ANDREW P SMITH
I have always enjoyed learning. Throughout childhood, I attended a great public school system in Kansas. It increased my love of learning. Then I moved to Texas to study at SMU. An engineering major, I also took classes in economics, psychology, religion, and more. I got involved in several campus organizations. This broad range of classes, the professors who taught them, and my other activities boosted my eagerness to learn. By graduation, I had learned much. However, I had also come to realize how much more there is to learn. I graduated in 1981 and accepted a job with a firm in Dallas. Its Founder and President was an SMU grad too. He modeled continuous learning. Since then, I have completed a master's degree, taken a few more classes, and read probably 1,000 books and journals. Plus, I have engaged in discussions with fascinating people from many backgrounds and of many ethnicities. I am very thankful that, in more ways than one, SMU further fueled my joy of learning.