To my fellow alums and friends, what an exciting time of year! As we embark upon this holiday season, many of us will celebrate with family and friends, be reminded of all that we are thankful for, and reflect on the significant events of this year. The Black Alumni Board will do the same. We made several strides in 2013, from honoring our Black History Makers, to reconnecting with other alums, and recognizing outstanding SMU students through scholarship dollars generously given by you. We raised over $11,000 in only our second year, and were able to help two students continue their education at SMU. With that said, we want to continue to make a significant impact in the lives of our students going forward. That impact is made by your continued generosity in giving to the SMU Black Alumni Scholarship Fund.
This is the perfect time to give your tax deductible contribution before the end of 2013. You will directly impact the lives of students at SMU. Our goal is to be able to award multiple scholarships, so every gift counts. There is nothing too large or too small. Giving is easy. Please go to www.smu.edu/blackalumni , and make your gift today. Our students need our support!
Also, stay tuned for more details on our big scholarship ball that will take place on March 1, 2014! We look forward to seeing you there as we make history in raising more money than ever for our students, and honoring those alumni who are making history as we speak. Have a blessed holiday season and a Happy New Year!
Brandy Bryan Mickens ’02
SMU Black Alumni Board
This month’s Q&A features the 2013 Black Alumni of SMU Scholarship Fund recipients, Mariam Alaka and Hanan Hassan. Through the help of your contributions, both ladies are truly world changers.