Jordan Carter ’08

Jordan Carter, who serves on the Cox School of Business Alumni Board, earned his MBA from The Wharton School, the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, in 2016.

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Phillip Virden ’73

Phillip Virden was named a “Community Hero” for Lake City, Colorado, by the Go to Guide.

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Theodore (Ted) Kolman ’90

Theodore (Ted) Kolman, CMI, serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Merit Advisors, LLC, in Gainesville, Texas.

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SMU’s Avery Acker ’15 Nominated For NCAA Woman Of The Year

Volleyball standout Avery Acker has been named the American Athletic Conference nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Acker, who graduated from SMU in December, led the NCAA in assists per set while directing the Mustangs to the conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She graduated summa cum laude with a 3.941 grade-point average as an accounting major with minors in chemistry and biological sciences. She begins medical school in Houston in August.

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SMU Athletics Reveals Future Facilities Projects

SMU Athletics Reveals Future Facilities Projects

SMU recently announced plans to construct a new Indoor Performance Center, an outdoor natural grass football practice field and a new soccer stadium, another sign of the University’s commitment to competing at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. These plans come on the heels of amazing success during SMU’s Second Century Campaign, when SMU Athletics secured more than $191 million in gift commitments, and after 18 months of careful planning and design.

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AARO Scavenger Hunt: First-Year Mustangs Go!

Incoming SMU students get their first taste of life on the Hilltop during AARO sessions held during the summer. Among the highlights of this two-day orientation is the friendly and frenetic scavenger hunt at SMU’s Dedman Fitness Center. Ready, set, go Mustangs!

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First Men’s Basketball Season Under Coach Tim Jankovich Opens 11/11

First Men’s Basketball Season Under Coach Tim Jankovich Opens 11/11

Tim Jankovich, who has spent the last four seasons as associate head coach and head-coach-in-waiting on the Hilltop, has been named head coach of the SMU men’s basketball program. Jankovich, a veteran of 33 seasons as a coach, takes the reins after the resignation of Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown.

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Ashley Mason ’99

Ashley Mason ’99

Ashley Mason, vice president, employee benefits, has been named an employee shareholder with Holmes Murphy insurance brokerage.

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Randy Laser ’84

Randy Laser is vice president of airline strategy at AirFacts, Inc.

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Alicia Booker ’05, ’13

Alicia Booker ’05, ’13

Alicia Booker, a Ph.D. candidate at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was selected to receive the James O. Elmore Scholarship. Her dissertation and research focus on the study of conflict analysis in corporate and academic settings.

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