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Class of 2007

Participation Drive
6 Donors
Towards goal of 81 Donors
$2,981.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on November 02, at 11:55 PM CST
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You Did It!

November 06, 2020

Clash of the Classes has concluded, and we want to scream “THANK YOU” from the SMBHC balcony. Because of your support, we raised $14,285 from 95 gifts!


Dean Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez is busy finalizing how we will use the funding to support our students impacted by the coronavirus, and you will receive an update from him a little later.


Without further ado, our 2020 Clash of the Classes winners are:


Most Dollars Raised: CLASS OF 2007

Most Class Participation: CLASS of 2001


We are excited for our winning classes as they will have bragging rights until the next competition. Keep an eye out for the plaque we’re getting to showcase the winning classes – we’ll keep you posted.


Again, we are grateful for every person who made a gift. You all help the SMBHC community thrive!



Thanks to You, We ALL Win the Clash of the Classes!

October 13, 2020

SMBHC students are counting on you to keep competing


We're grateful to all of you who have participated in the Clash of the Classes so far! Our Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College students appreciate your support and involvement. 


So far, nearly 60 people have raised more than $7,000 that will provide stipends for SMBHC students who do not have adequate technology, small scholarships for students economically impacted by Covid-19, and safety supplies for our faculty, staff and students. 

As of today, the Class of 2001 is in the lead to win the Donor Champion prize, with 15 percent of their class giving. The Class of 2002 is leading the race for the Dollar Champion prize, with more than $2,000 raised. Your generosity and your participation means so much to all of us. Thank you!

There's still plenty of time to join the battle! Please give to your class or the class of your favorite SMBHC alum! 

Keep it up, everyone! Let's go!

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Start at the Beginning

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College was founded in 1997, thanks to the efforts of then Chancellor Robert Khayat, now late Provost Carolyn Staton, and Jim and the now late Sally Barksdale. The Barksdales committed what was then the largest-ever gift to UM academics to make the Honors College a reality.


Go Fish

In Japan, koi are a symbol of luck, prosperity and good fortune. For our students at SMBHC, being around the 38 koi in our little pond often helps relieve stress and renew focus.


A Firm Foundation

Every first-year student at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College takes Honors 101, a class that brings talented students from diverse backgrounds together to launch their academic journeys.


Class of 2007

Make your gift in honor of the Class of 2007! Please feel free to move the decimal as you are inspired.


Seek and Find

Honors College students conduct research projects around the world and close to home. To help fund travel, supplies, technology and all the resources needed to do amazing work, students apply for research grants. Last year, the average size of a grant per student was $609. Your gift can fund an entire student project!


One for the Record Books

One thing is for certain: we'll never forget 2020. While so many have encountered hardships during the pandemic, we hope that 2020 has taught us to value everything we have, to tell the people around us that we care, and to support individuals who try to make the world a better place.

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