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Jackson Attorney Paula Graves Ardelean Keynotes Who’s Who Luncheon at Mississippi College

November 13, 2013

Jackson attorney Paula Graves Ardelean returns to her alma mater to address a luncheon honoring some of Mississippi College’s premier students.

A 1983 Mississippi College business administration graduate, Ardelean will be the keynote speaker at the event to salute 79 MC seniors joining Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The December 6 program begins 11:30 a.m. in Anderson Hall on the Clinton campus.

The longstanding honors program showcases students for their scholastic excellence, leadership and community service.

“This is an outstanding group and represents the very best of Mississippi College,” says Jim Turcotte, vice president for enrollment services and dean of students. MC is among 2,842 schools nationwide inducting students into the honor society.

Ardelean served as chief justice of the Mississippi College student body as an undergraduate and was active in the Kissimee social tribe. A graduate of the University of Mississippi Law School, Ardelean  joined the Butler, Snow law firm where she’s practiced law since 1986. Paula represents employers throughout the Southeast.

Ardelean is a past president of the Jackson Young Lawyers and Mississippi Bar Young Lawyer Division. In addition, she’s a member of the governing body of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.

Paula and her family attend Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison. She’s the mother of two teenagers, Michael and Grace. Her most challenging and rewarding job, she says, is being their mother.

The 79 students being honored this year at the Christian university were trimmed from an initial pool of 594 seniors meeting the qualifications.

Mississippi College President Lee Royce, faculty, and family members will join students at the “Who’s Who” luncheon that Friday.

For additional information, contact Margaret Cole at 601.925.3809 or mcole@mc.edu.

Photo: Paula Graves Ardelean