SMU’s annual Founders’ Day Weekend celebration took place April 10–12. The event occurred during the centennial celebration of the Year of the Faculty and featured a number of ways to engage with SMU’s outstanding scholars as well as other events and gatherings.
Hunt Leadership Scholars 20th Anniversary
SMU celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholars Program during Founders’ Day Weekend. The scholarship program enables outstanding student leaders from all walks of life to attend SMU. (Above L-R) Ray L. Hunt ‘65 and President R. Gerald Turner greet Hunt Scholars Olivia Buerkle ‘17 and Kaleb Lee ‘17 at the Hunt Leadership Scholars reception April 10.
Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU
Dennis E. Murphree ’69 discussed “The Importance of Persistence” during Inside SMU, hosted by the SMU Alumni Board, April 11. The event followed the format of TEDxSMU and featured presentations by 17 SMU faculty members, alumni and students.
President’s Briefing and Centennial Faculty Salute
Members of SMU’s esteemed faculty gathered for the Official Centennial Faculty Group Photograph prior to the annual President’s Briefing April 11. For more details, please visit smu.edu/facultyphoto.
Reception Honors President’s Associates
President R. Gerald Turner spoke during a reception honoring members of President’s Associates April 11. President’s Associates recognizes donors who make gifts and pledge payments of $1,000 or more during a fiscal year.