June 2021 News Perspective Online

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 community — all of the Perkins alumnae/i, students, faculty/staff, friends and supporters who read this newsletter each month. You have inspired us to forge ahead with commitment of devotion to the ideals of the Perkins mission and vision, despite the necessity to navigate uncertain times.  Your support of our recruiting work — your encouragement, your referrals and your supportive interactions with prospective students — has inspired us and allowed us to better serve our students, faculty, and staff. Thank you for understanding how special Perkins is to the church and larger community. Together we are better.

Have a restful, peaceful, and safe summer. May God bless you immeasurably.

With every good wish,

Christina Rhodes, Financial Aid and Financial Literacy Coordinator

What a whirlwind this past year has been at Perkins! Over 250 students received financial assistance and I know that, without your generosity through both financial resources and prayer, this would not have been possible. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each of you for your support, and I look forward to our continued collaboration.

Stephen Bagby, Director, Recruitment & Admission

Thank you for your support of the mission of Perkins School of Theology. I count it a privilege to work in theological education where the next generation of leaders are being trained to serve in churches and communities throughout America and the world. Your support makes this possible. In my role at Perkins, I find it a joy to walk with our future students through the application process, hearing their stories of following God’s call to seminary and future service. These stories demonstrate faithfulness and servant leadership that is so valued at Perkins School of Theology.

Caleb Palmer, Ministry Discernment Associate

Recruitment this year has not been easy, but it would have been impossible without your support! Thanks to you, we are connecting with more students and continuing the good work done here at SMU Perkins School of Theology. You play a vital role in making the difference, and we in the Office of Enrollment Management are grateful for your support. Thank you!

Samantha Stewart, Ministry Discernment Associate

A very big thank you to everyone for supporting the Office of Enrollment Management during this unusual time.  We are excited and eager for the future of Perkins and we cannot wait to hopefully see you all in person soon, safely.