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Chasity Thompson, '02, to Receive Emerging Leader Award from Indianapolis Civic Group


The prestigious African-American civic organization, 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, has named Chasity Q. Thompson, 02, as a member of its inaugural class of “Emerging Leaders” during an event August 29 at The Alexander Hotel. Thompson is assistant dean of the Office of Professional Development at IU McKinney School of Law.

Licensed to practice law as a member of the Indiana Bar, Thompson was named one of the 2007 "Up and Coming" lawyers for the Leadership in Law series by the newspaper, Indiana Lawyer, and she is the 2006 recipient of the Raab Emison Award for her commitment to diversity in the legal profession. Also, she was named a member of the Class XXXVI of the Stanley K. Lacy executive leadership series and a distinguished fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation in 2012.

Thompson is a member of the state delegation to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and serves on the Board of Governors for the Indiana State Bar Association, as well as the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Bar Association. She also serves on the Indianapolis Bar Association's Law Student Executive Committee and is a member of the Marion County and National Bar Associations. She is involved in the Indianapolis community as a member of The Links, Incorporated – Indianapolis. Additionally, she serves as a mentor to first generation college students through the Norman Brown Scholars program at IUPUI and also mentors several middle-school aged girls.

This is the first year 100 Black Men of Indianapolis has presented the Emerging Leader Awards. The group says their honorees this year match the group’s motto of “What They See, Is What They’ll Be.” The local group was founded in 1984 and serves more than 700 Indianapolis youths each year through mentoring-based educational programs. The national program areas of focus for the 100 Black Men of America are mentoring, education, economic empowerment, health and wellness, and leadership development.

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