Historic Donor Gathering Celebrates A Century Of Progress

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of SMU’s master plan, and the laying of the cornerstone of Dallas Hall in 1912, donors of SMU’s more than 100 buildings gathered for a luncheon in October as part of the Second Century Celebration. Speaker was architect Graham Wyatt of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, designers of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Wyatt said the Bush Center’s design is “fully in the tradition of the campus,” but does not compete with its iconic structures such as Dallas Hall. Right: SMU Board of Trustees chair Caren Prothro, representing the Prothro and Perkins families’ funding of several campus buildings; Wyatt; Linda Custard ’60, ’99, vice chair for special events, Second Century Celebration Committee; trustee David Miller ’72, ’73, a major donor for the expansion of Moody Coliseum; and Mark Langdale, president of the Bush Foundation. To mark the anniversary of the master plan, SMU has published The SMU Campus at 100: A Century of Shared Commitment, a guide to facilities, monuments and special features. The book is available at the SMU Bookstore; call 214-768-2435 for details. > Read more

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