Meet Your Perkins Senators!

Name: Scott Anderson

Classification (FR, SO, JR, SR): 3rd Year Graduate Student

Expected Graduation: May 2013

Major(s): Masters of Divinity

Minors(s): [Not applicable]

Activities/Organizations: PSA (Perkins Student Association); North Texas Conference – United Methodist Church

Honor society/leadership/Greek: SMU Lambda Chi Alpha Alumnus

What do you enjoy about being a senator?

“The opportunity to be the link between the Perkins School of Theology with the rest of the university. I also have the distinct opportunity to serve on the senate not only as a graduate student, but also as an alumnus (Class of 2005).”

What do you hope to achieve as a Senator?

“We hope to improve graduate student funding, not just for us in the theology school, but also the law school and for other graduate programs. I also hope to give the students, graduate and undergraduate, and active voice in the senate.”

What is your favorite thing about SMU?

“The reputation of the university is astounding. It would not be that way without amazing academic professors and administrative leadership. They may be the people who truly make this school tick, and they are what I love most about SMU.”


Name: Samuel Martinez

Classification (FR, SO, JR, SR): Graduate student

Expected Graduation: May 2012

Major(s): Systematic theology and moral theology

Minors(s): [Not applicable]

Activities/Organizations: Hunting, peace and justice work, youth ministry, thinkingabout theology, skiing, looking sartorially delightful, eating at amazing and off-beaten-path places.

Honor society/leadership/Greek: [No Response]

What do you enjoy about being a senator?:

I enjoy the opportunities to connect with administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as other students from SMU. Also, I enjoy working for the betterment of graduate students and representing graduate student interests and concerns.”

What do you hope to achieve as a Senator?

I hope to be a voice for graduate students in regards to student life and academics.

What is your favorite thing about SMU?

“My favorite thing about SMU is the class. We ooze it.”

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