Alumni and Friends

As alumni and friends of Perkins School of Theology, you have a significant influence upon persons seeking to answer God’s call to ministry through theological education

Stay connected with Perkins.

By participating in Perkins’ various advisory boards, giving opportunities, and public programs, you take on a vital role in preparing women and men for leadership in the church of Jesus Christ. Further, you become a means of connecting former students with one another, as well as with resources to equip and strengthen ministry in the church and world.

Explore the range of avenues and resources by which alums can be in vital partnership with Perkins.

Engagement Opportunities

Faith and Business Luncheons

Because of scheduling conflicts, we need to cancel the previously announced Perkins Faith and Business Luncheon originally scheduled for April 15. At a later date, watch for an announcement about the next Faith and Business luncheon this fall.

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Perkins Scholarship Luncheon

We are honored to have Mr. Clark K. Hunt (’87) as our guest for the 2024 Bolin Family Perkins Scholarship Luncheon: Public Life, Personal Faith. Pastor Richie Butler (’93) will serve as emcee. The luncheon is a fundraising and outreach event of Perkins School of Theology in service to the larger community and serves as a major fundraiser for student scholarships.

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Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

Each year, Perkins School of Theology recognizes Perkins graduates who have demonstrated effectiveness and integrity in service to the church, continuing support and involvement in the goals of Perkins School of Theology and SMU, distinguished service in the wider community and exemplary character.

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Seals Laity Award

Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award

The Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award is presented annually to a layperson in the United States who exemplifies an exceptional commitment of service to Christ through faith and action in the church, community and the world.

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Perspective magazine, distributed annually, is the official print publication for alumni/ae, friends, donors and supporters of Perkins School of Theology.

Letters to the editor and contributions to Alumni/ae News are welcomed. Email updates to

Our monthly e-newsletter, Perspective Online, provides regular Perkins updates including alumni/ae news.