Brittany Teal ’07

Brittany Teal was recognized in the “Outstanding Up-and-Comer” category of the D CEO Magazine Corporate Counsel Awards.

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Catherine Elizabeth Gibson Luba ’12 and Colin Alexander Luba ’12

Catherine Elizabeth Gibson Luba and Colin Alexander Luba were married on September 24, 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Ryan Haggerty ’12

Ryan Haggerty has been named to the board of trustees of The Heritage Foundation.

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Virginia DuBose Heckman ’06

Virginia (Ginger) DuBose Heckman has been named to the board of trustees of The Heritage Foundation.

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It’s Not Just Research. It’s Also Personal.

It’s Not Just Research. It’s Also Personal.

Inside Patty Wisian-Neilson’s chemistry lab in Fondren Life Sciences Building, Patricia Nance ’17 checks a beaker filled halfway with a milky polymer as it gyrates on a magnetic stirrer. Everything is going smoothly today, but when she hits a snag in the lab, Nance has a tried-and-true formula for shaking off disappointment and moving forward. “Thinking of my grandmother’s battle with breast cancer reminds me that my research has a real purpose: to benefit the millions of women around the world who might one day find themselves in her situation,” Nance says. “Looking at it from that perspective makes any setbacks seem minor.”

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Hal Brierley Helps Prepare The Next Generation Of Business Leaders

Hal Brierley Helps Prepare The Next Generation Of Business Leaders

Hal Brierley has come a long way from starting a database marketing firm in 1969 in the basement of Dillon Hall at Harvard Business School. Brierley became well known as the only external consultant involved in the launch of American Airlines AAdvantage, the nation’s first frequent traveler program. He grew his firm Epsilon into an industry leader, and then spent 30 years building Brierley + Partners into a global leader in the design and management of customer loyalty programs. A $10 million gift to SMU from Brierley and his wife, Diane, created the Brierley Institute for Customer Engagement in Cox, the nation’s first academic institute devoted to study of the field.

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SMU Law Clinic Gives Fresh Start To Families In Distress

SMU Law Clinic Gives Fresh Start To Families In Distress

SMU’s community clinics open doors to legal services for low-income North Texas residents unable to afford representation. One of the newest among 10 clinical programs and projects offered by the Dedman School of Law, the VanSickle Family Law Clinic launched in January 2016 under the direction of Chante Prox. Prox says it takes a special breed of attorney – part therapist, part legal ninja – to handle the emotional highs and lows involved with family law proceedings. Things get personal as attorneys navigate the choppy legal waters surrounding some of life’s most stressful changes.

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Working Out With SMU Rowing

Working Out With SMU Rowing

While most of us are hitting the snooze button on the alarm, members of the SMU rowing team have already completed a rigorous warm-up routine and are ready to hit the water for a few hours of practice. SMU photographer Hillsman Jackson captures the beauty and athleticism of these dedicated student-athletes as they work out at Dallas’ White Rock Lake.

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SMU Entrepreneurs And Their Cheeky Card Games

SMU Entrepreneurs And Their Cheeky Card Games

What began as a class project has sparked a two-game winning streak for Tim Cassedy, assistant professor of English, and former students Chelsea Grogan ’15, Jenna Peck ’15 and Kate Petsche ’15. They invented Dick: A Card Game Based on the Novel by Herman Melville and Bards Dispense Profanity.

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Mustangs Climb In Rankings

Mustangs Climb In Rankings

The SMU men’s basketball team is ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Mustangs (22-4, 12-1 American Athletic Conference) climbed from No. 25 in the AP Poll and into the Coaches Poll for the first time this season after receiving votes for five straight weeks. SMU beat then-No. 11 Cincinnati 60-51 on February 12 and defeated Tulane, 80-75, on February 15.

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