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
Because Southwestern continues to influence my life.
- Emilio George Cruz, Jr. ’95
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 developed me into the person I am today. It’s truly a special community.
- Kenneth Dane Beyer ’14
Sara McCutchen is a great friend and a true leader for Southwestern … and I want to honor her passion for SU.
- Laura Sewell ’95
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
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 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
SU taught me to think critically.
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
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!
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
Great education, great friends for life…
- Janie A. Wisecup ’72
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
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
Great community and education!
- Sara Sultz ’04
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 Southwestern’s mission and I’m proud to be a graduate.
-Amy Nylund ’95
Southwestern is challenging the minds and transforming the lives of the future of our world.
- Bruce A. Gilmour ’74
At Southwestern, I made the best friends of my life and I was academically challenged and prepared to succeed.
- Dianne Hobratschk Walter ’89
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
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.
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 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
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
My daughter is a freshman and loves it!
- D. Conley Smith
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 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
In loving memory of a great big brother.
- Agatha Gasaway
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
My experience at Southwestern provided the platform for my launch into adulthood, career, and citizenship.
- Susan Holley ’73
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
I feel that Southwestern should be more affordable to students and their families.
- Lili McEntire ’11
Giving back to SU is just something I strongly believe in.
- Ann Raney Stoltz ’02
Southwestern changed my life…
- Gail Raney ’71
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
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
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
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
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