Three honored for distinguished service during Commencement 2008

Allen Weinstein

Three honored for distinguished service during Commencement 2008

National Archivist Allen Weinstein at SMU's 93rd Commencement

Three faculty members were honored with SMU’s annual Distinguished University Citizen Award at the Faculty Breakfast held May 17 before Commencement. The 2008 recipients:

  • Lynn Jacobs, Wellness
  • Jeffery Kennington, Engineering Management, Information and Systems
  • Harold Stanley, Political Science

The award, given by the Provost’s Office, honors three faculty members each year for service and activities that benefit students and the University’s academic mission. “It’s a chance to say ‘thank you’ to people who have given so much of themselves to SMU,” says Ellen Jackofsky, associate provost for faculty and administrative affairs. “The recipients truly have distinguished themselves as good University citizens.”

SMU awarded nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees as part of this year’s graduation celebration. Dr. Allen Weinstein (above), the noted historian who oversees the nation’s presidential libraries, spoke at the all-University ceremony.

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May 23, 2008|News|

Celebrating Commencement 2008

SMU CommencementSMU observes its 93rd Commencement May 16-17 with events for students, faculty, alumni and the entire community.

Dr. Allen Weinstein, the noted historian who oversees the nation’s presidential libraries, will speak at the all-University ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 17 in Moody Coliseum. The University expects to award nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

Some major events at a glance:

May 16-17 – Class of 1958 golden reunion
May 16 – Baccalaureate and Rotunda Recessional
May 17 – Faculty Breakfast and Distinguished University Citizen Awards presentation
May 17 – All-University Commencement
May 17 – School diploma presentations

Find more information at the Registrar’s Commencement 2008 website.

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May 8, 2008|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

Archivist of the United States will be 2008 Commencement speaker

Allen Weinstein, National ArchivistDr. Allen Weinstein, the noted historian who oversees the nation’s presidential libraries, will speak at SMU’s 93rd Commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 17 in Moody Coliseum. SMU expects to award nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the University-wide ceremony.

As Archivist of the United States, Weinstein heads the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), an independent federal agency that preserves and makes available the permanent records of the federal government. NARA’s 38 facilities include the National Archives headquarters in Washington, DC and 13 presidential libraries. The newest addition is the George W. Bush Presidential Library Center to be located on the SMU campus.

“As SMU prepares to serve as a special resource for presidential research, we will be fortunate to hear from the national expert on what presidential libraries can mean to our understanding of U.S. history,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Our graduates will be the beneficiaries of these historical lessons, and when they become leaders in their own right, they will be further empowered to make informed decisions guiding their future.”

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April 3, 2008|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|
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