Donor Spotlight


Nell Barnes Benold ’48

Nell Barnes Benold '48

At Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2015, the Lambda Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at Southwestern University announced the creation of the Nell Barnes Benold ’48 – Zeta Tau Alpha Endowed Scholarship Fund. Read More

Dorothy G. Caldwell ’92

Dorothy G. Caldwell '92

For Dorothy G. Caldwell ’92, Southwestern University is a family affair. Read More


Ronny and Julie Clark ’82

Julie Clark '82

Ronny and Julie Clark ’82 pay tribute to Dr. George E. Nelson, a 1950 graduate of Southwestern University, who joined the faculty at Southwestern University in 1958 and taught for over 30 years. Dr. Nelson educated and trained generations of Texas band directors “for the trenches.” Read More

Karen Hanson-Flowers ’75

Karen Hanson-Flowers ’75

Karen Hanson-Flowers ’75 credits Southwestern with fostering individual growth, honing critical thinking skills plus an attention to details, and developing her aptitude for lifelong learning. Confident from her very first Admission tour that Southwestern felt like home, Karen participated in many campus organizations as a student. Read More


Brian Jackson ’95

Brian Jackson '95

Since its inception, Southwestern has been a distinctive intellectual and educational community with a commitment to service. “The magic of Southwestern is not just what people get out of it, but what they put back into it” says Brian Jackson ’95, a long-time Southwestern volunteer. Read More

Matthew Johnson ’92

Matthew Johnson '92

Matthew Johnson ’92 offered his talents to carve Southwestern’s 175th anniversary seal into limestone, which completed the 175th Anniversary Brick Garden located outside of the Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center. Read More


Pierce MacGuire ’14 & Alex Rodriguez ’15

Pierce MacGuire '14 and Alex Rodriguez '15

Pierce MacGuire ’14 and his fiancée Alex Rodriguez ’15 were busy students while on campus and continue their involvement now as alumni. Read More

Doug & Robin McDurham

Doug and Robin McDurham

Doug & Robin McDurham’s oldest son, Dakota McDurham ’16, knew he wanted to attend a university known for building strong relationships between students and their instructors. Read More


Helen and Seng Ooi ’60

Helen and Seng Ooi '60

In 1956, Southwestern University admission officials had given up on international student Seng Ooi ’60 because he was two weeks late for the beginning of the fall semester. Little did they know it would take the young man from Malaysia with only two suitcases in hand six weeks to travel across the Pacific Ocean from Singapore to the Port of New Orleans and ultimately the steps of the Cullen Administration building. Read More

Russell ’66 and Ann Cater Ramsey ’67

Russell '66 and Ann Cater Ramsey '67

Russell ’66 and Ann Cater Ramsey ’67 have faith in the strength of a great reputation—that’s what brought them together in the first place. Read More


Andy and Katy Ross

Andy and Katy Ross

Faculty members Andy and Katy Ross believe that nothing compares to a residential liberal arts experience when it comes to forming tomorrow’s leaders. And with over twenty combined years teaching at Southwestern, this faculty couple should know. Read More

Eleanor Siff ’17

Eleanor Siff ’17

Although she has family in Texas, it took Loren Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives to bring Eleanor Siff ’17 back to the Lone Star State. Read More