4/12/2022Press Releases

Imelsis Tellez Riquelme Named Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Penn State Law Diversity Scholarship Recipient

2022 Diversity Scholarship Recipient Imelsis Tellez Riquelme

Imelsis Tellez Riquelme has been named as the 2022 recipient of the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Penn State Law Diversity Scholarship. Ms. Tellez Riquelme, a first-year law student at Penn State Law in University Park, has been awarded $10,000 and a summer clerkship in DMC’s Pittsburgh office.

Ms. Tellez Riquelme, a native of Havana, Cuba, described herself as a “foreign-trained attorney from a communist country, passionate about commercial transactions, who is on her way to accomplishing her second legal education.”

“Imelsis’ commitment to the legal profession is profound,” said Christopher T. Lee, Managing Attorney of the Pittsburgh office of Dickie McCamey. “She has already earned a law degree from the University of Havana Law School and is currently pursuing a second degree in law at Penn State.”

“I am honored and grateful to be the 2022 recipient of the Dickie McCamey scholarship. As a first-generation lawyer and as a Latina, I’m determined to contribute to legal projects that increase the visibility of underrepresented communities in the legal field,” Ms. Tellez Riquelme said. “I’m excited to work and learn from incredibly inspirational attorneys at the firm.”

The scholarship provides tuition support for first-year law students enrolled at Penn State Law in University Park, whose gender, race, ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. In addition to the scholarship, a summer clerkship is awarded to the scholarship recipient.

The firm has pledged $50,000 to the university over five years to fund the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Penn State Law Diversity Scholarship.

“In the second year of this scholarship, we see the tremendous impact it has on exceptional law students, including this year’s recipient, Imelsis Tellez Riquelme,” said James W. Houck, interim dean of Penn State Law in University Park and the School of International Affairs. “We are proud to partner with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote and grateful to them for helping to diversify the law profession through this scholarship program.”

Dickie McCamey, a national, full-service law firm, currently employs 22 attorneys who have earned undergraduate degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and 11 attorneys who have earned their Juris Doctor degrees from Penn State Law in University Park and Penn State Dickinson Law, located in Carlisle.

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Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is a nationally-recognized law firm providing comprehensive legal expertise in a multitude of practice areas. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and founded more than 100 years ago, the firm serves industry-leading clients across the country from offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, West Virginia, the Southwestern region of California, and the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado. For more information: 800-243-5412 or www.dmclaw.com.