Future Beasley School of Law students will soon receive more scholarship opportunities.
The university made that announcement in a statement after Temple Trustee Leonard Barrack and his wife, Lynne, donated $5 million to the President’s Strategic Fund.
In recognition of the donation, the university will establish a scholarship initiative in the Beasley School of Law.
The five-year scholarship initiative, which is under development by Law Dean JoAnne Epps, will be known as the Barrack Scholars in Law.
In a university statement, Epps said she was pleased with the donation.
“We are grateful for this gift and look forward to welcoming the first cohort of Barrack Scholars to join Temple Law in the 2016-2017 academic year.”
President Theobald said the donation is important to the university moving forward.
“Len and Lynne are two of Temple’s most devoted alumni, and their lifelong support, especially for Temple Law students and faculty, will be felt for generations,” he said.
Through the years, the Barrack’s, both Temple alumni, have given major gifts to the law school. They established the Barrack Public Interest Program for students, and the Kohn and Weiner chairs, both important in attracting legal scholars to the school.
The Barrack’s also played a hand in a law school expansion, when College Hall was renovated and renamed Morris and Sylvia Barrack Hall, in honor of Leonard Barrack’s parents. The building was completed back in 2002, featuring lecture halls, offices, seminar rooms and student lounges.
“Lynne and I have benefitted from the excellent education Temple provides, and we have never been more excited about the university’s future,” said Barrack.
Leonard has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2001 and has been recognized with the Temple Alumni Distinguished Service Award. He also chairs Temple Law School’s Board of Visitors.