Four to be honored at SMU’s 2010 DAA Awards celebration

Tammy Nguyen LeeThree SMU alumni will receive the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming Week. The DAA Award is the highest honor the University bestows upon its graduates.

The 2010 recipients include:

  • George W. Bramblett Jr. ’63, ’66, partner and member of the executive committee of Haynes and Boone L.L.P, Dallas
  • Gary T. Crum ’69, founder and former director of AIM Management Group Inc, Houston
  • Stephen Mulholland ’60, media executive and chairman of the Connection Group, the largest IT retailing business in South Africa

Filmmaker and actor Tammy Nguyen Lee ’00 (right), founder of Against the Grain Productions, will receive the Emerging Leader Award recognizing an outstanding alumnus or alumna who has graduated within the last 15 years. Lee’s first feature documentary, “Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam,” premiered at the 2009 Vietnamese International Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award.

The DAA Award banquet and ceremony take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Fairmont Hotel, 1717 N. Akard Street, downtown Dallas. For more information, visit