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Gift creates awards for inspiring SMU teachers

A gift of $1 million from Charles Mangum ’86 and his wife, Elaine Sheffer Mangum ’89, in honor of Charles’ parents will endow the Barbara and James Mangum Endowed Awards for Teaching Excellence. The gift was made as SMU continues

Fund supports new Residential Commons model

SMU is seeking gifts to the Residential Commons Fund to offset capital expenses for the ambitious project that has transformed the living-and-learning experience on the Hilltop. Six existing residence halls were renovated to become Residential Commons as part of the

Faculty world changers

Celebrating the Year of the Faculty, SMU salutes the contributions of its esteemed faculty members as inspiring educators, gifted researchers and committed University citizens. A significant contributor to faculty accomplishment is the creation of endowed faculty positions made possible by

More Beautiful at 50: Major exhibitions to mark Meadows Museum anniversary

The Meadows Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2015 with two blockbuster exhibitions. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters, running April 18 through August 2, 2015, will feature some 70 paintings from the

Giving challenge stampedes past interim goal

The Join the Stampede giving challenge picked up momentum as more than 7,500 SMU undergraduate alumni made a gift to SMU between June 1, 2014, and Homecoming Weekend. The total significantly surpassed not only the original goal of 6,000 donors

Planning for the next century: $30 million goal for planned giving established

Gifts provided to the University through estates and trusts have played a critical role throughout SMU’s history, helping ensure long-term support for a range of University priorities. Such gifts also have had a significant impact on the success of The

Campaign Q&A: Kal Grant ’88, ’00

Kal Grant serves as the chair of SMU’s Planned Giving Advisory Council, as a member of the SMU Board of Trustees’ Development and External Affairs Committee and as a member of the Campaign Steering Committee for Cox School of Business.

President’s Message

As we celebrate the holiday season and reflect upon the passing year, I want to express my gratitude to all of those who have done so much to support SMU’s exciting progress. Much of this progress is the direct result

World Changing: New endowments add to SMU faculty strength

As SMU continues its commemoration of the Year of the Faculty, three new gifts for endowed faculty positions have brought the total number of such positions at SMU to 102 en route to achieving a goal of 110. A gift

SMU Tennis Complex Nears Completion