Congratulations to soprano Michelle Alexander ’14, winner of multiple awards in the international Wagner Society Singing Competition in London on November 5.
SMU alumnus George Killebrew will receive the SEAL Legacy Foundation Unsung Hero Award at the organization’s seventh annual benefit and gala on November 14.
Venerable statesman and decorated war hero Sam Johnson ’51 has made two gifts to SMU that will support the education of military veterans and preserve for future study papers and materials from his distinguished life and career.
Michael McKee ’78, resident bishop of the Dallas Area of The United Methodist Church, is the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of Perkins School of Theology. Cited for “extraordinary and courageous leadership,” McKee will be honored at the annual awards banquet on November 13.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes an outstanding Mustang who has graduated within the past 15 years. Return completed forms by December 31, 2017.
In case you missed it this month, please enjoy these cool stories and interesting videos!
Just a week before Hurricane Harvey hit, Punam Kaji ’12, an associate with Haynes and Boone, LLP, had relocated from Dallas to Houston. After the hurricane, her inbox was flooded with emails from other lawyers asking “What should we be doing right now to help?” Kaji, a graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law, serves as chair of the Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) of the State Bar of Texas. APIS recently organized and co-sponsored hurricane relief legal training with a coalition of Bar organizations and community groups at South Texas College of Law–Houston.
Two new works by choreographer Joshua L. Peugh will have their international premiere in Seoul, just days before Dark Circles Contemporary Dance returns to Dallas to open its fifth anniversary season, October 19–21.
A $1.5 million gift by former SMU swimmer Joseph M. “Jody” Grant ’60, and his wife, Sheila Peterson Grant, creates a challenge to other donors to complete the funding goal for the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center, which will be dedicated on November 3.
Come back to the Hilltop for Homecoming, November 2-5, 2017! Reconnect with your friends, reminisce where you began an important part of your life and celebrate the achievements and momentum propelling SMU toward an ever-brighter future.