NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)- Quinnipiac University’s Black Law Students Association handed out its major annual awards at a ceremony on the campus in North Haven Tuesday night.
Marcus McCraven, of Hamden, received the association’s Community Service Award for a lifetime of pioneering achievements.
McCraven, an electrical engineer, has a long and impressive resume that includes being a former vice president at United Illuminating and a project leader of the nuclear systems branch of the Naval Research Laboratory.
The BLSA presented its Thurgood Marshall Award to Kristen Clarke, the director of the national Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law. The award is named after the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the nation’s highest court.