Raylan Loggins ’76

Raylan Loggins graduated from Harvard University with a master of liberal arts degree in management.

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Craig C. Hill Named Dean Of SMU’s Perkins School Of Theology

Craig C. Hill Named Dean Of SMU’s Perkins School Of Theology

Craig C. Hill, a Duke University leader in theological education with strengths in practice, research and church relations, has been appointed the new dean of Perkins School of Theology, effective July 1, 2016. Since 2010 Hill has served as executive director of the Doctor of Ministry and Master of Christian Practice programs at Duke, as well as research professor of theological pedagogy.

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We’re No. 1! SMU Cheer Captures National Title

The SMU Cheer Squad had plenty to cheer about after winning first place at the NCA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida – the first time the team has captured the national championship. SMU Pom also took home a trophy, placing third in Pom Division I.

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Watch: Sophomore Diana Cates’ Inspirational SMU Story

Sophomore Diana Cates ’18 delivered an eloquent tribute to all those who supported The Second Century Campaign at the campaign finale April 22. “… With their help, I’m pursuing a dream I wasn’t sure I would realize,” she said. After high school, Cates served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, attaining the rank of sergeant. When she returned home, she had decided on a career in world affairs, but wasn’t sure how to attain that goal. “One day I saw a billboard that changed my life. It said, ‘World Changers Shaped Here’, and within a week, I was talking to an admission counselor,” she recalled. She is now a Tower Scholar majoring in international studies and world languages, with an eye toward a future in national security and foreign policy.

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Alumni Honoring Favorite Professor Through Cecil Smith Scholarship Fund

In 1974, Professor Cecil Smith challenged his engineering students to build a concrete canoe and enter it in a national contest. “We did it, but we didn’t do so well,” recalls Bill Hanks ’75. “It was truly a huge pain to build, but Dr. Smith knew we could finish, and we wanted to prove him right. He was the leader of the project for years at SMU and students always followed him.” When Smith died at age 90 last May, Hanks and other SMU engineering alumni joined forces to complete another goal: to raise $100,000 to establish the Professor Cecil H. Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund in the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering.

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Report From Ecuador: SMU Alumna Lisa Walters ’14 Grateful For Post-earthquake Support

Report From Ecuador: SMU Alumna Lisa Walters ’14 Grateful For Post-earthquake Support

Everything Lisa Walters ’14 learned from earning SMU degrees in human rights and Spanish is being put to the ultimate test in Ecuador. She was about to board a plane back to her home Ecuador Saturday, April 16, when she learned the South American country had been struck by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. She’s now back at her home in Imbabura province and has joined relief efforts. Read more and find out how you can help relief efforts in Ecuador.

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Joshua Sepkowitz ’02

Joshua Sepkowitz and wife Jessica welcomed their daughter, Catherine Rose, on November 12, 2015.

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Clayton Oliphint ’88, ’96 And Mary Brooke Casad ’77

Clayton Oliphint ’88, ’96 And Mary Brooke Casad ’77

Alumni siblings Clayton Oliphint ’88, ’96 and Mary Brooke Casad ’77 are co-authors of The Basics, a new Bible study series that focuses on Christian identity, practice and service.

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SMU Alum Christopher Godfrey’s Bloodbuy Wins First  Health Acceleration Challenge At Harvard

SMU Alum Christopher Godfrey’s Bloodbuy Wins First Health Acceleration Challenge At Harvard

Bloodbuy, the Dallas-based company founded by SMU alumnus Christopher Godfrey ’05, has been named the winner of the first Harvard Business School-Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge. Bloodbuy’s technology connects hospitals and blood centers nationwide to ensure the efficient flow of lifesaving blood products to patients in need.

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Scenes From SMU’s Fondren Library Celebration

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