Top high school scholars converge on campus March 19

Kathleen Hugley-Cook

Top high school scholars converge on campus March 19

SMU students in front of Bishop Boulevard marker

SMU’s annual Scholarship Interview Day brings more than 100 of the nation’s best high school students to the Hilltop to show them what the University has to offer.

The 2010 event, which takes place March 19, is an opportunity for these top students to learn more about SMU and its two leading merit-based programs – the President’s Scholars program, directed by Associate Provost Tom Tunks, and the Hunt Leadership Scholarship program, directed by Associate Provost Ellen Pryor.

It will be a busy weekend for prospective students: The Office of Undergraduate Admission is also hosting more than 1,000 interested high school juniors and their parents. Later, on March 25-26 and April 9-10, accepted students and their parents will visit campus to learn more about SMU and make their final decisions.

For the University, Scholarship Interview Day helps determine its next class of top scholars – and as such, it may be the most important opportunity for the University to make its case to its most highly qualified applicants.

“We know that prospective students have many choices and offers of admission and that universities like SMU are in fierce competition for the best and brightest,” SMU President R. Gerald Turner wrote in an e-mail message to faculty and staff March 16. “Thankfully, we have a remarkable campus community that can attract, enroll and serve these promising students as they pursue their studies.”

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March 17, 2010|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

Top scholarship candidates visit campus March 20

Dallas Hall groupOn March 20, more than 100 of the nation’s best high school students will visit SMU for an annual event that will show them what the University has to offer and help determine its next class of top scholars.

Merit Scholars Day 2009 is an opportunity for these top students to learn more about SMU and its two leading merit-based programs – the President’s Scholarship program, directed by Associate Provost Tom Tunks, and the Hunt Leadership Scholarship program, directed by Associate Provost Ellen Pryor.

But it’s also an opportunity for the University to make its case to some of its most highly qualified applicants, Tunks says.

“These students are among the brightest in the country,” he says. “They have opportunities at many institutions, and they get many offers as good as ours. Part of this whole process is making sure we present our best face.”

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March 17, 2009|News|

Outstanding staff members honored at 2007 Recognition Ceremony

“What would a university be without its staff? An asylum,” said Provost Paul Ludden in his keynote speech at the 2007 Staff Recognition Ceremony Oct. 23. Ludden was there to help honor five staff members who celebrated their 25th year at the University in 2007, as well as five winners in the Staff Association’s annual awards program. Read more.

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October 26, 2007|News|

Staff recognition awards to be presented Oct. 23

Staff Association logoThe SMU Staff Association presents the 2007 Loretta O’Reilly Hawkins Award and Presidential Awards at its 7th annual Staff Recognition Ceremony Oct. 23 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. A reception will be held at 10 a.m., with the ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m.

The event also honors the following staff members who celebrated their 25th SMU anniversaries this year:

  • Lisa Barnes, Public Affairs/Integrated Marketing
  • Kathleen Hugley-Cook, Dedman College Advising Center
  • Jane Morris, Underwood Law Library
  • Tito Munoz, Campus Planning and Plant Operations
  • Tammy Sherwood, Engineering Management and Information Systems

SMU community members can earn one Wellpower Point for attending. Visit the Staff Association online.

October 18, 2007|News, Save the Date|
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