"If someone had told me before I went back to school that this is where I would be in 2014, I would have been surprised but thrilled."
Living her dream
Before coming to Peirce in 2008, Holly Frey was a graduate of the Bucks County Community College Paralegal Studies Program where she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She went on to become a summa cum laude graduate from Peirce with a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies. Holly was honored as the 2010 commencement speaker and a winner of that year’s Raymond L. Palzer '52 Academic Leadership Award.
After applying to several area law schools, she chose to attend Widener Law School in Wilmington, Delaware. She is currently ranked first in her evening school class and serves as a research assistant for two professors. In addition, Holly was recently appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Widener Law Review. Her class rank, work on last year’s Review and successful completion of an intense interview process culminated in her being offered the prestigious assignment."I am so made for this"
An active volunteer with Peirce, she also serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors as well as the Paralegal and Career Advisory Boards.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Holly has a very demanding job as a paralegal with Hardwick Benfer, LLC in Doylestown, PA. Following her graduation from law school, Holly will begin the next chapter of her career.
By pursung a legal career, Holly is fulfilling a dream she has held since she was 12 years old. Although she was diverted from her ultimate career goal for years, she has been undaunted since deciding to resume her studies. In addition to the support offered by her husband Scott and daughter Tori, she has been sustained by the faculty, staff and classmates of the schools she has attended. In that way, she perceives similarities in her Peirce and Widener experiences: excellent professional preparation combined with deep personal fulfillment. As Holly says, “I am so made for this... I love them and they love me."