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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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                Why I Give: Erwin Davenport (’75)


                April 2016

                Erwin Davenport

                Erwin Davenport, partner at Gibson Davenport Anderson in Wichita Falls, specializes in trust-and-estate and tax law. Davenport is also a long-time supporter of Texas Tech Law, giving to the Dean’s Excellence Fund, which provides unrestricted support for strategic needs, particularly student scholarships. Read more…