Inclusivity | Inquiry | Integrity
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Inclusivity | Inquiry | Integrity
“The thing I love most about the Armstrong community are the opportunities that it presents for students to get involved throughout the year. Everything from leadership roles within Commons Council to teamwork during intramural games provide experiences for students to grow individually while bonding together as a whole community.”
“The best tradition at Armstrong Commons is that we get to have a water balloon fight with our arch nemesis: Crum Commons. Whenever I share this tradition with friends who live in other commons, they wish they could be part of Armstrong.”
Engage Dallas is a place-based community engagement initiative via SMU’s Residential Commons to address community needs focusing on South and West Dallas. The initiative is a long-term, university-wide commitment led by students to partner with local residents, organizations, and other leaders to positively impact the community. There is equal emphasis on campus and community impact stemming from the initiative.
In Armstrong Commons, we focus on Homelessness as a community need in Dallas. Armstrong students address this by collaborating on service events and activities with local partners, The Bridge, Austin Street Center, and The Stewpot, to directly help those most in need. Our students who serve gain a broader understanding of current social problems, build community with both the city and their peers, and can earn their Community Engagement Proficiency required for graduation. Engage Dallas cultivates unique and enriching experiences for SMU students to explore and serve Dallas!
Questions? Email your Armstrong Engage Dallas Student Director, Kelsey D’Esopo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Both 1982 SMU graduates, Bill and Liz Armstrong received their bachelor’s degrees in geology. During their time as students, they lived on campus and participated actively in SMU-in-Taos programs and Greek life—Liz as a Pi Beta Phi and Bill as a Phi Gamma Delta. Though they met in Geology 101, it was their participation in Fort Burgwin’s geology field camp that brought them together as a couple. Their interest in geology and exploration continued past their time at SMU and led to successful careers in the oil and gas industry and numerous entrepreneurial endeavors.
|Physical address|| 5809 Bush Ave.
|Room types||Singles and doubles|
|Gender||Co-ed by gender by room|
Get to know the faculty, staff, and student leaders of Armstrong Commons.
Baronet is a 1982 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). In May 2011 Baronet graduated from University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) with an M.F.A. in Arts & Technology. Baronet has been buying and collecting homeless signs since 1993 as part of a long-term art project titled "WE ARE ALL HOMELESS." The project has been featured in dozens of international and local media. Learn more about Professor Baronet and his family.
Residential Community Director
Molly is from Montana and earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Child Learning & Development from the University of Texas at Dallas before attending Kent State University to earn a Master's in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel. She is passionate about making college an accessible experience for all and helping students to succeed in their chosen areas. Molly enjoys reading, theater, cooking, crafting, and traveling.