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Regent Wins 1st Annual Virginia “Legal Food Frenzy”

Regent Law has won the Law School division of the first annual Virginia “Legal Food Frenzy,” organized by the office of the State Attorney General, Bob McDonnell. McDonnell, a Regent Law alum, spearheaded the campaign to help Virginia’s hungry by calling on the legal community in the state to donate food throughout the spring. A number of categories and sub-categories were recognized, including law firms of various sizes and law schools, with winners being announced based on the total weight of food donated as well as pounds of food donated per capita. Regent Law won both law school categories, donating 4,231 pounds of food, which worked out to 10.07 pounds per person.

The program overall was judged a success by McDonnell. The original goal was 500,000 pounds of food; however, over 637,000 pounds were donated, which equals 530,000 meals for Virginian’s in need.

Gov. Mitt Romney Delivers Commencement Address to More than 1,000 Graduates

In full regalia and smiling broadly, the largest graduating class in the history of Regent University—1,005 strong—processed to their seats on the plaza in front of the university's library and joined an audience of more than 5,000 assembled friends, family and other guests. Thomas M. Saltsgiver, chairman of Regent's Board of Trustees, extended greetings from the board and then introduced Regent Chancellor and President Dr. M. G. "Pat" Robertson.

After adding his warm welcome, Dr. Robertson began his introduction of the Honorable Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts. "He is a person of great distinction," Dr. Robertson said, highlighting Gov. Romney's proven leadership in business, government and repairing the 2002 Winter Olympics. "He is an outstanding American."

Before beginning his official remarks, Gov. Romney applauded Dr. Robertson for building a center of excellence at Regent University. He then turned to the graduates and began …