SMU will honor Pierce M. Allman ’54, Tucker S. Bridwell ’73, ’74 and Jane Chu ’81 with Distinguished Alumni Awards and Kelvin Beachum, Jr. ’10, ’12 with the Emerging Leader Award on November 1.
Working with limited resources, Andrew Oh ’18 learned why entrepreneurial skills can make or break a film. His high school comedy, The Book of Job, is “the culmination of my four years at SMU.”
Former standout Mustang linebacker Randall Joyner ’14 was easy to pick out at SMU football’s first scrimmage of their August training camp. Now the assistant coach for defensive ends, he was the first person to greet players coming off the field.
Andrés Ruzo’s passions for science and adventure take him from his roots in Peru to the land of fire and ice – Iceland. Ruzo ’09, a doctoral candidate at SMU, is documenting his discoveries in photo essays for the National Geographic Explorer series.
A puzzle-solving smartphone game designed by SMU and Literacy Instruction for Texas experts to teach struggling adult readers is among five international finalists in the $7 million XPRIZE competition.
Champion swimmer Adrienn Sánta ’18 blended her family’s green living experience with undergraduate research on mobile greenhouses to find her passion for building a sustainable future.
Dancer Kelly Zitka ’15 intended to land a job in marketing, but the allure of the stage won out. Perseverance, and a little spontaneity, helped her find her footing in musical theater.