May 13, 2008

SMU recognized five alumni for their outstanding achievements at the Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony November 8. Recipients are (from left) Richard Herrscher (’58), the Hon. Antonio “Tony” Garza (’83), James Gardner (’55) and Linda Pitts Custard (’60, ’99). Emerging Leader Award recipient is Nathan Allen (’00). The DAA is the highest honor SMU can bestow upon its alumni. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years. The 2008 DAA ceremony will be held Nov. 6. Nominations for 2009 DAA recipients are open through Dec. 31, 2008. For more information, call 214-768-2586 or e-mail