Crowe & Dunlevy awards $2,000 minority scholarships to two OU Law students

NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma-based Crowe & Dunlevy law firm has selected two first-year University of Oklahoma College of Law students as the recipients of its 2012 minority scholarships. Anna Imose and Casey Whetten recently accepted the scholarships at an OU Law awards ceremony. The Minority Scholar Program at Crowe & Dunlevy provides assistance for minority students who qualify based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law.

“Diversity within the legal profession is important to our firm, and we are pleased to support this through our Minority Scholar Program at OU Law,” said William Hoch, a director with the firm’s Oklahoma City office and member of the firm’s diversity committee. “These students are the future leaders of our profession, and Crowe & Dunlevy is proud to help them pursue successful careers in the field of law.”

Imose has been active in a variety of community and student groups, including the Student Advisory Board and Medical Ethics Discussion Society, both at Baylor University, the Campus Kitchen Project and McLennan County Elections Office. She has worked with Americorps: Communities in Schools program as an elementary after-school program coordinator in Waco, Texas, as well as legal advocate at the Family Abuse Center of Waco. In addition, Imose served as a student-athlete tutor at Baylor University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in political science.

Whetten is fluent in Spanish and has worked in Paraguay to rebuild schools and homes, while also teaching English and supervising 20 volunteers. He won the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing, and has professional experience serving as an engineer and mechanical drafter for S&S Worldwide Roller Coasters. He received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with minors in Spanish and math from Utah State University.

The Minority Scholar Program scholarships may be renewed for a recipient in each of the two remaining years of law school, based on satisfactory progress and performance. Crowe & Dunlevy plans to award scholarships each year, resulting in multiple recipients simultaneously receiving assistance from the program.

In addition to supporting diversity at OU’s College of Law, Crowe & Dunlevy has also made the commitment to provide funds for the program for the next five years at the University of Tulsa College of Law. First-year TU Law student DeVon Douglass was the first recipient of Crowe & Dunlevy’s $2,000 minority scholarship earlier this year.

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