December 21, 2011


J. Webster Feild participated in a remembrance of the invasion of Iwo Jima 66 years ago.

E.L. Gibson, a retired aircraft designer, worked 33 years at General Dynamics in Fort Worth.

Dorothy Marion Arterburn McKinsey has seen most of the world and retired twice. Now a broken leg has slowed her down.

Elizabeth Cady Pousson went back to college and became a hospital dietitian. She has four children and six grandchildren.


Jerome M. (Jerry) Fullinwider received a 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Highland Park High School Alumni Association. In December 2010 the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom at SMU’s Cox School of Business was named in his honor.


Murray T. Bass (M.A. ’54) was recognized as a “Living Legend” by the Solano County (CA) Senior Coalition. He is founder and president of Tools of Learning for Children, helping preschoolers learn to read, and the Tools Citizenship Program, teaching students about American government. His “Plan to Live” column has appeared in the Fairfield Daily Republic newspaper for more than 25 years.

Carolyn Saunders Jones began her sixth term last June as mayor of Winnsboro, TX. She volunteers as president of the Winnsboro Community Foundation, vice president of Enough Is Enough Drug Task Force and board member of Winnsboro Community Resource Center Food Bank.


William A. Riedel recently traveled to Asia and toured South America and the Mediterranean with his wife, Bobbie.


Julia Sanford Burgen, an environmental advocate, received the Shield Award from National Delta Gamma Fraternity in spring 2011. Her keystone accomplishment was the establishment in 2004 of Julia Burgen Park on the Johnson Creek Greenway, 70 acres of floodplain in the heart of Arlington, TX.

Donald D. Clayton, 1993 SMU Distinguished Alumnus, was invited by the Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation to deliver a public lecture in March at the Melbourne Museum. He presented “Astronomy with Radioactivity – What Is That!” and enjoyed two weeks in the Melbourne area with his wife, Nancy.


Ann Weaver McDonald was the designated spotlight artist for the 2011 Lubbock Arts Festival, the first photographer so honored.

Harry Donald Nicholson introduces his new wife: Linda.