Western New England College News Services

Release: Immediate
Contact: Stephen Roulier
or Barbara Campanella

June 2, 2003



SPRINGFIELD, MA…Eric Gouvin of Longmeadow has been named Professor of the Year at the Western New England College School of Law. He was honored with the Teaching Excellence Award commemorative medallion at the recently held School of Law Awards Dean's Tea. School of Law students nominate winners of this prestigious honor for their outstanding contributions as educators and advisors.

"I am genuinely touched by this award," said Gouvin. "On a faculty of such distinguished teachers, to be singled out as Professor of the Year by my students is truly an honor."

Gouvin, a native of Stonington, CT and a graduate of Stonington High School in 1979, has been a member of the Western New England College School of Law faculty since 1991. He has taught contracts, business organizations, banking regulation, and other commercial courses. Prior to 1991, Gouvin practiced corporate, banking, and commercial law for the firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson in Portland, ME. Professor Gouvin grew up in the town of Stonington, CT and has a bachelors degree from Cornell University, a masters degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the Boston University School of Law. His scholarly writings focus on the intersection of corporate law and banking law. He is currently revising sections of the treatise Blumberg on Corporate Groups dealing with financial institution holding companies.

Western New England College is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, the College serves 4,500 students on its main campus and at 17 sites throughout the Commonwealth. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered through the College’s Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Law.

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