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Welcoming the Class of 2013

Berry.jpg Among the new faces at Mustang Corral this year will be Bertice Berry, an award-winning author, lecturer, educator and sociologist.

Berry (right) will serve as the keynote inspirational speaker at the three-day, off-campus retreat for incoming students August 21-23.

22282D_018.jpg“Dr. Berry’s message will set the stage for students’ collegiate experience at SMU,” says Megan Green, program coordinator in the New Student Orientation and Student Support Office.

“She will incorporate various messages, including acclimating to college life, taking responsibility for their own lives and others, being one’s REAL self, taking chances and maintaining stability during the transition. She also is known for her ability to make audiences laugh and think at the same time.”

Read the student orientation leaders’ blog about AARO.


2009-07-22T14:18:48+00:00 July 22, 2009|News|

Celebrating Student Send-Offs Across the Country

Summer send-off parties in or near your hometown are a great place for you to meet fellow SMU parents and for your student to make new friends before the school year begins.

Here is a schedule of locations and dates this summer. If you would like more information about any of the parties, please contact Kate Moreland in the Office of Parent Giving at 214-768-4737 or kmorelan@smu.edu.

Sendoff.jpgGreenwich, Conn.: Hosted by Tom and Claire Whelan, 5-7 p.m. July 26
Washington, D.C.: Hosted by John and Angie Marriott, 4-6 p.m. July 26
Denver: Hosted by John and Missy Eliot and Mark and LeeAnne Ammons, 6-8 p.m. July 29
Houston: Hosted by Scott and Karen Rozzell, 6-8 p.m. July 30
Chicago: Hosted by Keith and Susan Hoogland, 1-3 p.m. August 2
San Diego: Hosted by Sam and Vivian Hardage, 4-6 p.m. August 2
Oklahoma City: Hosted by Robert and Lisa Blair, 6-8 p.m. August 8
Atlanta: Hosted by Marty and Jennifer Flanagan, 2-4 p.m. August 9
Los Angeles: Hosted by Alan and Jacquie Aufhammer, 5-7 p.m. August 9
St. Louis: Hosted by John and Nancy St. Eve, 6-8:30 p.m. August 9
Dallas/Fort Worth: Hosted by SMU, 7-9 p.m. August 13
San Francisco: Hosted by Michael and Susan Schwartz, 4-6 p.m. August 15
Orange County, California: Hosted by Fred and Amy Armendariz, 4-6 p.m. August 16
Kansas City: Hosted by Michael and Ellen Merriman, 6-8 p.m. August 16

See 2009 slideshows. slide show

Above: A send-off party in 2008 in San Diego.

2009-07-22T14:17:12+00:00 July 22, 2009|News|

Career Learning: Expanding Your Online Network

Nothing beats networking when it comes to landing the right job. Studies show that 80 percent of jobs are found through people the job seeker knows – or through people the job seeker’s family, friends, former classmates or colleagues know.

The Hegi Family Career Development Center offers students tools to build their networks online. While a face-to-face meeting is still the ultimate in networking, these online tools can provide powerful additional ways to make contacts and explore career resources:


2009-06-22T14:10:36+00:00 June 22, 2009|Career Learning|