Marklen Kennedy ’91

Marklen Kennedy ’91

Marklen Kennedy and Carey Lessard-Kennedy are the parents of Greyson Marklen Avedon Kennedy, born April 8, 2014.

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Kenneth Artin ’82

Kenneth Artin ’82

Kenneth Artin, a shareholder in the law firm of Bryant Miller Olive, was sworn in as president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers on September 9.

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Garlyn Schwarzlose Kemp ’07, ’09

Garlyn Schwarzlose Kemp ’07, ’09

Garlyn Schwarzlose married James Kemp on August 8, 2015 in Dallas.

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Kristen Bech Hatton ’94

Kristen Bech Hatton ’94

Kristen Hatton has had her first book, Get Your Story Straight, a teen devotional, published by New Growth Press.

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SMU Alumnus Honors His Father With New Energy Investment Lab

SMU Alumnus Honors His Father With New Energy Investment Lab

SMU alumnus Bryan Sheffield ’01 has honored his father with a generous gift to the University to create the Scott Sheffield Energy Investment Lab. Shown at the dedication of the lab at the Cox School of Business are (from left) SMU President R. Gerald Turner, Scott Sheffield, Kimberley Sheffield, Cary Maguire, Bruce Bullock, Bryan Sheffield ’01, Cox Dean Al Niemi, Kit Sheffield ’04 and his wife, Lisa Bulgakova Sheffield ’16.

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Top Quark: SMU Physicists Calculate New Measurement Of Key Subatomic Particle

Top Quark: SMU Physicists Calculate New Measurement Of Key Subatomic Particle

SMU physicists have achieved a new precise measurement of the top quark, a key subatomic particle. The new value from SMU confirms the validity of recent measurements by other physicists, but it also adds to growing uncertainty about aspects of physics’ Standard Model, particularly testing the strong force theory.

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A. Shonn Brown ’95, ’98

A. Shonn Brown ’95, ’98

A. Shonn Brown, partner with Gruber Hurst Elrod Johnsen Hail and Shank in Dallas, has been named among “Top 20 Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law” by Texas Lawyer magazine.

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State Rep. Rafael Anchia, SMU ’90, To Share Experiences At Alumni Connection Event October 29

State Rep. Rafael Anchia, SMU ’90, To Share Experiences At Alumni Connection Event October 29

State Rep. Rafael Anchia ’90 will discuss the impact of the “world-class liberal arts education” he received at SMU on his successful career in law and politics at a program presented by Dedman College and SMU Alumni Relations on Thursday, October 29. The program is free and open to the public.

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Rain Or Shine, Enjoy A Fun-filled Family Weekend!

Performances by the Meadows Symphony Orchestra, the 40th annual talent show, the SMU vs. Tulsa football game and many more fun events are planned for SMU Family Weekend, October 30-November 1.

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News From Meadows: SMU Alumnus Mark Falkin ’93, <em>Contract City</em> Author, Says ‘Write From The Heart’

News From Meadows: SMU Alumnus Mark Falkin ’93, Contract City Author, Says ‘Write From The Heart’

Lawyer-turned-literary agent Mark Falkin ’93 has earned rave reviews for his YA novel Contract City, now being developed for TV and the big screen. Falkin, who received a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Meadows School of the Arts, offers advice to would-be writers and reflects on the power of the creative community in an interview with Meadows News. He says, “I became a more creative person by osmosis by simply being in the Meadows School for four years.”

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