Marsha Wardlaw Clevenger, Little Rock, Ark., received the Outstanding Service Award at William Woods University’s Alumni Weekend.
Every year, this award is presented to an alumnus who has shown dedication to the university with outstanding service and support in multifaceted areas.
Clevenger graduated from WWU in 1979 with a business administration degree. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law.
Clevenger then worked for 22 years as a senior law clerk to the late Honorable Stephen Reasoner, United States District Judge, and his predecessor, the late Honorable William Overton.
During her tenure as a federal clerk, she presided as a member of the Eight Circuit Gender Fairness Task Force, which made significant advances in removing gender bias in the Eighth Circuit.
She joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 2006 and currently works to protect children from online predators. She is active in her community and helped plan the 2004 opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.
Clevenger was elected to the WWU National Alumni Board in 1999, and served as vice president 2003-2005 and then as president 2005-2007. She was the recipient of the WWU Green Owl Award in 2004 for her involvement and service to the university.
She has two sons, Wilson, 20 and Austin, 17.