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May 2018

  • Aleena Taufiq at Cary Middle School.

    Flipping a switch, igniting success: Aleena Taufiq ’18

    Aleena Taufiq ’18 recently landed her dream job as a data engineer working in artificial intelligence at Verizon, a career she never imagined four years ago. She also expanded her Geared Up middle school enrichment program to schools across the country. Alumni support created opportunities for her every step of the way.

Flipping a switch, igniting success: Aleena Taufiq ’18

Aleena Taufiq ’18 recently landed her dream job as a data engineer working in artificial intelligence at Verizon, a career she never imagined four years ago. She also expanded her Geared Up middle school enrichment program to schools across the country. Alumni support created opportunities for her every step of the way.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos speaks at SMU during Bush Center Forum

During the Closing Conversation of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Forum on Leadership, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos said the key to his company’s success has been staying true to the core values of “customer-obsession, eagerness to invent, long-term thinking and operational excellence.”

May 8, 2018|

A new campus drawing card begins to take shape

The annual spring football game featured the new-look Mustangs under first-year head coach Sonny Dykes and celebrated the new SMU Indoor Performance Center, a reflection of the University’s commitment to a first-class and competitive athletic program.

May 8, 2018|

Mustangs ready to kick off their NFL careers

Three teams tapped Mustang football standouts to join their rosters during the NFL Draft 2018. SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton was selected by the Denver Broncos, defensive end Justin Lawler was picked by the Los Angeles Rams, and wide receiver Trey Quinn was chosen by the Washington Redskins.

May 8, 2018|

Three cheers for our national champions!

SMU Cheer crushed it again, winning a third consecutive national title on April 6. The team set an SMU record in the competition for the second year. Senior cheerleader Nate Williams ’18 was thrilled. “We always say that we are our biggest competition and, in a way, we are."

May 8, 2018|

Faculty gift creates endowed chair in Cox

Andrew H. Chen and Elaine T. Chen have made a $2 million gift to the SMU Edwin L. Cox School of Business to establish The Andrew H. Chen Endowed Chair in Financial Investments Fund. The gift will include $1.5 million for the endowment of the faculty chair and $500,000 for operational support.

May 8, 2018|

New partnership amplifies economic research impact

A new economic growth initiative launching on June 1 will combine the Bush Institute’s action-oriented policy approach and SMU’s world-leading research and analyses to promote domestic economic growth and strengthen the nation’s global competitiveness.

May 8, 2018|

NATO alliance survives through adaptability

The ability to change with a changing world gives NATO staying power, according to Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General. He was on campus April 5 for a town hall moderated by SMU Provost Steven Currall and featuring Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison.

May 8, 2018|

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SMU Magazine is updated monthly on this website and the print edition is published each spring and fall.

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