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THE LAURENCE AND CATHERINE PERRINE ENDOWED PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIPS


A professor of English at SMU for 34 years, the late Laurence D. Perrine was highly esteemed by students and colleagues alike. His textbooks and scholarly writings brought him an international reputation. The success of his book, Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, made this endowment possible, and it remains a standard text. His wife, the late Catherine Stockard Perrine, was a member of the SMU staff and received many awards and citations for her work on environmental matters as a member of the League of Women Voters, Save Open Spaces and numerous state and local task forces. The couple was renowned for their dedication, intelligence and generosity of spirit.