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New Residential Commons Complex Dedicated

Project launches campus-wide initiative to enhance student living and learning SMU dedicated its new Residential Commons complex May 9, enabling all first- and second-year students to live on campus and launching the Residential Commons model campus-wide. The $146 million complex

Campaign Q&A: Caren H. Prothro

Caren H. Prothro completed two terms of service as chair of SMU’s Board of Trustees May 31. She continues to serve as co-chair of The Second Century Campaign. Her late husband, C. Vincent Prothro ’68, served as co-chair of the

Why 13,625?

SMU needs to receive gifts from 13,625 undergraduate degree holders between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015. This number is critical in helping SMU rise in national rankings such as those by U.S. News & World Report, which counts

Join the Stampede! Focus on yearly giving in 2014–15

The Second Century Campaign will emphasize the importance of yearly gifts in 2014–15, the last fiscal year of the largest fundraising initiative in SMU history. The effort will focus, in part, on achieving the key campaign goal of having at

President’s Message: June 2014

The countdown has begun on the final 18 months of The Second Century Campaign. As we enter this important phase, I want to express deepest appreciation to Caren Prothro as she completes two terms of service as chair of SMU’s

Gift Aims to Improve Education in West Dallas

A $2.5 million gift from Russell Budd and Dorothy Budd ’06 will endow the newly named Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education in Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The Budd Center will focus on a strategic

Founders’ Day Weekend

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

Save the Date: Founders’ Day Weekend

Join us for the 2014 Founders’ Day Weekend, April 10–13, an opportunity to reconnect with professors, classmates and current students. This year’s event occurs during the centennial Year of the Faculty and features many ways to engage with SMU’s outstanding

Campaign Q&A: Leslie Long Melson ’77

Leslie Long Melson is the chair of SMU’s Alumni Board, having served as a member since 2011, and serves as chair of the Campaign Steering Committee for Alumni. She has volunteered in other capacities at SMU, including serving on the

President’s Message

It is a time of remarkable progress and momentum on the Hilltop. The University community is profoundly energized as we begin the two-year countdown to the end of The Second Century Campaign, which runs through December 2015. Recent and generous