The generous gift will establish a scholarship supporting law students from the West Texas area.
WHEN: 11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 23)
WHERE: Texas Tech University School of Law, 3311 18th St.
EVENT: Kevin Glasheen, a Texas Tech University School of Law alumnus and emeritus trustee of the Texas Tech Law School Foundation Board, has donated $500,000 to establish the Kevin Glasheen Endowed Scholarship, which raises Glasheen's lifetime giving to $1 million. Glasheen will present a check to Jack Wade Nowlin, dean of the School of Law, at 11a.m. Tuesday, (Nov. 23).
The Kevin Glasheen Endowed Scholarship will be among the largest in the Law School's history and will be awarded to law students from the West Texas area who have a demonstrated a need for financial support.
“This scholarship will significantly enhance the opportunities we can extend to students from West Texas,” said Nowlin. “We are profoundly grateful for Kevin's generosity and his commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of our students.”
Glasheen, a senior partner at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman LLP, has more than 30 years of experience handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. He is board certified in personal injury trial law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
He opened his own law office immediately following law school and began handling personal injury cases. That early success gave him the opportunity to work on many other significant cases, and he has been lead counsel in many multimillion-dollar civil cases.
With the creation of this scholarship, Glasheen has given more than $1 million in support of different law school initiatives over the years, including a gift to the Tim Cole Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded to law students whose interest in justice and public service would best honor the memory of Cole, a former Texas Tech student wo died in 1999 in a state penitentiary for a crime he did not commit and later was exonerated posthumously. Glasheen represented Cole's family.
CONTACT: Ashley Langdon
Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Communications, School of Law