Dancer Kelly Zitka ’15 intended to land a job in marketing, but the allure of the stage won out. Perseverance, and a little spontaneity, helped her find her footing in musical theater.
Enjoy this roundup of interesting videos and stories highlighting some of the people and events making news on the Hilltop.
At the all-University Commencement ceremony on May 19, featured speaker Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, challenged members of the Class of 2018 to “make every effort not to live your life in a straight line.” The day was filled with hugs, laughter and pony ears as the new graduates looked back on their four exciting years on the Hilltop and forward to their futures as world changers.
The new Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law and Leadership will enrich the law school curriculum with training in such areas as ethical leadership, business analytics and entrepreneurship.
A new report by University leadership makes 14 bold recommendations for continuing SMU’s ascent by further elevating overall academic quality and bolstering local, national and global impact.
Thanks to your commitment to SMU excellence, Pony Power outpaced the first-year goal and raised more than $57 million to fuel today’s students, faculty and programs. Let’s make an even greater impact in Year Two!
Jasmine Liu ’18 planned a future in the corporate world, but after joining physicist Robert Kehoe’s research team, she was star struck. Fueled by SMU’s high-performance computing power, her work helped reveal a variable star in the Pegasus constellation. Now she sees a future in astrophysics or astronomy.
Three new officers and three new trustees were named during the SMU Board of Trustee’s spring meeting on May 4. The Board also passed a resolution to honor two former members as trustees emeriti.
Holly Jeffcoat, an academic leader in the use of technology in instruction and library services, has been selected as the next dean of SMU Libraries. She will join SMU on August 1.
Cox School of Business honored Distinguished Alumni Clark Hunt ’87 and James M. “Jim” Johnson ’70, ’71 and Outstanding Young Alumni Chris Lowe ’04, ’14 and Jeff Owens ’01, ’02 at its 2018 awards luncheon on May 11.