Elizabeth Mills Viney ’10 was named the winner of The Dallas Foundation’s eighth annual Good Works Under 40 Award, which honors up-and-coming leaders who are improving the future of Dallas and inspiring their peers to make a difference.
A $15 million gift from the Nancy Ann Hunt Foundation secures the long-term future of the Hunt Leadership Scholars Program, one of the University’s signature scholarship programs attracting academically talented student leaders from throughout the United States to SMU.
As the son of refugees, Kovan Barzani ’17 wanted to make the most of his University experience. While a triple major at SMU, he managed a Texas House campaign, started a program to teach refugees job skills and turned a finance internship into a full-time job.
That’s SMU alumna Whitney Wolfe Herd ’11 on the cover of the Forbes 30 Under 30 issue. Herd founded Bumble, “America’s fastest-growing dating-app company,” just three years after receiving a bachelor’s degree in international studies from SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.
As a postdoctoral fellow, Paul E. Hardin ’82 was the first author on one of the fundamental papers from a body of research on circadian rhythm recognized with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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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.
With some seed funding from student competitions and help from SMU's legal clinics, Iraq war veteran Jason Waller ’18 has launched a company that provides vets with on-the-job training as property insurance adjusters.