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
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
Because Southwestern continues to influence my life.
- Emilio George Cruz, Jr. ’95
Great education, great friends for life…
- Janie A. Wisecup ’72
Sara McCutchen is a great friend and a true leader for Southwestern … and I want to honor her passion for SU.
- Laura Sewell ’95
Ed Kain was my mentor and my favorite professor. Couldn’t have made it through school (or through my life at the time) without him!
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 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
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
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
Southwestern University played a vital role in helping shape the man I am today.
- Celso Catumbela ’13
Southwestern provided me with an excellent education and a campus life where relationships were forged for life.
- Ronald C. Croom ’67
Southwestern developed me into the person I am today. It’s truly a special community.
- Kenneth Dane Beyer ’14
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
SU taught me to think critically.
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
In memory of alumnus Matt Boeer’s grandfather, Norman Drexel Head, from the members of Unity Memorial Presbyterian Church in Liberty, MS.
- Bettye Lewis
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
At Southwestern, I made the best friends of my life and I was academically challenged and prepared to succeed.
- Dianne Hobratschk Walter ’89
Dr. Kain impacted my life as a professor, mentor, advisor and friend. Even after Southwestern, Dr. Kain has checked up on me and gave me a tour of the waterfalls while we were both in Portland! My experience at Southwestern as a Sociology major was wonderful. I am donating so that other students have the opportunity I did.
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 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 loved every second of my experience at Southwestern and consider my education from there to be one of my greatest gifts.
- Taryn Robertson ’11
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
Southwestern is challenging the minds and transforming the lives of the future of our world.
- Bruce A. Gilmour ’74
I believe in Southwestern’s mission and I’m proud to be a graduate.
-Amy Nylund ’95
Southwestern will always be an important part of our lives. We love it.
Ann ’67 & Russell ’66 Ramsey
Great community and education!
- Sara Sultz ’04
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 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
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
My experience at Southwestern provided the platform for my launch into adulthood, career, and citizenship.
- Susan Holley ’73
Southwestern changed my life…
- Gail Raney ’71
In loving memory of a great big brother.
- Agatha Gasaway
I cherish the education I received and the friends I made during my years at SU.
- Tracy Strane ’80
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
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
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
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
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
Giving back to SU is just something I strongly believe in.
- Ann Raney Stoltz ’02
I feel that Southwestern should be more affordable to students and their families.
- Lili McEntire ’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
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