ANGIE PETERSON '93
THANKS SMU AND MOM
When I was 12 years old, my mom drove me through the SMU campus and told me that was where she wanted me to go to college. She did not get to have a college education, but she is the smartest woman I know. I took her advice and toured the school. I instantly fell in love, applied, and was accepted early. I never even applied to another school. My mom sacrificed a lot for me to attend. She sold her Microsoft stock (in 1989-GULP!) to pay for it. I thoroughly enjoyed my education at SMU and am grateful that my mom planted that dream in my heart at a young age. I have fond memories of my classes, friends, and activities, and I was lucky enough to be the first class to start the tradition of walking through Dallas Hall upon entering school and walking through the other way as we graduated. I have not heard any friends speak as fondly of their university’s education as I have over the years. SMU gave me a place to grow, to learn to think critically, and to be prepared for my career and life.