Lindsay Tygart-Ahmed ’98 visited the Upper School San Jose Campus to share her experience at Bolles with faculty and staff in McGehee Auditorium to kick off the pre-planning meeting for the 2022-23 school year. Tygart-Ahmed is a senior member of Coker Law’s medical malpractice division and was recently selected to fulfill the judgeship for the 4th Circuit Court, Group 23.
A Bolles parent and dedicated alumni volunteer, Tygart-Ahmed has held board positions in the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association and the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, which named her 2020 Woman Lawyer of the Year.
Tygart-Ahmed shared fond stories from her time at Bolles and recognized teachers who made a meaningful impact on her life and career. Many of those teachers remain part of the Bolles faculty today.
“I was pushed, sometimes harder than I would have liked, but this Bolles community saw potential in me even when I couldn’t see it – and they taught me to embrace it,” Tygart-Ahmed said. “At Bolles, we often hear words like tradition, legacy and excellence, but at Bolles, these are far more than just words. They are a way of life.”
Tygart-Ahmed was joined by her classmate Arthur Chin ’98, whom she has been friends with since the pair met in kindergarten on the Lower School Whitehurst Campus. After graduating from Bolles, Chin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He resides in Jacksonville and is employed as a senior program manager at Zillow.
Tygart-Ahmed left Bolles faculty and staff with these final words of inspiration: “You are what makes Bolles the premier academic institution, and you are the ones who foster the sense of community and sense of family that defines Bolles. Each of you has the power to change the world by simply doing what you do each and every day.”
Thank you to Tygart-Ahmed for sharing her powerful Bolles experience! To learn more, please view sections of her speech in the video above.