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Postby PonyLaw90 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:37 pm

So my kiddo received her admission letter from SMU along with a $100k Distinguished Scholarship. A month later another $36k for something called the Discovery Scholarship. At this point, I’m a very proud Dad.

This week Trustee Mike Boone sends her a letter. I take her to dinner and say, “when Mike Boone writes you, you sit up and take notice. If you get a letter from the Hunts, Dedmans, or a handful of others, SMU is telling you something. Loudly.”

We go home and holy smoke, she has a letter from Chair Robert Dedman, Jr. A very personalized letter.

Kudos to SMU for working to get this kid. She’s waiting on Dartmouth, Duke, Johns Hopkins and Rice. Then, the choice will be hers.

I say this because I love SMU. But next time someone says, SMU doesn’t do enough to recruit minority students (in our case,a Latina student), show them this post. Admissions is busting their [deleted] for the top students, period.

One proud Mustang.
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Re: SMU Admissions-Full Court Press

Postby mrydel » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:40 pm

PonyLaw90 wrote:So my kiddo received her admission letter from SMU along with a $100k Distinguished Scholarship. A month later another $36k for something called the Discovery Scholarship. At this point, I’m a very proud Dad.

This week Trustee Mike Boone sends her a letter. I take her to dinner and say, “when Mike Boone writes you, you sit up and take notice. If you get a letter from the Hunts, Dedmans, or a handful of others, SMU is telling you something. Loudly.”

We go home and holy smoke, she has a letter from Chair Robert Dedman, Jr. A very personalized letter.

Kudos to SMU for working to get this kid. She’s waiting on Dartmouth, Duke, Johns Hopkins and Rice. Then, the choice will be hers.

I say this because I love SMU. But next time someone says, SMU doesn’t do enough to recruit minority (in our case, Latina students), show them this post. Admissions is busting their [deleted] for the top students, period.

One proud Mustang.

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Re: SMU Admissions-Full Court Press

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:10 am

Congrats to her and to her proud papa!
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Re: SMU Admissions-Full Court Press

Postby Terry Webster » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:43 am

That is a great story. Thank you for sharing. While she won't lose with any of these schools, I hope she chooses to head to the hilltop.
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Re: SMU Admissions-Full Court Press

Postby tristatecoog » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:13 pm

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Re: SMU Admissions-Full Court Press

Postby PonyPride » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:29 pm

PonyLaw90 wrote:So my kiddo received her admission letter from SMU along with a $100k Distinguished Scholarship. A month later another $36k for something called the Discovery Scholarship. At this point, I’m a very proud Dad.

This week Trustee Mike Boone sends her a letter. I take her to dinner and say, “when Mike Boone writes you, you sit up and take notice. If you get a letter from the Hunts, Dedmans, or a handful of others, SMU is telling you something. Loudly.”

We go home and holy smoke, she has a letter from Chair Robert Dedman, Jr. A very personalized letter.

Kudos to SMU for working to get this kid. She’s waiting on Dartmouth, Duke, Johns Hopkins and Rice. Then, the choice will be hers.

I say this because I love SMU. But next time someone says, SMU doesn’t do enough to recruit minority students (in our case,a Latina student), show them this post. Admissions is busting their [deleted] for the top students, period.

One proud Mustang.

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