Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, February 10, 2017

Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers endows scholarships at UTC

From left: Andy Browne, academic advisor, UTC; Karen McGuffee, UTC; Jeff Elwell, dean of Arts and Sciences, UTC; Pam Ashmore, head of the Sustainable Criminal Justice Department, UTC; Matt Matthews, associated dean of Math, Science and Social Sciences, UTC; Nick Walker, UTC criminal justice graduate and assistant to Summers; Jeff Rufolo, attorney, Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers; and Jimmy Rogers, attorney Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers. - Photograph by David Laprad

The law firm of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers will be providing scholarships for criminal justice students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The educational award will be issued annually and will alternate its focus each year between students who wish to become prosecuting attorneys and those with aspirations of becoming defense attorneys.

“We want to make a contribution that will foster the education of students who might serve as either prosecutors or criminal defense lawyers in Chattanooga,’’ says Jerry Summers, senior member of the firm. “Both administer justice in our city, and both need to be developed.”

“UTC greatly appreciates Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers for years of loyal support in making Chattanooga better by helping students accomplish their career goals in the field of criminal justice,” says Karen McGuffee, associate professor and criminal justice program coordinator. “The generosity of this gift will help many young men and women realize both personal and professional success.”