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Why I Give: Diana M. Valdez (’04)


March 2017


Diana Valdez received a full academic scholarship to Tech Law. Her appreciation for this financial assistance and the practical education she received inspires her to “pay it forward” and help other students. Read more…

    Why I Give: Suzan Fenner (’72)


    February 2017

    Suzan Fenner Headshot

    Suzan Fenner started her legal education in the former barracks buildings from Sheppard Field Air Force base that temporarily housed the Law School. “I knew little about thinking like a lawyer and I had no real idea what I wanted to do ‘when I grew up,’” Fenner recalls. But “the outstanding education I had at Texas Tech Law made it possible for me to be a success in my future life, both in practice and in my outside activities.” Read more…

      Gala Sponsorship Opportunities



      January 2017

      Gala Awards

      Thank you to all our current Gala sponsors for their generosity. Your involvement makes an amazing difference in our students’ lives. Read more…

        Why I Give: David Copeland (’82) of Denver


        November 2016


        It is not often that successful Texas Tech alums consider their fondest law-school memory to be skipping class. But for David Copeland, skipping one class in particular ranks at the top of his Tech Law memories.
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          Texas Tech Law Welcomes New Director of Development and Donor Relations


          September 2016

          Karen Holden

          A passion for people best explains Karen Holden’s career thus far. Holden started her development career in 2000, and that is where her passion for building relationships and connecting with people was ignited.
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            Why I Give: Charles Dunn (’80)


            July 2016

            Charles Dunn

            Charles Dunn is no stranger to putting up a fight. While a law student, Dunn took home second place at Lubbock’s very own boxing match, Fight Night, after some encouragement from his peers. Dunn’s refusal to allow a financial-aid issue stand in his way of completing law school also demonstrated his toughness and grit. Read more…

              Why I Give: James H. Gill (’73)


              June 2016

              Jim - Bank Director

              Giving has a slightly different meaning for James Gill, a Vietnam War veteran. When reflecting on his lifetime of giving, he undoubtedly remembers the largest check he wrote. Read more…

                Why I Give: John J. Wheir (’70)


                May 2016

                For John J. Wheir of Austin, giving is best summarized by a quote from the late John Lennon, “It’s not what you get, it’s what you give.”
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