Tuesday, September 03, 2013

          Mark Jackson '94 on Scholarship Benefactor and Attorney Ed Regalia

          For more than four decades later, the Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund, started by Walnut Creek attorney Ed Regalia, has helped send more than 600 Contra Costa community college students to four-year universities, raising more than $3.5 million. 

          It sent Mark Jackson '94 to San Francisco State University, and then to UC Hastings College of the Law. 

          Now an Alameda County deputy district attorney, Jackson, who is black, received an undergraduate scholarship in 1988 as a Contra Costa College undergraduate, and it allowed him to finish his degree at San Francisco State. He won the scholarship again in 1991 as he tackled his law degree at UC in San Francisco.

          As a college student, Jackson struggled to earn enough money to attend college.

          "The scholarship was very helpful in enabling me, in conjunction with working two jobs and with my family's help, in graduating college without any student loan debt," Jackson said. "These students need every dollar they can get from this program."

          Jackson, now 45, has since served on the scholarship's board and started a pre-law program at Contra Costa College.

          Read the full tribute to Ed Regalia in the Contra Costa Times here

          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Tuesday, August 23, 2016

          3L Tiffany Ku Leverages San Francisco Tech Background at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

          As part of the Technology Programs Division within the Office of the General Counsel at DHS, Ku worked on government contracts, trademark issues, and cybersecurity policy.
          Monday, August 22, 2016

          Joshua Arce '00 is Running for San Francisco Board of Supervisors

          After 15 years as a civil rights and environmental attorney, he’s campaigning on a social justice platform.
          Thursday, August 11, 2016

          Adante Pointer '03: Fighting For Justice For Victims Of Fatal Police Shootings

          The civil rights attorney has represented the families of Mario Woods, Oscar Grant and Alex Nieto. 
          Wednesday, August 10, 2016

          2L Molly Nevius: Working for the Future of Reproductive Rights

          "I really believe that law students in particular have a unique responsibility to address the harm that institutional powers have created, and I hope to be a part of that."
          Wednesday, August 03, 2016

          UC Hastings Prof. Rory Little Leads Supreme Court Panel at ABA Annual Meeting

          “Review of the Supreme Court’s Term, Criminal Cases” on Friday, August 5, at 2 pm
          Go to News Archive