OU Law Students Receive $10,000 Commitments through Crowe & Dunlevy Minority Scholars Program

Scholarships awarded based on academic achievement, need and commitment to the law

Oklahoma-based law firm Crowe & Dunlevy has selected first-year University of Oklahoma College of Law students Elizabeth P. Dankers and Victoria S. Proctor as the 2015 Minority Scholars Program scholarship recipients. The program provides assistance for minority students who qualify based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law.

The Minority Scholars Program scholarships may be renewed for a recipient in each of the two remaining years of law school, based on satisfactory progress and performance. The scholarship recipients are awarded $2,000 per semester for a total commitment of $10,000 per recipient.

“The Minority Scholars Program is a reflection of our long-standing commitment to supporting diversity in the legal profession and encouraging the development of the next generation of legal professionals,” said Jimmy K. Goodman, director at Crowe & Dunlevy and diversity committee co-chair. “We believe it’s important that the composition of the legal profession mirror the diversity of the communities they serve, and we believe every aspiring minority law student deserves the resources needed to achieve their dreams.”

Dankers is involved in the Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law, Sports and Entertainment Law Society and Legal Group for Building Tolerance and Acceptance. She has completed Oklahoma Lawyers for Children training and provided Victim Protective Order assistance. She has also received the prestigious Frank and Edna Asper Elkouri and Second Century scholarships. Dankers’ professional experience includes participating as a summer fellow at Battleground Texas, a state and federal organization founded with the goal of making Texas a swing state, organizing all field operations and planning multiple events, including voter registration drives. She has a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in marketing from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

Proctor is active in the Native American Law Student Association, Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law and Christian Legal Society. She was involved in Kiwanis International, the National Conference of American Indians and awarded Miss Keetoowah for 2009-2010. Proctor has participated in the National Indian Gaming Association, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition and Develop Native America conferences. She has professional experience working with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, serving as administrative assistant for the corporate advisory board and special projects/celebration coordinator. Proctor received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in communications from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.


(Left to right) 2015 OU Law Minority Scholars Program recipients Victoria S. Proctor and
Elizabeth P. Dankers joined by Crowe & Dunlevy diversity committee members


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