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  • Prelude: Mr. Drew Massey, 1999 IMSA Graduate
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Ms. Donielle Newell, Student Council President
  • Welcome: Ms. Donielle Newell, Student Council President; Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall, President; Mr. Eric McLaren, Principal
  • Musical Selection: Mr. Drew Massey
  • Keynote Speaker: Ms. Marcie Edwards Hawkins, 1989 IMSA Graduate

Guest Biographies

Marcie Edwards Hawkins

Marcie is a charter class graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She was awarded her bachelor of arts in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University College of Law. She was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1998. Marcie is currently working at Commerce Clearing House in securities, mergers, and acquisitions. Previously she worked for Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. in tax law. At the University of Illinois, Marcie was a President Award Scholarship recipient. She studied at Oxford University's Summer Program and traveled to Japan. At Ohio State University, Marcie was a Public Service Fellow volunteer law clerk, working on housing discrimination cases reported to the local Urban League. Marcie is active in Delta Sigma Theta, a public service sorority founded in 1913 at Howard University. She pledged Alpha Nu chapter at the University of Illinois in 1991. She was awarded the Outstanding Public Service Award for work with a battered women's shelter and AIDS awareness. She also served as a tutor for high school students in Project Upward Bound. While at IMSA Marcie participated in Harvard Model Congress, Amnesty International, Student Council, Swim Team, and was a JV Cheerleader.

Marcie is an active member of Flintridge Missionary Baptist Church and is married to Kevin Hawkins, a mechanical engineer at Honda.

Marcie L Hawkins FY99 Convocation.pdf (2509 kB)
Marcie L Hawkins '89 Keynote Address

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