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News From Meadows: SMU Alum Molly Beach Murphy ’09 Helms ‘The Sparrow’

News From Meadows: SMU Alum Molly Beach Murphy ’09 Helms ‘The Sparrow’

Just a few weeks ago, Molly Beach Murphy ’09 flew from New York City back to her alma mater to begin rehearsals for her production of The Sparrow, an SMU Division of Theatre mainstage production that takes flight in the Greer Garson Theatre February 26-March 1, 2015.

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SMU Alumnus Ryan Rios ’12: From the Standard Model to Space

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Beyond Smoke And Mirrors With Interior Designer Nina Magon ’01

Award-winning interior designer and TV personality Nina Magon of Houston- and Miami-based Contour Interior Design shares with CultureMap her top five favorite updating tricks she sees staying, returning or just now arriving on the scene. Magon earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from SMU in 2001.

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On Style With SMU Alumna Constance Y. White ’97

On Style With SMU Alumna Constance Y. White ’97

The Charlotte Observer profiles woman of style Constancy Y. White ’97, vice president of public art at the Arts & Science Council that serves the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.

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Fashion Entrepreneur Matt Alexander ’10 Launches Foremost

Matt Alexander, the style entrepreneur behind NEED, a “refined retailer and lifestyle publication for the modern gentleman,” has launched Foremost with small-batch, American-made clothing for men and women.

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SMU Alumna Monique Achu ’02, An Inspiring School And The Fundraiser That Won The Internet

SMU Alumna Monique Achu ’02, An Inspiring School And The Fundraiser That Won The Internet

Monique Achu ’02 spends a lot of time on the phone these days, fielding calls from across the globe. Achu serves as director of programs for Mott Hall Bridges Academy (MHBA) in Brooklyn, New York, the small school inspiring big-hearted support. An online fundraiser to pay for enrichment programs at

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SMU Alumni Invited To Be Part Of Alternative Breaks March 9-15

SMU Alumni Invited To Be Part Of Alternative Breaks March 9-15

SMU alumni are invited to join student, faculty and staff volunteers participating in the University’s Alternative Breaks (AB) program over spring break, March 9-15. The service-learning experience pairs AB teams with established nonprofits to supply hands-on help to those in need. The projects range from cultivating a community garden to

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SMU Alumni’s Journalism Journeys Lead To National Emmy Awards

Broadcast journalists Eva Parks ’03 and Joshua Parr ’11 are used to working behind the scenes, but at the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards Ceremony in September, they stepped into the spotlight as members of award-winning news teams. Parks served as the investigative producer for Driven to Distraction,

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SMU’s Jonathan Norton ’11 And Will Power Collaborate On MLK Play

SMU’s Jonathan Norton ’11 And Will Power Collaborate On MLK Play

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Will A. Courtney ’58 Honored For A Lifetime Of Service

Will A. Courtney ’58 Honored For A Lifetime Of Service

Like many young people in the 1960s, Will A. Courtney ’58 was moved by the challenge issued by President John F. Kennedy at his inauguration in 1961. “When he said, ‘… ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,’ it really

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