Mustang Momentum 2017-11-01T14:54:54+00:00

During the Mustang Momentum Challenge, October 18 – 31, 2017, we challenge all SMU Alumni to increase your impact by making a current-use gift to one of the many SMU Funds across campus.

Current-use gifts provide much-needed funding to achieve the extraordinary opportunities only possible for students at SMU. The SMU Funds fuel innovative research, financially support students and provide campus experiences that students will remember for a lifetime.

Fueled by your generosity, SMU will gain the Mustang Momentum needed to spur new innovation and leave a lasting legacy in the lives of our students.

We Did It

The Mustang Momentum Challenge is complete and we are thrilled to announce $119,376 was raised by 516 alumni in just 14 days! Of that amount, nearly $67,000 was given to a current-use SMU Fund.

With Homecoming days away, we are raising the stakes and challenging our alumni to reach $75,000 to SMU’s current-use funds. During the past fourteen days, SMU alumni made an average gift of $171. Some quick math reveals that we need less than 50 more alumni donors to reach our $75,000 goal.

If you want to make a difference in the education of a current SMU student, become one of these donors today.

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During the Mustang Momentum Challenge, October 18 – 31, 2017, we challenge all SMU Alumni to increase your impact by making a current-use gift to one of the many SMU Funds across campus.

Current-use gifts provide much-needed funding to achieve the extraordinary opportunities only possible for students at SMU. The SMU Funds fuel innovative research, financially support students and provide campus experiences that students will remember for a lifetime.

Fueled by your generosity, SMU will gain the Mustang Momentum needed to spur new innovation and leave a lasting legacy in the lives of our students.

Extraordinary Impact

Homecoming of heroes

There’s nothing quite like it: the Parade, a party on the Boulevard, the Pigskin Review, the game, the red and blue. Maybe a lot has changed since you’ve last been on campus, but you’ll instantly recognize the atmosphere at Homecoming. It’s infectious, a legacy and tradition the Student Foundation carries on today, with your help. Read our Guide to Gameday, and make arrangements to be back on the Hilltop this November.

More learning, better students

The Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (A-LEC) is one of the many support programs across campus solely intent on student success. Through the help offered by A-LEC and other centers on campus, students build confidence, develop sharper skills, and learn to navigate the rigors of their academic and social lives.

Dorm, life

For most, dorm life is a short interlude between living at home with your parents and your first apartment. For Dedman College chemistry professor David Son, returning to the dorm—with his wife and two children—was an opportunity to build a community, and more community-minded SMU students. Learn how he engages SMU students with family meals and a parent’s care.

An Academy award

“It is overwhelming to be in the company of Winston Churchill, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jonas Salk and the ‘mother’ of my own discipline, Margaret Mead,” said noted SMU anthropologist Carloine Brettell as she contemplated her induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. It’s an extraordinary honor, but well deserved. Read more about Professor Brettell’s research and accomplishments.

Mentoring with a “no”

When Professor Eric Bing told SMU senior Dylan DeMuth he was not yet qualified to enroll in his global health class, he gave the premed student a challenge to “improve your grades and call me in a month.” Dylan did, and met with Bing a month later to report improvement—the beginning of a mentorship that inspired DeMuth to re-choreograph his life.

Personal, achievement

Patricia Nance ’17 knows how to fight through a problem. She takes her inspiration and fighting spirit from her grandmother, who has beat back cancer twice. Through the support of the Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, Patricia is able to focus on her research—synthesizing antibacterial polymers—and make the world better for her grandmother, and everyone else.

Abroad education

It’s no secret that travel broadens one’s horizons. Every year, SMU students strike out for far corners of the world to learn, experience and grow, becoming truly global citizens. Read their experiences here and discover how they made where they went part of who they are.

Measuring the Momentum

Your generosity continues to strengthen the stampede. Make your gift today!

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