Blog Archives

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

National Visibility for the Mustangs

Alumni, family and friends around the country have gathered to watch the Mustang men’s basketball team throughout this exciting and historic season. (Above) San Antonio alumni and their families watched the February 23 broadcast of the Mustangs’ victory over the

Legal Center Gift Honors Father and Serves Victims

A new legal center at SMU’s Dedman School of Law will provide services for the victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other crimes against women. Ray L. ’65 and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt ’65 have committed $5 million to

Campaign Event in Panama

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal and First Lady Marta Linares de Martinelli, parents of Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares ’04, hosted an SMU alumni, parents and friends dinner at the Presidential Palace in Panama City on February 13. Attendees included (L-R)

Art history gifts boost Fort Worth total

Alumni, parents and friends of SMU from the Fort Worth area have committed more than $9 million toward SMU’s Second Century Campaign, boosted by two leadership gifts for the Department of Art History in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.

Securing the Future: Leadership gift for cyber security institute, innovation gym

A $7.75 million gift from Darwin Deason, founder of Affiliated Computer Services, will launch the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and support the Deason Innovation Gym in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. Deason’s gift provides a $5 million endowment,

Creating a Taos campus center

A $2.5 million gift from trustee David B. Miller ’72, ’73 and Carolyn Miller will help fund a new $4 million campus center at SMU-in-Taos in New Mexico. The Center will feature a large, open gathering space for students and

Moody Coliseum and Miller Event Center Opening Events

Cutting the Ribbon A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expanded and renovated Moody Coliseum and new Miller Event Center was held as part of SMU’s December Commencement ceremony December 21. Moody Family and Moody Foundation Miller Family Attends December 17 Celebration