December 21, 2011


Adelfa Botello Callejo was honored by Hispanic 100, an organization of Hispanic professional women, at its 2011 Latina Living Legend Awards September 14. As an attorney and civil rights activist, she has worked to break down racial barriers for Dallas Hispanic residents and improve equality in education.

Robert W. Cooper (M.L.A. ’74) teaches at Eastfield College near Dallas. He has been a professor of English for 20 years.

William B. (Bill) Moorer and his wife, Helen, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last August. When he was a student at Perkins School of Theology, she was secretary to SMU President Willis M. Tate. Dr. Moorer served 41 years as a minister in the Oklahoma Conference, retiring in 2000. He and Helen live in Muskogee, where he is a part-time V.A. chaplain.


Dr. Linda Hawkins Kay was inducted into the Jacksboro High School Alumni Hall of Fame in Texas. The spring/summer 2011 Class Notes mistakenly located the high school in Mississippi. SMU Magazine apologizes for the error.

Robert M. (Bob) Richardson retired Jan. 1, 2011, after 25 years as chief judge of the State Court of Houston County in Georgia. He will serve as a senior judge in retirement and also continue his hobby of scuba diving for fossils.


Mike Boone is the recipient of the 2011 Law Firm Distinguished Leader Award by The American Lawyer for his positive contributions to law and society. He is in the Junior Achievement Dallas Business Hall of Fame, and the Dallas Lawyers Auxiliary honored his long-standing dedication to volunteerism with the Justinian Award for Public Service. The Michael Mauldin Boone Leadership Scholarship, initiated by his friends, is awarded annually to a Highland Park High School senior who exemplifies Boone’s commitment to community service and ethical leadership. He is co-founder and partner of Haynes and Boone law firm in Dallas.

F.R. (Buck) Files Jr. (M.L.A. ’74) was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association June 10, and on June 23 was sworn in as president-elect of the State Bar of Texas.

Paul Petersen retired in 2006 from full-time teaching at Cleveland State University’s Fenn College of Engineering. He lives in Bath, NC, where he enjoys fishing, sailing, teaching part-time at a community college and spoiling his grandson.

Brad Tibbitts was honored at a reception April 28 on his retirement from Weatherford (TX) College after 38 years. Though serving in several capacities, he is most remembered as an instructor of American history.


Gayle Outlan (M.A. ’67) works part-time as a speech pathologist for Southwestern Medical Home Health and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Home Health.


Clark Hendley left retirement to return to academic administration as vice president for academic affairs at Hastings College in Nebraska.

Bill Lively was appointed vice chancellor of strategic partnerships for the three campuses of the University of North Texas System effective Sept. 7, 2011. He will work with campus presidents in fundraising and strategic planning.


King Bourland is a partner at the Dallas certified public accounting and consulting firm CF & Co. LLP. He was interviewed in the June 3-9 edition of Dallas Business Journal.


Jack Moffatt is serving a two-year term as president of the Tularosa Basin – Don Root Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.


Kathy Bates plays Gertrude Stein in the Woody Allen movie “Midnight in Paris.”

Eugene Taylor has won the 2011 Abraham Maslow Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Farther Reaches of the Human Spirit, conferred by the Society for Humanistic Psychology in the American Psychological Association.

J. Richard (Dick) White serves on the SMU Presidential Commission on Substance Abuse Prevention, 2010-2012.