The Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series annually brings six or more national and world leaders to SMU, and President’s Scholars enjoy opportunities to interact with them. Since its inception 35 years ago, the Tate Series has brought to campus 12 Pulitzer Prize winners, nine U.S. Senators, eight Nobel laureates, six U.S. Secretaries of State, three former U.S. Presidents, and two Supreme Court Justices, as well as prominent scientists, scholars, authors, and artists. The Series also provides funding for approximately 24 current President’s Scholars.
PSs Kim Kooker, Arianna Santiago, Manny Rangel, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Cos.,
Mary Frances Burleson, best-selling author Brandon Stanton, and SMU president Dr. R. Gerald Turner.
Tate Lecture sponsored by the Ebby Halliday Companies on March 7, 2017.
President's Scholars Emem Inyang, Sunjoli Aggarwal, Momin Irfan, Antoine Mellon,
Arianna Santiago, Manny Rangel, Kim Kooker, and Kinga Malkinska
at the dinner for the Brandon Stanton Tate Lecture on March 7, 2017.
PSs Kim Kooker, Manny Rangel, and Arianna Santiago talk with best-selling author Brandon Stanton,
visiting campus as part of the Tate Lecture Series on March 7, 2017.
PSs Arianna Santiago, Manny Rangel, and Kim Kooker at the Tate Lecture Series on March 7, 2017.
First year President's Scholar Sunjoli Aggarwal with Brandon Stanton, author of best selling Humans
of New York, at the Tate Lecture. March 7, 2017.
Linda and Mitch Hart first year President’s Scholars Noah Wells, Maddie Clewis, Julia Ash, and Sunjoli Aggarwal waiting for their Uber ride to take them to meet with the Harts for lunch at Savor Gastropub. Oct. 29, 2016
New Hart Scholars first year PSs Julia Ash, Maddie Clewis, Noah Wells, and Sunjoli Aggarwal at the Tate dinner, Sept. 20, 2016.