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SMU graduates Abena Marfo ’22 and Briana Morales ’21 shared with the Dallas Morning News their challenges and successes as first-generation students at SMU

Dallas Morning News What first-generation North Texas students face: Grads share their stories Abena Marfo’s mother was always adamant about education. After moving to Texas from Ghana, her mom wasn’t able to pursue her own college degree as she juggled work in preschools with raising two girls by herself. She encouraged her daughters to earn […]

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SMU student wins prestigious Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship

Dallas Morning News Congratulations to Teresa Acosta ’22. She was recently selected to receive the Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship. The scholarship was presented by the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. According to a Dallas Morning News article, Teresa […]

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These are the first-ever large-scale Pride events on SMU’s campus

Dallas Voice Bri Tollie is Southern Methodist University’s third senator representing the Queer community. That, by itself, is a big deal. But what is perhaps an even bigger deal is the fact that the school is staging two events this year, the first-ever large-scale Pride events in the school’s history. A proposal before the Senate […]

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‘Access SMU’ Scholarships to Cover the Cost of College for Texas’ Highest Performing Students From Families With Limited Incomes

SMU News SMU is launching a major scholarship initiative to cover the cost of college for high-achieving Texas students with significant financial need. Access SMU will break financial barriers to college entry and graduation – first for academically talented Texas students, with the goal to later expand the investment in more students who need help paying […]

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Novice National Title in IPDA Debate 2022

SMU won a national title at the International Public Debate Association National Championship at Abilene Christian Unviersity.  The tournament was host to 44 universities from 18 states.  More than 300 undergraduate students competed at the tournament held April 8-11.  More than 1,000 students competed nationwide in tournaments assessed by the IPDA organization since September of 2021. […]

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SMU students honored at Honors Convocation

SMU News Congratulations to all of the SMU students honored at Monday night’s Honors Convocation. The ceremony recognizes new honor society inductees, national fellowships, various distinguished scholarships and internships, school and departmental awards, and graduating University Honors Program students. A list of award recipients can be found here. Watch Ceremony

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In Their Own Voices is recruiting. Apply today to become ’22-’23 Voices Fellows

In Their Own Voices is launching recruitment for the 2022-2023 cohort of Voices Fellows. Apply by April 18. Link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zfZyYANT87btp1qmbs_Ktmb49OHvSO3OZVeN_bKdGTk/edit.

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Giving Day is March 22

March 22 is SMU Giving Day. For one day, if many Mustangs come from many different places to do many good things, together, we can shape a brighter future. https://bit.ly/gddedman Dedman College Opportunities Goal Description Department of Biological Sciences $5,000   The Department of Biological Sciences and its faculty provide insight into how life and […]

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SMU Wins First International Title in Debate

SMU senior political science and finance major, Ryan Booth of Alamo, California won the International Public Debate Association Championship at the 32nd International Forensics Association tournament held March 15 & 16. The tournament was scheduled originally to be in Mexico City before being moved online one month ago. Booth defeated seven opponents on his way to […]

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16 SMU Students Named Fulbright Semi-Finalists

SMU News Sixteen SMU students representing disciplines and majors from across campus have been named semi-finalists for the Fulbright Scholarship. These applications will be advancing to the final round of selection for the Fulbright Student Program for the 2022-2023 academic year. The FulbrightU.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities to students and young […]