle the next hardship…and always eager to write another patent application. Vic will be remembered for the kind of attorney he was – intelligent, ethical, hard-working and sincere. Personally, so many at Fay Sharpe also had the privilege of calling Vic a friend. His non-judgmental, compassionate demeanor made it easy not only to befriend Vic, but for him to include you among his inner circle as well.
In honor of our colleague and friend, Fay Sharpe has created the Fay Sharpe Vic Nolan Intellectual Property Law Scholarship. This award is available to Cleveland-Marshall law students with a technical degree (Engineering, Chemistry, Bio Sciences, Computer Sciences, etc.) and who shows an interest in pursuing a career in Intellectual Property Law. It is awarded annually, based on financial need and qualification as determined by the Dean of the College of Law. For more information, contact the Office of Law Admissions and Financial Aid at 216-687-2304.
Additionally, the Nolan Family established the Victor Stephen Nolan Scholarship Fund for Physics at John Carroll University, where Vic received his undergraduate degree. This award will be given to a worthy John Carroll student majoring in Physics. We encourage any student interested in Intellectual Property Law or who, like Vic, has a love of science, to research Vic’s scholarship funds. We also encourage donations, of any amount, to the scholarship at John Carroll. To make a donation, please use the link below (for gifts using a credit card), designate “Other” and indicate the gift be applied to the Victor Nolan Scholarship.
Checks can also be sent, payable to John Carroll University, to:
John Carroll University
c/o University Advancement
20700 North Park Blvd.
University Heights, Ohio 44118
(Please include as a memo on your check, “Victor Nolan Scholarship”)
“I have always enjoyed challenges of the kind that the end results of which are worth working hard.”
- Vic Nolan, 4/2004