campaign update

Going Global With A Personal Touch

Update: On July 1, Michael Clarke, executive director of the SMU International Center, represented the University at the inauguration of Ricardo Martinelli as president of the Republic of Panama. Martinelli’s son, Luis, is a 2004 graduate of SMU.

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Unrivaled Support: Programs Recognize Dedicated Donors

As part of the The Second Century Campaign’s new focus on annual giving, the University has created two societies honoring SMU’s consistent yearly donors.

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Gift Honors A Friend With New Fellowship

In honor of a longtime friend and SMU alumnus, Gordon Worsham and his wife, Sudie Appel Worsham, established the Bassett Kilgore Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund in the Chemistry Department of Dedman College.

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A Perfect Union: Class Unity And Giving

The Union is a new student organization to encourage class unity and inform students about the importance of giving.

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Finding Peace In the Labyrinth

A labyrinth will be incorporated into the design of the courtyard between Perkins School of Theology’s new Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall and the renovated Selecman Hall.

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Houston Launch Is A ‘Go’

The Second Century Campaign kicks off in Houston.

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Chinese Scholars Program Celebrates First Decade

Helmut Sohmen ’66 and his wife, Anna, hosted a dinner in Beijing to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sohmen Chinese Scholars program in October.

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New Caruth Hall Builds On Dedication To Engineering

Houston offshore oil pioneer C. Robert Palmer (’57, ’66) and his wife, Rebecca, made a $4 million gift toward the new state-of-the-art Caruth Hall at the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering and $1.1 million to their existing scholarship fund for undergraduate engineering students.

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Reunion Giving Rocks!

Reunion classes raised more than $3.1 million for SMU.

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Parents Show Unabashed Commitment To SMU

SMU is a family affair for the Parent Leadership Council’s new chairs, Bill (’82) and Liz Martin (’82) Armstrong of Denver. Their daughter Leigh, a sophomore, is the 10th Mustang in the family.

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