alum news
Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Read more
Erin Eidenshink: A Mustang In Mongolia

Erin Eidenshink: A Mustang In Mongolia

Erin Eidenshink ’09 got her first taste of living abroad while conducting research as an SMU undergraduate. Now she calls Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, home. As an SMU sophomore, Eidenshink received a Richter International Fellowship to spend eight weeks in Cochabamba, Bolivia’s third-largest city, researching gender roles and how they affect economic

Read more
SMU Journalism Graduate Earns Rising Star Award

SMU Journalism Graduate Earns Rising Star Award

Nima Kapadia ’08, ’10, ’13 put all three of her degrees from SMU to work as a journalism teacher at South Garland High School, earning a 2014 Rising Star Award from the Journalism Education Association. The award recognizes teachers with one to five years of journalism teaching and/or advising experience

Read more

Alumni To Participate In Boomtown Boulder Demo Day June 27

SMU alumni Shaun Moore ’10 and Nezare Chafni ’10 were chosen as part of the first six-team class of Boomtown Boulder, a startup accelerator based in Boulder, Colorado. Moore and Chafni will present Chui, their “socially intelligent” doorbell, to potential backers and media from across the country during the Boomtown

Read more
Young Alum Aims High, Thanks To Professor’s Push

Young Alum Aims High, Thanks To Professor’s Push

Derek Hubbard ’12 did not have to venture far from the Hilltop to launch his dream career. Hubbard serves as the communications and public relations manager for Dallas HD Films, a local production company, and co-executive producer of “Inside Entertainment,” a weekly TV show about pop culture in the Lone

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more
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

Read more
‘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

Read more
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

Read more