Whitney Nichols Hansen ’08 And Stephen Hansen ’13

Whitney Nichols Hansen ’08 And Stephen Hansen ’13

Whitney Nichols Hansen and Stephen Hansen are the parents of Harper Elizabeth Hansen, born April 7, 2016.

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Winston (Wink) Clark ’68

Winston (Wink) Clark ’68

Winston (Wink) Clark was voted the 2015-16 Outstanding Male Teacher of the Year by students at Bushland High School, Bushland, Texas.

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Jenna Reekie ’11

Jenna Reekie has joined the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight LLP as an associate in the real estate and banking practice group.

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High-tech And Hands-on: Cancer Research At SMU

Each semester, SMU biology professors Pia Vogel and John Wise welcome a handful of dedicated and curious SMU undergraduates, as well as Dallas-area high school students, for hands-on experience working on cancer research in their combined SMU Department of Biological Sciences laboratories. The researchers and students are working to find ways to treat cancer patients whose cancer has either returned after initial chemotherapy or was initially hard to treat using chemotherapeutics. The research is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.

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Par For The Course: Mixing Fun And Learning At Fondren Library

A nine-hole mini golf course was set up in the newly renovated areas of Fondren Library August 30, providing students with a fun way to learn about the recently completed spaces for studying, collaborating and relaxing. The course included Fondren Foundation Centennial Reading Room, the Prothro Learning Commons, Starbucks, the Collaborative Commons, the fourth floor study and lounge area and other places for students to get to know in Fondren.

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Alumni Welcome The Class Of 2020 At Opening Convocation

Alumni Welcome The Class Of 2020 At Opening Convocation

Rotunda Passage and Opening Convocation hold a special place in the hearts of alumni parents, grandparents and other relatives as the next generation joins the Mustang fold. Many graduates volunteer to serve as Alumni Marshals during this milestone event. Donning ceremonial regalia, the alumni line the Convocation path, welcoming students as they take their initial steps toward intellectual and personal growth at SMU.

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#SMU2020: Scenes From Camp Corral

At Camp Corral, members of the Class of 2020 had the opportunity to interact with each other and established students while learning about the SMU community. Highlights included the games, discussions and icebreaker activities. Camp Corral wrapped up back on campus August19, at Ford Stadium with a candlelight ceremony.

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Mustang Corral 2016: SMU First-year Students Discover Dallas

SMU first-year students fanned out across the Dallas area to see the sights and get acquainted with their new city – and each other – during the Discover Dallas experience on August 18, part of Mustang Corral 2016. Other events planned for them during this action-packed week before classes include Camp Corral, an off-campus retreat, Common Reading discussions and Opening Convocation. On Monday, August 22, their real SMU experience begins with their first classes.

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SMU’s Mustang Corral: Best Road Trip Ever For Marielle ’10 & Alex McGregor ’10

SMU’s Mustang Corral: Best Road Trip Ever For Marielle ’10 & Alex McGregor ’10

A bus ride with a group of strangers isn’t the most promising start for a great romance, but it turned out to be the right place at the right time for Marielle Perrault McGregor ’10 and her husband, Alex McGregor ’10. As first-year students in 2006, they started chatting on the trip to Mustang Corral. A few weeks later, they officially started dating. They married in 2012. “We’ve been a couple now for 10 years,” notes Marielle, “and it’s amazing to think that it all began on a bus ride.”

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SMU Alumna Truett Adams ’12 On The Artistry Of Being A Ringling Bros. Clown

When SMU alumna Truett Adams ’12 was working toward her bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, one of her professors noticed her talent as a movement artist. As she tells it, he looked her in straight in the eye and told her she should run away and join the circus. She didn’t run away, but she did join the circus. The Dallas Observer profiled Truett, part of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s latest show, Circus Xtreme, which performs in Fort Worth through August 21.

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