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A Message from Dean Hill

On May 14, the Perkins community gathered at Moody Coliseum for a worship service in honor of the 2021 graduating class. This is also the occasion when we present annual academic achievement awards to outstanding current and graduating students. Thanks to the spacious venue, we were able to gather in person, with masks and social distancing. Some members of the [...]

A Message from Dean Hill

On May 14, the Perkins community gathered at Moody Coliseum for a worship service in honor of the 2021 graduating class. This is also the occasion when we present annual academic achievement awards to outstanding current and graduating students. Thanks to the spacious venue, we were able to gather in person, with masks and social distancing. Some members of the class of 2020 who couldn’t attend last year were also present. I think anyone in attendance will remember this momentous [...]

June 1, 2021|

Office of Enrollment Management Update: June 2021

A Note of Thanks from Our Team Dear Perspective Online Community: This academic year is fast coming to its close, but our recruitment season continues with anticipation of one last push this summer as we head into fall 2021 and welcome another new class. In this last issue of the year, we wish to express our sense of appreciation for all you do for Perkins. It is with a deep gratitude that we pay tribute to our extraordinary Perspective Online [...]

June 1, 2021|

Development Update: A Year of Generosity

What a school year we have had!  A killer virus, tornados in Dallas, a record-breaking ice storm and freeze—I was waiting for the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse! But, we made it through all of the chaos.  As President Turner recently told SMU Staff at the annual staff picnic, “We rallied, worked together, made adjustments, and persevered.  And we did it!” And Perkins' faithful donors “did it” too, responding to appeals and opportunities in a miraculous way. Let me tell [...]

June 1, 2021|

2021 Commencement and Perkins’ Graduation Celebration

Graduation Weekend View the video:  A Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements, held Friday, May 14, 2021 in Moody Coliseum Members of the Perkins community gathered May 14-15 to send off the class of 2021 and to celebrate students who graduated in 2020 but were unable to attend in-person graduation ceremonies. The Perkins festivities began with A Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements on Friday afternoon, May 14, at Moody Coliseum. (In past years, the service took place at HPUMC’s [...]

June 1, 2021|

Perkins Presents Awards During Celebration of Degrees & Academic Achievements

May 14, 2021   The Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Bray Award in Hebrew, given to the student who ranks highest in Hebrew scholarship: Chris Gelwick Faculty Award in Greek, awarded to the student who ranks highest in New Testament Greek scholarship: Marissa Neil The Charley T. and Jesse James Bible Awards, awarded to students on the basis of academic achievement in biblical courses and overall scholastic performance. The ranked awards went to 1) Shandon Klein and 2) Jennifer Kilpatrick [...]

June 1, 2021|

World Methodist Museum Update

Following an agreement announced in April, the World Methodist Museum in Lake Junaluska, N.C., is sending its entire collection to Bridwell Library at Perkins. A portion of the collection already has arrived at the library in time for Aldersgate Day, the anniversary of John Wesley’s spiritual awakening on May 24, 1738. The remainder is scheduled to arrive in July. The addition of the artifacts to Bridwell’s already-extensive collection, coupled with two world-renowned Wesley scholars named as new Perkins faculty chairs, [...]

June 1, 2021|
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