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To Survive and Excel

Bill Jones Book CoverThat's the name of the 627-page history of Southwestern University published by William Burwell Jones, Professor Emeritus of History, in 2006.

The book takes its name from a reading from the 1982 inauguration of President Roy B. Shilling, repeated for the inauguration of President Jake B. Schrum.

As the reading states, "We celebrate the heritage and the vision of Southwestern University, its determination to survive and excel."

  • Download an electronic copy of "To Survive and Excel"