The Joseph P. Mettner Foundation awarded their third annual scholarship to University of Wisconsin Law School student Colin McGinn. The foundation was established to honor Joe Mettner '92, a career public servant and former Chairman of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Mettner’s public service began while he was at UW Law School with work in Governor Tommy G. Thompson’s office and continued through appointments to the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission and Public Service.
The scholarship winner, third-year law student Colin McGinn, has
demonstrated the type of devotion to public service that was so important to Joe Mettner.
“Once again the Scholarship Committee was extremely impressed with the quality of the
applicants seeking a career in public service,” said Michelle Mettner, who, along with friends
of Joe, formed the foundation in honor of her late husband. In the end, the committee
determined that McGinn best exemplifies the goals and mission of the scholarship.
McGinn is the recipient of the 2012 Ray and Ethel Brown Award for character,
service and leadership and also the 2013 recipient of the Gordon Baldwin Scholarship. In addition, he has been active at the Frank J. Remington Center and has provided
assistance to victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Legal Assistance for Disaster Relief.
Submitted by Law School News on September 11, 2013
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