Shari LeMonnier ’80

Shari LeMonnier ’80

Shari LeMonnier’s bold and vibrant acrylic paintings will be on exhibit through January 21, 2016 in Valparaiso, Indiana.

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Rick Sirchio ’69

Rick Sirchio has been promoted to regional president/North Texas region by Bank SNB. Sirchio will continue to fill the roles of Dallas market president and manager of healthcare lending.

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Kyle Coleman ’99

Kyle Coleman, a board-certified dermatologist, has opened Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center in New Orleans.

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Baxter Fain ’96

Baxter Fain ’96

Baxter Fain was appointed managing director of JLL’s Denver office. He has more than 20 years of commercial real estate finance experience.

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Historian David McCullough Receives SMU Tower Center Medal Of Freedom

Historian David McCullough Receives SMU Tower Center Medal Of Freedom

David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer often called “America’s greatest historian,” received the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies November 18. The award is given by the Tower Center every two years to an individual or individuals who have contributed to the advancement of democratic ideals and to the security, prosperity and welfare of humanity. Shown at the presentation are (from left) President George W. Bush, David McCullough, First Lady Laura Bush ’68, Penny Tower Cook and SMU Trustee Jeanne Tower Cox ’79.

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Hats Off To SMU’s December Grads!

Hats Off To SMU’s December Grads!

More than 600 students from SMU’s seven schools graduated Saturday, Dec. 19, at the December Commencement Ceremony in Moody Coliseum. Distinguished lawyer Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67, chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, delivered the commencement address.

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SMU Polo Teams Riding High In Club Sports

SMU Polo Teams Riding High In Club Sports

Polo has existed at SMU sporadically throughout the University’s 100-year history. However, it wasn’t until 2009 that the men’s and women’s teams formally registered as club sports with the University, a process that was approved in 2011. In the years since, both teams have combined for three national tournament appearances: The men’s team came within a point of reaching the national finals last year and both are primed for further postseason runs this spring.

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Merry & Bright: Celebration Of Lights 2015

Merry & Bright: Celebration Of Lights 2015

The SMU Student Foundation will present SMU’s premier holiday event, Celebration of Lights, at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 30. If you can’t make it to campus, be sure to catch the magic as it happens via live stream at smu.edu/livestream.

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Cement Your Legacy By December 31

When you make a $100 special gift to the Crain Family Centennial Promenade, you will be recognized with an etched paver and make your permanent mark on the Hilltop. The Centennial Promenade will be dedicated on April 15, 2016, during Founders’ Day Weekend.

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<em>Treasures From The House Of Alba</em> Through January 3

Treasures From The House Of Alba Through January 3

As its 50th anniversary year continues, the Meadows Museum will present Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting, September 11– January 3, 2016. The Alba family is graciously allowing more than 130 works from their private collection to leave Spain for the very first time, including Charles V and the Empress Isabella, c. 1628, by Peter Paul Rubens.

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