On April 4, 2018, students, alumni, and faculty gathered at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law for the 24th annual Black Law Students Association Alumni Student Reception to honor Robert Fulton Dashiell ’73, Of Counsel/Attorney at Law, Harris Jones & Malone, LLC. Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Dashiell has championed minority rights in business and development. He exemplified his dedication to minority rights by working with the Urban Mass Transit Association to develop their minority participation plan for grantees. He was influential in getting Maryland House Bill 64 passed, which became the first minority business enterprise (“MBE”) law in Maryland. Mr. Dashiell also organized a picket line to protest the Baltimore Mass Transit Administration’s (“MTA”) failure to utilize MBE participation in the construction of the Baltimore subway system. He was successful in persuading the MTA to come to the table to discuss, and eventually implement, an MBE program.