Final fall recruitment volunteer opportunity

SeRVes (Student Recruitment Volunteers),

November 1 was the SMU admission early action application deadline and I am excited to report that over 6,500 students have applied! At this time last year, 3,500 students had applied. The SMU community is very proud of this accomplishment and credits much of the success to the good work of our SeRVes.

This good news was reported to the Alumni Board, and they were thrilled to hear of the positive progress. As a reminder, SMUs goal is to acquire 10,000 applications by the final deadline, January 15.

Final fall recruitment volunteer opportunity
Make calls to an exclusive group of talented, highly sought after students who have applied early and will very likely be admitted to SMU. Your call thanking the student for applying will help bridge the gap of time during the holidays when they are anxiously awaiting a decision from SMU. We want to make sure SMU stays at the top of their list!

Each volunteer will make about 10 calls between now and December 31st.

Can you help make these calls? If so, please email me at

Thanks in advance for your help!

Allison Curran
Associate Director, Alumni Outreach
SMU Alumni Giving and Relations
214.768.4739 Direct
214.768.4776 Fax

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Good news!

The numbers are in and the SMU Class of 2014 is on track to be the biggest and brightest yet!

Take a look at the good news –

Over 9,000 applications were submitted (compared with 8,413 in 2009)
Almost 1,400 students have paid their deposit to attend SMU in the fall (compared with 1329 in 2009)
54% of the incoming class is from outside of Texas
The top ten states for the Class of 2014 (in order) CA, FL, CT, IL, TN, OK, LA, MO, GA, CO
The number of minority students is on the rise from 22.6% in 2009 vs. 25% in 2010

There are many SeRVe opportunities coming up this August and September! SMU will be on the road hosting receptions for potential students and we would love your participation. We will be visiting the cities below. If we aren’t coming to a city near you, I hope you will consider hosting a reception for potential students in your area!

Also, I will be in touch with you by city to let you know about specific dates for upcoming opportunities including fall college fairs and programs.

SMU receptions hosted in –

Los Angeles
San Diego
Newport Beach
San Antonio
St. Louis
New Orleans

Contact me for more information at or 214.768.4739.

Thanks for all that you do!


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