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Young Alumni Find Success In Texas Oil Fields

EXCERPT SMU alumni Mark Hiduke ’09, Wood Brookshire ’05, ’11 and Kimberly Lacher ’05 were featured in the following article about a new generation of entrepreneurs finding success in the Texas oil fields, published by Bloomberg May 20, 2014. Millennials Spurning Silicon Valley for Dallas Oil Patch By Isaac Arnsdorf

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Join The Stampede! Make A Difference By May 31

Approximately 11,000 Mustang alumni have made their marks on the future of SMU with gifts to The Second Century Campaign. That support’s extraordinary impact is apparent across the campus in dedicated faculty, accomplished students and world-class facilities. These achievements are points of pride for the alumni community, says Taylor Martin

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Bobby B. Lyle ’67 To Receive 2014 Folsom Leadership Award Recipient

Bobby B. Lyle ’67 To Receive 2014 Folsom Leadership Award Recipient

Methodist Health System Foundation has named Bobby B. Lyle ’67 the 2014 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose demonstrated excellence in community leadership emulate the achievements of former Dallas Mayor Robert S. Folsom for whom the award is named. In the award

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‘Cosmetic Chemist’ Gavanne Davis Thinks Big

‘Cosmetic Chemist’ Gavanne Davis Thinks Big

SMU alumna Gavanne Davis has big hair, a big attitude and a big dream. The 5-foot-1 force of nature has created a successful career that combines her chemistry expertise and love of the beauty industry. “SMU gave me confidence to follow my dreams,” says Davis, who earned a bachelor’s degree

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Peter A. Lodwick Selected Alumni Board Chair-Elect

Peter A. Lodwick Selected Alumni Board Chair-Elect

Peter A. Lodwick ’77, ’80 has been selected chair-elect of the SMU Alumni Board for 2014. He will assume the role of chair in 2015-2017 when current chair Leslie Melson ’77 completes her term of office. Lodwick received a J.D., cum laude, from SMU’s Dedman School of Law and a

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Alumnus Makes History With Concurrent Exhibitions

Alumnus Makes History With Concurrent Exhibitions

Artist David Bates ’75, ’78 made history this spring with the first-ever collaborative exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Spanning Bates’ 40-year career, more than 90 artworks were included in the three-month exhibitions. The Modern displayed his paintings, and the

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Civic Leader Gail Thomas Receives Ethics Award

Civic Leader Gail Thomas Receives Ethics Award

Gail Griffin Thomas ’58, president and CEO of the Trinity Trust Foundation and a champion of urban transformation, received the 2014 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility March 19. “Gail has blazed trails for our city, questioned complacency and also

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Tom Sheahan: Volunteering And Reconnecting With ‘Home’

Tom Sheahan: Volunteering And Reconnecting With ‘Home’

Tom Sheahan ’87 has lived overseas and now calls San Francisco home. Regardless of where he lands, this globe-trekking Mustang will always call the Hilltop “home.” “I truly cherish the friendships I made at SMU,” he says. “They have been a source of strength and humor through the trials and

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Perkins Honors Karen Greenwaldt As Distinguished Alumna

Perkins Honors Karen Greenwaldt As Distinguished Alumna

The Rev. Karen Greenwaldt, general secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship from 2001–2013, received the 2014 Perkins School of Theology Distinguished Alumna Award February 3. The award was presented as part of Perkins’ annual Ministers Week, which draws scholars from across the country for lectures and workshop

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Golden Mustangs Reunion, Inside SMU, Family Activities And More Draw Alumni To Campus For Founders’ Day Weekend

SMU’s Golden Mustangs Reunion and Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU, a new performance program hosted by the SMU Alumni Board, are among special activities planned for Founders’ Day Weekend April 10-13. Alumni from the classes of 1963 and earlier will launch the celebratory weekend on Thursday, April 10, with the annual Golden Mustangs

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