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SMU Tennis Complex Nears Completion

Tower Scholars program endowed

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program – a unique immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. A gift of

Gift Establishes Electrical Engineering Chair

A gift of $2 million from Mary and Richard Templeton to create a new endowed faculty position in electrical engineering in Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering will support an outstanding faculty member in an academic discipline dedicated to designing

Family Law Clinic Created

An anonymous gift of $4 million to SMU’s Dedman School of Law will endow the new VanSickle Family Law Clinic to provide free legal help for Dallas-area residents as well as essential skills training for Dedman Law students. The clinic,

Groundbreaking and Dedication at SMU-in-Taos

SMU-in-Taos celebrated new facilities and other improvements at the campus in Northern New Mexico in July. Ground was broken July 18 for the Carolyn and David Miller Campus Center. The Chapel at Fort Burgwin, named for the pre-Civil War fort

Celebrating Leadership: Harold Clark Simmons Hall second building for Simmons School

SMU broke ground Sept. 12 on Harold Clark Simmons Hall, the second building for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The ceremony follows a gift of $25 million from Harold C. and Annette Caldwell Simmons ’57

Campaign Q&A: Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67

Michael M. Boone became chair of SMU’s Board of Trustees June 1. In that capacity he also is the sixth co-chair of The Second Century Campaign. He is a member of The Second Century Celebration Organizing Committee and the executive

Up Next: All In for Homecoming

Join the Stampede continues with the next mini-campaign of the yearly alumni giving challenge. All In for Homecoming runs through November 13, the Thursday before Homecoming Weekend. To exceed the goal of 6,000 undergraduate alumni donors by Homecoming, SMU invites

President’s Message

In this issue of Campaign Update we are very pleased to report that The Second Century Campaign has exceeded $902 million in total commitments, on the way to reaching our $1 billion goal. The transformative impact of this inspiring level

Mustang Band Hall Dedicated

With a blast of horns and a rolling drumbeat, SMU dedicated the new Mustang Band Hall September 19. Five times larger than its previous space, the new facility features an expanded rehearsal hall, enhanced practice rooms and an outdoor performance