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Charter Day

On February 5, 2015 Southwestern celebrated the 175th anniversary of the original charter.

Following an organ recital and Chapel service, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members gathered for a commemorative photo on the mall. A party in the McCombs Campus Center followed and included the announcement of a gift from Margaret S. Odiorne on behalf of her husband Truman J Odiorne ’66. The gift of $5.1 million is one of the largest gifts received by the University as a single transaction.

Photography and time-lapse by Carlos Barron Jr. '10; Videography by Danielle Stapleton '05

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    See photos from the 2015 Charter Day Celebration
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    View a proclamation from The US House of Representatives, honoring Southwestern’s 175th Anniversary
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    In honor of the 175th Charter Day celebrations and to encourage SU spirit, the 175th planning committee is held a campus-wide door decorating contest. Residential, office, and apartment doors were invited to participate.