Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall


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By constructing Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall, SMU is renewing and expanding its commitment to provide the best training and research for teachers, counselors, therapists and administrators, and to create new knowledge that will advance our understanding of human learning and growth.

SMU invites you to make a gift in honor of an educator who has inspired others. By naming a classroom, laboratory or other area of the building for an educator, you pay tribute to the lasting impact of that individual while providing for the next generation of teachers and leaders in the field.

This special invitation is in the legacy of the historic gift of Harold C. Simmons and Annette Caldwell Simmons ‘57 that provided the lead commitment for the building, as well as funds to enhance faculty excellence and student quality. The Leon Simmons Endowed Deanship and Faculty Recruitment Fund, named in honor of Harold Simmons’ father, a lifelong teacher and superintendent, endows the dean’s position and provides resources for faculty recruitment and innovative research. The Fairess Simmons Graduate Fellowship Fund, named in honor of Mr. Simmons’ mother, a lifelong teacher, establishes a minimum of 10 endowed fellowships for Master’s and Ph.D. students.

Opportunities To Give

SMU invites you to make a gift in support of the construction of Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall. Donors have a special opportunity to honor teachers, counselors and other educators who have inspired them by naming a room or area in their honor.

Donors who give to the project will be recognized in various ways, including recognition for gifts made in honor of an educator.

For more information or to make a gift to the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, please call Patricia Addington, director of development, at 214-768-4844 or e-mail