- Dr. Charlie Nelms Alumni Award (2010)
- B.A., 1997; J.D., 2003; M.A., 2003
- Stahr Senior Award (1996)
BIOGRAPHYShontrai Irving is an attorney for State Farm litigation counsel in Crown Point, Indiana. Irving works with diversity and inclusion and has helped develop a speaker's series presented to State Farm employees bimonthly. He is also a single foster parent who has opened his heart and home to more than 20 children to date.
Irving was named Indiana's 2007 Foster Parent of the Year by the Indiana Foster Care Adoption Association and has received recognition from the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana General Assembly. In 2008, he received the President's Volunteer Service Award and President's Call to Service Award, and two years later was recognized for exemplifying the virtues embodied in the oath required of all Indiana attorneys when admitted to the bar, and received the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Indiana State Bar Association.