Tune In: Happy birthday, Simmons Hall

Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall

Tune In: Happy birthday, Simmons Hall

On Sept. 23, 2011, the SMU community celebrated the first birthday of Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall, which was dedicated during Family Weekend 2010

Annette Caldwell Simmons, President R. Gerald Turner and Leon Simmons Dean David Chard joined faculty, staff and students for birthday cake and a chorus of “Happy Birthday.”

Click the YouTube screen to watch a brief video by Eva Parks of SMU News, or visit this link to open the Simmons Hall birthday party video in a new window. video

> More about the 2010 Simmons Hall dedication

September 28, 2011|Tune In|

SMU dedicates Simmons Hall during Family Weekend 2010

simmons-hall-rendering-400.jpgFamily Weekend 2010 begins with a bang as SMU dedicates a new campus home for teacher education: Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall. The ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at 3101 University Boulevard.

David Chard, Leon Simmons Dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, will host an open house following the ceremony. RSVP online to SMU’s Second Century Campaign website.

The new building will consolidate programs that have been housed in a variety of classrooms and offices. It will include classrooms; research laboratories, including exercise physiology and biomechanics labs; faculty and administrative offices and student support areas.

Although education programs have been a part of SMU’s curriculum since its early years, the University renewed its commitment to the field in 2005 by creating the School of Education and Human Development. The school and Simmons Hall were named to honor a $20 million gift from Harold and Annette Simmons. Mrs. Simmons, a former teacher, is an elementary education graduate of SMU.

(Above, an artist’s rendering of Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall.)

> Find Simmons Hall plans, photos and renderings at smu.edu/education
> Learn more about Simmons Hall giving opportunities
> News from the Simmons Hall groundbreaking

September 22, 2010|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|
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