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Kiamesha Colom `02
Kiamesha Colom

Kiamesha Colom `02

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What being a Manhattanville Alumna means to me...

My time at Manhattanville is special for many reasons. It helped shape the woman that I am today through a variety of experiences on-campus and off. Manhattanville also introduced me to my best friend and husband, Joseph Delamater `04. The opportunities Manhattanville offered for internships, extra-curricular programs, cultural activities and meaningful classroom discussions have been an amazing foundation in which I have been able to build upon.  The relationships that I formed with my professors are something that I will always treasure.  Additionally, the values that Manhattanville instills and fosters unto its students are the same values that I continue to practice each day of my life. My family and I make sure to give back to our community and use the knowledge we have to help others.  I often think of Manhattanville as a place where I was free to discover, learn and grow as an individual.  It is a place that I will always hold special in my heart.   

Kiamesha Colom `02
Currently, Kiamesha is a mid-level associate at the firm of Benesch, Freidlander, Coplan and Aronoff LLP in the Real Estate division. This past fall, Kiamesha won the 2011 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Indiana State Bar Association.  She also presented a CLE for the Indianapolis Bar Association in February 2012 focusing on Commercial Loan Documentation with an Emphasis on Government Guaranteed Lending. In March 2011, Kiamesha and her husband, Joseph Delamater `04, welcomed their first child, Ysabella Grace Delamater.  Kiamesha and Joseph continue to live the Manhattanville mission by dedicating their time to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. For the past 7 years, they have served as a “Big Couple” to their “little sister” and have truly enjoyed watching her grow.

Read the article about Kiamesha's Outstanding Young Lawyer award!