Uleses Henderson is an attorney and former NASA research scientist. He was the keynote speaker at California Rehabilitation Center's recent graduation ceremony.

Uleses Henderson is an attorney and former NASA research scientist. He was the keynote speaker at California Rehabilitation Center’s recent graduation ceremony.

Uleses Henderson ‘humbled by opportunity to encourage’ inmates

Lt. James Herrera, AA/Public Information Officer
California Rehabilitation Center

NORCO – On March 4, Warden Cynthia Y. Tampkins of the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco welcomed Attorney Uleses C. Henderson, Jr., as the keynote speaker for the Spring 2015 graduation ceremony which recognized 102 accomplished inmates.

The commencement began with a presentation of the colors from the inmate honor guard.  The ceremony was well-attended by staff and inmate family members. Inmates were awarded 33 General Educational Development certificates; two inmate students were the first in CRC history to complete testing via computer versus the traditional paper testing method. Notably, three GED students graduated with a test score of 3,000 points or higher. Vocational certificates and certificates of completion were awarded to 69 inmate students.

A recent RAND report found every dollar invested in inmate education resulted in $5 saved in future prison costs.

Principal Michael Weaver addressed the graduates and encouraged the continued pursuit of their educational goals.

From left, California Rehabilitation Center Chief Deputy Warden Alex Hernandez and Warden Cynthia Y. Tampkins greet Attorney Uleses C. Henderson. At right is Principal Michael Weaver.

From left, California Rehabilitation Center Chief Deputy Warden Alex Hernandez and Warden Cynthia Y. Tampkins greet Attorney Uleses C. Henderson. At right is Principal Michael Weaver.

Henderson is a partner at One LLP, a law firm specializing in providing intellectual property and entertainment. His law practice focuses on entertainment, technology and all aspects of intellectual property counseling and litigation.

Henderson is a former NASA research scientist who received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and his Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After receiving his Masters, Henderson worked for TRW Space & Technology as a spacecraft propulsion and design engineer. While working at TRW, he furthered his education at Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) where he served as Executive Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.

As an attorney, Henderson has worked for several national law firms and served a host of Fortune 500 companies including Wal-Mart Stores, Target, Harman International, Bed Bath & Beyond, Toshiba, Universal Music Group, and Louisville Slugger, among others. He also served as international counsel for the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

“I am truly humbled by the opportunity to encourage these men to continue to set goals for themselves, and reach for what others feel are unattainable goals,” Henderson said.