In Feb., Fort Worth Weekly published a story about how a number of Texas Wesleyan School of Law alumni felt betrayed after the school was sold to Texas A&M University, leaving them with diplomas from a non-existent school.
Earlier today, the Texas A&M announced it had created something called a resolution certificate to commemorate A&M’s acquisition of the Wesleyan School of Law.
“Texas Wesleyan Law School alumni affected by the law school’s acquisition and resulting name change to Texas A&M University School of Law in August will receive a resolution commemorating the acquisition,” the press release said. “Graduates may choose to have this certificate framed for display next to their diplomas.”
In a statement to the alumni, Interim Dean Aric Short said that current A&M students will benefit from the continued involvement of Wesleyan alumni.
“We continue to welcome and encourage your participation in the life of our law school community, and we hope you remain connected to your law school,” he said. “Our name may have changed, but our building is filled with the same people – professors and staff – who mentored and supported you while you were a student. We are a stronger, more diverse law school with your continued participation, and our students today benefit from having you actively involved.”
The press release went on to say that the Texas A&M University School of Law continues to remain committed to not only the alumni, but to Fort Worth.
Casey Oliver, Director of Marketing and External Affairs at the law school said, “Fort Worth is our home, and we are extremely proud of our community. We use our location as an asset to attract and retain the best and brightest students, faculty and staff.”