Jon W. Danklefs ’02

Jon W. Danklefs ’02

Jon W. Danklefs, PMBA ’02, and Hilary Danklefs are the parents of Wesley Pierce Danklefs, born February 10, 2015

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SMU Chemist Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Award

SMU Chemist Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Award

SMU chemist Nicolay (Nick) Tsarevsky has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, expected to total $650,000 over five years, to fund his research into new methods of creating polymers whose uses range from fluorescent materials to drug carriers, to everyday technologies.

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Lyle School’s Delores Etter Named To ‘100 Inspiring Women In STEM’

Lyle School’s Delores Etter Named To ‘100 Inspiring Women In STEM’

Delores Etter, founding director of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, has been named to receive INSIGHT Into Diversity’s “100 Inspiring Women In STEM” award. The award is presented by the magazine as a tribute to 100 women whose work and achievements not only encourage others in their individual STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, but also inspire a new generation of young women to consider STEM careers.

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News From Lyle: SMU And Raytheon Become Strategic Partners In Cyber Research

News From Lyle: SMU And Raytheon Become Strategic Partners In Cyber Research

Raytheon Company has named SMU as a strategic partner in cyber research based on the company’s collaborative efforts with the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. The strategic partnership includes joint research projects in cyber security, Raytheon internships for SMU students and strategic education initiatives benefiting both the University and the company.

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Venture Commercial Endows Undergraduate Real Estate Award In Cox

Venture Commercial Endows Undergraduate Real Estate Award In Cox

Venture Commercial Real Estate today announced it has endowed the creation of the Venture Commercial Undergraduate Real Estate Award through the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation to support Southern Methodist University undergraduate students at the Cox School of Business for at least the next 20 years. Each year, this endowed fund will award $2,000 to a deserving undergraduate student studying real estate or a related field.

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Applause! Golfer Bryson DeChambeau ’16 Wins U.S. Amateur Title

Applause! Golfer Bryson DeChambeau ’16 Wins U.S. Amateur Title

SMU’s Bryson DeChambeau won the 115th U.S. Amateur Championship, joining Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Ryan Moore, as the only golfers to win the NCAA Individual Championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year.

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Daylin Hash ’14

Daylin Hash ’14

Daylin Hash has been promoted to Texas Regional President by Landmark Bank. In this newly created role, Hash will be working closely with Landmark Banks in Oklahoma and Texas.

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‘Rainstorm Led To Brainstorm’ For SMU Alum Tyler Nelson ’14

‘Rainstorm Led To Brainstorm’ For SMU Alum Tyler Nelson ’14

Tyler Nelson ’14 began working on the design for an inflatable bike rack while a rain-drenched geology major at SMU. During the annual Innovation Competition conducted by the Lyle School of Engineering, the young entrepreneur’s prototype garnered the attention of fellow Mustang Joel Fontenot, a managing partner for Trailblazer Capital, a Dallas-based venture capital firm. The Dallas Morning News profiles Nelson, whose TrunkMonkey will begin shipping this month.

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News From Meadows: Vincent Gover ’14 Wins Composition Competition

News From Meadows: Vincent Gover ’14 Wins Composition Competition

Vincent Gover ’14, a master’s student in the music composition program at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, won first place in the American Modern Ensemble (AME) Ninth Annual Composition Competition. Gover won in the Tier 1 (young artist, ages 22 and under) category for his seven-and-a-half-minute long composition Brook’s Release.

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SMU Alumni Among Young Actors Embracing ‘Do-It-Yourself Attitude’

SMU alumna Lauren Smart ’11, the Dallas Observer’s arts and culture editor, writes that the “theater landscape in Dallas is ablaze with young talent sporting a do-it-yourself attitude.” She highlights recent innovative projects by Katherine Bourne ’12, Josh Kumler ’14, Chris McCreary ’11 and Alia Tavakolian ’12 as proof that great theater is thriving in some surprising venues.

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