Jim Burnham ’68

Jim Burnham, CEO at the Law Offices of Jim Burnham, was selected for inclusion in The Dallas 500, a D Magazine publication of Dallas-Fort Worth’s 500 most powerful business leaders.

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James O’Mara ’89

James O’Mara ’89

James O’Mara, a surgeon with Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, was named 2016 Mississippi Sports Medicine Person of the Year.

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SMU Needs Your Time, Talent And Energy. Volunteer Today!

Whether it’s sharing professional expertise, hosting a gathering for area Mustangs or encouraging prospective students to enroll, SMU volunteers not only energize connections across campus but also extend the University’s legacy of success. Find out what SMU alumni have to say about how and why they represent their alma mater in their communities.

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SMU’s Jackie Galloway Plans To Kick Her Way To Olympic Gold

A mild-mannered student in the classroom and a world-class taekwondo expert in the ring, SMU sophomore engineering student Jackie Galloway will represent Team USA at the Rio Olympics. Three SMU alumni also will be competing in various swimming events for their native countries: Julian Fletcher ’13, Bermuda; Rachel Nicol ’15, Canada; and Nina Rangelova ’15, Bulgaria.

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Celebrating NBA History With SMU Alum Trent Redden ’06, Cleveland Cavaliers Assistant GM

Celebrating NBA History With SMU Alum Trent Redden ’06, Cleveland Cavaliers Assistant GM

What’s it like to be at the center of 1.3 million ecstatic fans? SMU alumnus Trent Redden, assistant general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was with the team in a parade on June 22 celebrating the Cav’s history-making National Basketball Association (NBA) championship. “The outpouring of love for the team has been amazing,” he says. Now in his 10th year with the NBA, Redden is living the dream that started at SMU.

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SMU Alumna Elizabeth Holzhall Richard ’81, ’84, New U.S. Ambassador To Lebanon

Elizabeth Holzhall Richard credits one of her Dedman School of Law professors with urging her to take the Foreign Service exam, the first step in her long and lauded career in the United States diplomatic corps. In her 30 years of service, she has held posts in some of the world’s hot spots, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. She grew up in Hammond, Indiana, and was interviewed by the Northwest Indiana Times for a story published on June 21.

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SMU Alumnus Craig Lucie ’04 Wins Best News Anchor Emmy Award

SMU Alumnus Craig Lucie ’04 Wins Best News Anchor Emmy Award

Craig Lucie won an Emmy Award as the best on-camera news anchor at the Southeast Emmy Awards gala in Atlanta on June 11. He anchors Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m. on WSB-TV in Atlanta. This is the latest award for the journalist who has covered Gov. Rick Perry in Austin, the most active hurricane season on record in Corpus Christi, Texas, and the Casey Anthony case in Orlando, Florida. He recently returned to Orlando to report on the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting on June 12.

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Pony Up! Mustangs Repeat As CSCAA Scholar All-America Squads

The SMU men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs completed the year with their second College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) honor of the season. Both the men’s and women’s programs were named All-America teams following the fall semester.

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Chicago Honors SMU Alum Lance Thompson ’01 For Navy Service

SMU alumnus Lance Thompson ’01 has known since high school that he would pursue a career in the Navy. Recently promoted to captain, he just completed three years as commander of the USS Chicago nuclear submarine, based in Guam. To honor his service, the Chicago City Council declared “Commander Lance Thompson Day” on May 27.

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Ashley Bruckbauer ’09

Ashley Bruckbauer has been awarded a prestigious summer internship for emerging professionals at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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