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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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Congratulations to Averie Bishop

SMU Alum Averie Bishop ’19, ’22 has become the first Asian American woman to win the title of Miss Texas.

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What first-generation North Texas students face: Grads share their stories

Dallas Morning News 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 theirs. In May, Marfo graduated from Southern Methodist University with […]

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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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Save the Date: SMU’s 107th Commencement Weekend is May 13 and 14, 2022

The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University’s best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students’ accomplishments. The spirit of community combined with our celebration of the individual is what makes SMU’s Commencement a special time. Schedule of events  

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Event: April 29, Pride Visibility Day

Pride Visibility Day Friday, April 29th @ 6:30pm Dallas Hall Lawn

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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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Dedman College Faculty and Staff Community Mixer

Date and Time: April 14, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff are welcome. RSVP by April 8: SMU.EDU/DedmanMixer

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RSVP Today: Dedman College Student Community Mixer, March 31

Join us for the student community mixer on March 31, 2022 from 3-5 pm. RSVP at SMU.EDU/CommunityMixer.