2009

Charging Ahead

Launching a new era in ministry: Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall

SMU’s Perkins School of Theology celebrated the beginning of the 2007–08 academic year by breaking ground for a project to improve its existing facilities and to create new ones.

Now the school is in the midst of a major transformation as construction nears completion on a 20,000-square-foot facility to be named in honor of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro.

The Perkins-Prothro family of Wichita Falls, Texas, whose financial support of the school spans three generations, gave $6 million to the school in January 2007.

The gift composes about half of the funds required to renovate Kirby and Selecman halls – originally built in 1948 and 1952, respectively – and to construct Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall. Naming opportunities are available in the buildings.

Prothro Hall will feature seminar rooms and classrooms, conference rooms and preaching and computer labs. The building will double the school’s available space for meetings and community dining, as well as provide facilities for public programs.

“Together with the hall renovations, the construction of Prothro Hall will make Perkins School of Theology the premier location to prepare women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry,” says William Lawrence, Perkins School dean. “It is a great investment in the future of the church.”

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for September 11, 2009.

To learn about supporting the Perkins School, please contact Todd Rasberry at 214-768-3166 or trasberr@smu.edu.

March 02, 2009

SMU’s Perkins School of Theology celebrated the beginning of the 2007–08 academic year by breaking ground for a project to improve its existing facilities and to create new ones.

Now the school is in the midst of a major transformation as construction nears completion on a 20,000-square-foot facility to be named in honor of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro.

The Perkins-Prothro family of Wichita Falls, Texas, whose financial support of the school spans three generations, gave $6 million to the school in January 2007.

The gift composes about half of the funds required to renovate Kirby and Selecman halls – originally built in 1948 and 1952, respectively – and to construct Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall. Naming opportunities are available in the buildings.

Prothro Hall will feature seminar rooms and classrooms, conference rooms and preaching and computer labs. The building will double the school’s available space for meetings and community dining, as well as provide facilities for public programs.

“Together with the hall renovations, the construction of Prothro Hall will make Perkins School of Theology the premier location to prepare women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry,” says William Lawrence, Perkins School dean. “It is a great investment in the future of the church.”

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for September 11, 2009.

To learn about supporting the Perkins School, please contact Todd Rasberry at 214-768-3166 or trasberr@smu.edu.