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Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

GIVING

Giving Impact

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  • Sara McCutchen is a great friend and a true leader for Southwestern … and I want to honor her passion for SU.

    - Laura Sewell ’95

     

  • Southwestern allowed me to truly appreciate how rare it is to have the power to walk over and knock on my professor’s door for a research question or schedule a meeting with the university President to implement a new student organization.

    - Brantley Freeman ’11

  • While writing papers and riding Pirate Bikes, the relationships I built with peers, faculty, and staff shaped me academically and personally. For that I am forever grateful.

    - Mara Weidmann ’14

  • Southwestern University played a vital role in helping shape the man I am today.

    - Celso Catumbela ’13

  • The education I received at SU has been an inspiration in many areas of my life and I hope to give others a chance to experience what the university has to offer. I was especially inspired to give to honor Dr. Purdy, who was a great model as a researcher and teacher.

    - Heidi Cephus ’03

  • My grandfather, Dr. Springer, was on the faculty for 35 years. My mother, my uncle, and I all graduated from SU.

    - Elizabeth (Whitfield) Stengler ’80

  • Southwestern provided me with an incredible education. It’s also where I met most of my closest friends. I have a warm place in my heart for my alma mater.

    - Jennifer Giroux ’89

  • Because Southwestern continues to influence my life.

    - Emilio George Cruz, Jr. ’95

  • Southwestern’s liberal arts education set me up for success in my post-grad life. From Teach for America to graduate school in public affairs, my well-rounded academic background has set me apart from my peers.

    - Anastasia Porter ’12

  • Southwestern developed me into the person I am today. It’s truly a special community.

    - Kenneth Dane Beyer ’14

  • Great education, great friends for life…

    -  Janie A. Wisecup ’72

  • I received a great well-rounded education there which has served me well throughout my life, and I want others to have the same great experience that I did at SU.

    - Evelyn B. Moss ’58

  • Southwestern provided me with an excellent education and a campus life where relationships were forged for life.

    - Ronald C. Croom ’67

  • SU taught me to think critically.

    -Dara L.Harmom

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  • At Southwestern, I made the best friends of my life and I was academically challenged and prepared to succeed.

    - Dianne Hobratschk Walter ’89

  • Southwestern is important to me because it provided me with a foundation I feel I can always fall back on. How valuable is that? I love the SU community so much.

    - Katharine Steinbach ’13

  • Southwestern created the foundation of my education and allowed me the opportunity to pursue my goals. I established lifelong friendships at Southwestern and it is also where I met my soon to be husband.

    - Tamra Warner ’10

  • Southwestern is challenging the minds and transforming the lives of the future of our world.

    - Bruce A. Gilmour ’74

  • Southwestern will always be an important part of our lives. We love it.

    Ann ’67 & Russell ’66 Ramsey

  • My daughter is a freshman and loves it!

    - D. Conley Smith

  • Southwestern University gave me the foundation and tools to be a scholar for life and a resourceful problem-solver in all areas of my life.

    - Rana Afeiche ’96

  • I will always appreciate the amazingly talented, supportive and exciting community.  The faculty, coaches, friends, fraternity brothers and Christine Bowman will always be a highlight of my life!

    - Andrew Justin Doty ’00

  • I have lifelong friends from Southwestern. The confidence in myself that I gained at SU changed the way that I lived my life.

    - Lana Horne ’69

  • In memory of alumnus Matt Boeer’s grandfather, Norman Drexel Head, from the members of Unity Memorial Presbyterian Church in Liberty, MS.

    - Bettye Lewis

  • Southwestern allows students to focus on academic study. This focused learning has made me a better student and a better person as a whole. Go Pirates!

    - Carolyn Cotham ’15

  • I believe in Southwestern’s mission and I’m proud to be a graduate.

    -Amy Nylund ’95

  • I believe in the goals of SU for the future as well as cherishing my associations and friendships from there. I like having access to the campus today as a Georgetown resident.

    - Nancy (Harris) Bacchus ’69

  • Great community and education!

    - Sara Sultz ’04

  • I loved every second of my experience at Southwestern and consider my education from there to be one of my greatest gifts.

    - Taryn Robertson ’11

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  • It seems nearly every day a reason I’m grateful for SU crosses my mind. I’m finishing up graduate school now, and I use the critical thinking, social justice lens, and work ethic that I gained at SU in everything that I do. 

    - Ursula James ’11

     

  • I’ve taken several classes with Dr. Purdy, and have enjoyed all of them. I appreciate his teaching methods and his very dry wit. His work at this school has been a huge influence for me and drives me forward in studying Animal Behavior.

    - Areli Gutierrez ’15

  • I feel that Southwestern should be more affordable to students and their families.

    - Lili McEntire ’11

  • Southwestern changed my life… 

    - Gail Raney ’71

  • I have loved Southwestern University for as long as I can remember - now for more than five decades! In a word, Southwestern University is priceless to me.

    - Mary Medley ’74

  • My experience at Southwestern provided the platform for my launch into adulthood, career, and citizenship.

    - Susan Holley ’73

  • At Southwestern I learned … to dream beyond the practical and present and to always remember that we are part of a community of faith and hope that believes we are here to make a difference - not for ourselves - but for those who do not have a voice.

    - Tony Palagonia ’83

  • Giving back to SU is just something I strongly believe in.

    - Ann Raney Stoltz ’02

  • Southwestern connected me to knowledge and people that have been integral in my growth and character development. I love this community and its impact on my life.

    - Penny Wong ’15

  • I wouldn’t be where I am today were it not for SU and the professors who taught and guided me.

    - Ethan Lane-Miller ’12

  • I cherish the education I received and the friends I made during my years at SU.

    - Tracy Strane ’80

  • In loving memory of a great big brother.

    - Agatha Gasaway

  • Not only for the life long friends I made while at SU, but for the educational foundation that has helped me grow in my professional and personal life.

    - Mary A. Tidwell ’67