SMU Mustangs need alumni support, on and off the field! Annual contributions from alumni are crucial to maintaining the standards of excellence that continue to set SMU students apart from those at TCU. Every year, talented, dedicated students are unable to complete their education because of today’s cost of tuition. With the help of alumni and friends like you, we can ensure that our opportunities remain accessible for students whose means may be limited but whose ability and ambition are limitless.

Between September 8 and the SMU vs. TCU Battle for the Iron Skillet on September 19, SMU young alumni will be engaged in a challenge to reach 1,750 donors.  Join the Stampede of donors and give to any part of SMU that is meaningful to you – whether it’s athletics, your school, your fraternity or sorority, favorite student organization, or a specific scholarship. It’s not what you give, but that you give that makes a difference! So, fire up those iron skillets and FRY YOUR FROG TODAY!

Becca Rothstein 150Becca Rothstein
16 – Colorado Springs, Colorado
President’s Scholar – Majoring in Theatre Studies with an Arts Entrepreneurship Minor
What message do you have for Young Alumni donors?
Thank you. Being able to graduate debt-free is a priceless and very unique position to be in, especially given the fact that I will graduate with a degree in theatre. This scholarship is giving me a much better chance to seriously pursue my craft, and to not have to worry quite as much about paying the bills! I will be thanking you for it for the rest of my life–the opportunities and experiences you have afforded me from your generosity are beyond belief, and require a lifetime of ‘thank yous,’ not just one.

Maya Jones 150Maya Jones ’16 –
Mansfield, Texas
Black Alumni Scholarship Recipient– Majoring in Vocal Performance and Music Education
What has your Scholarship enabled you to do?
With this scholarship I’m able to continue my education and accomplish my goals. The scholarship has allowed me to focus on schoolwork and music, rather than finances. Finally, it has enabled my Mom to not stress over the cost of my education. It’s because of her I was able to go to college and now she doesn’t have to worry about how I’ll make it this year. This has truly been one of the greatest blessings.


Ryan Blitzer 150Ryan Blitzer ’17 – Tampa, Florida
Meadows Scholar– Majoring in Film and Media Arts and Advertising with a Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship
What message do you have for Young Alumni donors?
To those who have allowed me to succeed and prosper, I give my utmost gratitude and sincere thanks. Through this, I’ve been able to freely explore my passions and get involved, without having to worry about finding a job to sustain it all. I’m humbled that I was chosen for such prestigious scholarships.



Paul Nork 150Paul Nork ’16 – Lafayette, California
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Scholar – Majoring in Financial Consulting with a Minor in Law and Legal Reasoning
What are some of your favorite things about SMU?
My favorite part about SMU is the amazing amount of resources that are provided to students. Especially with my career path, I am able to differentiate myself from students at schools like TCU with the specialized programs and advanced training in my department.