Category Archives: Academic Excellence

SMU Reaches $1 Billion Campaign Goal Ahead of Schedule

Resources support students, academic quality and campus life On September 24 SMU announced that The Second Century Campaign had reached its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule, raising unprecedented funding for scholarships, academic positions and programs, facilities and other enhancements

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

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

Editorial: SMU’s fundraising drive and school diversity

Ethics Award Presented

Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt ’65 and Ray L. Hunt ’65 received the 2013 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, given to individuals who exemplify the spirit of moral leadership and

Four new gifts endow faculty positions

New endowments for faculty positions are enabling SMU to ensure that crucial areas of study remain the focus of teaching and research well into the future. In recent months, SMU has received four generous new gifts endowing faculty positions. These

National Reach: Increased awareness of SMU supports campaign

National initiatives are making a major contribution to raising SMU’s profile around the United States and ultimately contributing to the success of The Second Century Campaign. The University has experienced measurable increases in a number of categories that reflect national

Giving to honor others: An SMU tradition continues

Since its founding, SMU has had a proud tradition of naming facilities and endowments for faculty positions, awards and scholarships to honor professors, family members and others. SMU’s first building, the iconic Dallas hall, was named to honor the citizens

Major Boost for Academics: Campaign Strengthens Teaching, Faculty, Research

Less than two years since the launch of its public phase, The Second Century Campaign is having a profound effect on every aspect of the University, including faculty and academic excellence, one of the campaign’s three overarching priorities. New endowments

Endowed Faculty at Work: William B. Brueggeman and Elaine A. Heath

Generous gifts from alumni, family and friends have established dozens of endowed faculty positions at SMU, enabling the University to attract leading scholars by providing significant research funds and competitive salaries. Through The Second Century Campaign, SMU aims to increase