Kathy Boockvar Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award from American University Washington College of Law 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25, 2024 – Athena Strategies President Kathy Boockvar was honored last week with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the American University Washington College of Law. 

The Washington College of Law Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes a member of the alumni community for their exceptional professional and personal achievements, extraordinary distinction in their chosen field and demonstrated commitment to the betterment of the law school.  

“It is a tremendous honor to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from my law school alma mater,” said Boockvar. “AUWCL played a significant role in helping me establish a strong foundation and invaluable opportunities to work in the public interest with a profound commitment to excellence and service. I am deeply grateful for this recognition and proud to be part of such a distinguished community of legal professionals.” 

In the award presentation, WCL Constitutional Law Professor Steve Wermiel extolled Boockvar’s decades of impact, including her service as Pennsylvania Secretary of State and her work to strengthen security, transparency, and accessibility during the 2020 elections, amidst the global pandemic.  

Wermiel emphasized that Boockvar’s “impactful contributions have left an indelible mark on our nation’s electoral processes and the fabric of our democracy,” and commended her past and present “unparalleled dedication, leadership, and expertise in the realms of election security, democracy, government administration, and nonprofit management.”   

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About Athena Strategies 

Rooted in principles of the world’s first democracy and the values of the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena Strategies works with a broad base of partners on a wide range of election security and democracy issues. As president of Athena Strategies, Kathy Boockvar uses her breadth of experience to advise and collaborate with organizations, academic institutions, and government officials to fortify election security, strengthen democracy, and expand education and engagement about elections in the United States.