Moore honored for 'countless contributions'

    Cooley Law School Professor and Assistant Dean Martha Moore was honored recently by the Detroit Renaissance  Alumni Chapter of Alabama A&M University Alumni Association with their “Most Distinguished Mark of Excellence Award.
    The ceremony took placle during the association’s Founder’s Day Luncheon at Burton Manor in Livonia. 
   The honor is given out each year to recognize “outstanding citizens in the metropolitan Detroit area who have made countless contributions to improve the quality of life for our citizens.” 
   “As usual, Martha was surprised and a little embarrassed by this award, and the first thing she said was, ‘I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve this,’” said John Nussbaumer, associate dean at Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus. “That’s part of what makes her so deserving.” 
   Moore mentors young girls at her church and in school and also prepares meals for the ill and bereaved as well as for new mothers.
   She provides home-cooked holiday meals for senior citizens at her church and decorates halls for families’ special events.
   At the same time, Moore provides pro bono legal services to many.
   Moore and her husband regularly visit nursing homes with gift bags, participate in Angel Tree (providing gifts to children of incarcerated parents) and canned food drives.
   The Moores invite needy people to their home for holiday and regular meals, purchase food for the needy and counsel couples with marital difficulties.
   “I have had the honor and privilege of knowing and working with Martha for more than two decades,” said Joan Vestrand, associate dean of Cooley’s Ann Arbor campus.  “For as long as I have known her, she has placed others ahead of herself.
   “There isn’t a day that goes by,” Vestrand continued, “that doesn’t include on her part a charitable act, kind word or service for the benefit of someone else. Martha is a true inspiration and a very worthy recipient of this award and recognition.”