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School of Law | Alumni, Former Adjunct Diane Gentile Dies

Alumni, Former Adjunct Diane Gentile Dies

Former Adjunct Professor Diane Gentile died June 12, 2010, at the age of 54. She received her J.D. from the School of Law in 1986 and her B.A. from UD in 1977. She was a founding partner in the Dayton law firm Cooper, Gentile & Washington. She served as an adjunct professor at Dayton Law from 2004 to 2006.

"We will miss Diane deeply," said Dean Lisa Kloppenberg. "She was a fabulous teacher, a dedicated advocate and mediator, an outstanding professional role model and an all around inspiration."

In 2006, Diane was recognized for her dedication to improving the law when she was named a Life Fellow by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Diane impacted many lives in the community as an active volunteer in support of public service programs, particularly those that affect low-income people. She served on the Emergency Food and Shelter Committee of the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area. In 2008, she was awarded the Charles W. Peckham Award for Humanitarian Leadership by the Community Action Partnership for her work on homelessness in Dayton. She also received the "We the People in Action" award from the Dayton Bar Association in 2005. She volunteered for many years as a mediator for the Dayton Mediation Center and participated in the mediation program of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division. She also served as president of the Dayton Women's Bar Association from 1995 to 1996.


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