Lone Star Dance Luminaries Share SMU Meadows Training

Writing in the September 22, 2016, issue of Arts+Culture Texas magazine, Nichelle Suzanne profiles contemporary dance luminaries Jennifer Mabus ’93, Lydia Hance ’06, Alex Karigan Farrior ’07, Albert Drake ’15 and Joshua L. Peugh ’06. “As diverse as the dance artists who have emerged from SMU’s Division of Dance and infiltrated contemporary dance in Texas are, they are allied by the high standard of excellence demanded at Meadows.”

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SMU’s New Dr. Bob Smith Health Center

SMU’s new 33,000-square-foot Dr. Bob Smith Health Center provides comprehensive medical care to the University’s 11,000 students. The two-story building, completed over the summer, is home to medical and counseling services, a full-service pharmacy and SMU’s health education program.

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SMU Climbs In U.S. News’ Best Colleges Rankings

SMU rose to its highest ranking among the nation’s universities in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, released online today. Among 220 institutions classified as national universities, SMU ranks 56, up from 61 a year ago. The new ranking again places SMU in the first tier of institutions in the guide’s “best national universities” category.

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SMU To Gain First U.S. Academic Institute For Educating Customer Engagement Leaders

SMU To Gain First U.S. Academic Institute For Educating Customer Engagement Leaders

The nation’s first academic institute devoted to the study of customer engagement will be based at SMU’s Cox School of Business thanks to a $10 million gift from Diane and Harold (Hal) Brierley. A pioneer in database marketing and customer loyalty programs, Hal Brierley is perhaps best known as the only consultant for the launch of American Airlines’ AAdvantage program, the nation’s first frequent traveler program.

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Seven New Members Elected To SMU’s Board Of Trustees

Seven new members were elected to SMU’s Board of Trustees in July during the quadrennial meeting of the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. They will begin their four-year terms at the September 15-16 meeting of the Board of Trustees, along with 31 trustees re-elected to four-year terms.

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Catalina Aguirre Simmonds ’07, ’09 And Zac Simmonds ’05

Catalina Aguirre Simmonds and Zac Simmonds welcomed twins Ford Michael and Sloane Katherine on January 15, 2015.

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Greg Hill ’93, ’97

Greg Hill has been awarded a 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award, K-12, from the National Council for Geographic Education.

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Lauren Roberson Cangemi ’04

Lauren Roberson Cangemi ’04

Lauren Cangemi and Peter Cangemi welcomed twin girls – Madison Grace and Evelyn Jean – on May 31, 2016.

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Robert (Bob) Kilgore ’79, ’82

Robert (Bob) Kilgore ’79, ’82

Bob Kilgore has been honored by Texas Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor & Employment Law (Management).

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Len Bourland ’81

Len Bourland has published a humorous memoir, Normal’s Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine, based on many of her award-winning newspaper columns.

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