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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

Scott Morris ’76 and Nell Newton ’76 Establish the Jon M. Van Dyke Scholarship Fund I late Jon M. Van Dyke made as a profes-n recognition of the many contributions the Members of the Oshima family, including Carol Izumi’s sor at UC Hastings from 1971 to 1976, the law grandfather, Yaichi (far left), and mother, Misao (far right). school has established a scholarship fund in his Professor Carol Izumi author, educator, and practitioner, was a profes-honor. Van Dyke (below), an esteemed scholar, and Dean Frank H. Wu his death in 2011.sor at the University of Hawaii for 35 years until Establish Oshima alumni—Scott Morris ’76, who recently gaveThe scholarship was created by two grateful Scholarship Fund Hastings Chancellor and Dean Nell Newton$100,000 to establish the fund, and former UC ’76—who cite Van Dyke c band, Chancellor and Dean Frank H. Wu, have - influence on them. “Jonas having had a profound and her husCarol Izumilinical Professor of Law established the Oshima Family Scholarship Fund to was one of the most help support UC Hastings students committed to public engaging teachers I’ve interest careers. The fund, to which Wu and Izumi will ever had,” says Morris. contribute $25,000 annually during his deanship, is named “He helped me under- in honor of Izumi’s late mother, Misao “Iris” Oshima, and stand that if you want her extended family. a society with a strong “My mother’s family came from Japan to California rule of law, you need more than a century ago,” says Izumi. “My grandfather intelligent, committed ran a general store in Sacramento that served Japanese attorneys who are sufficiently broad-minded. American farmers in the area. During World War II, when Jon was all those things.” Japanese Americans were evacuated from the West “Our purpose in establishing the schol- Coast, the Oshimas were sent to the Tule Lake intern- arship is to make sure there continue to be ment camp. This gift is named for them because of the opportunities for qualified students to receive roots they put down in Northern California and because the same extraordinary education we had,” higher education and service to the community were adds Newton. important to the Oshima family.” 14 fall 2012


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