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Remembering Jess T. Hay ’53, ’55

Remembering Jess T. Hay ’53, ’55

Former SMU Board of Trustee member and alumnus Jess Thomas Hay died April 13. He was 84. He earned a B.B.A. in 1953 and J.D. in 1955 from SMU. “Jess Hay served on SMU’s Board of Trustees during critical years of the University’s growth,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner.

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Raytheon Superstar Volunteer: SMU Alumnus Paul Krier ’11

Raytheon Superstar Volunteer: SMU Alumnus Paul Krier ’11

Paul Krier, a Raytheon cybersecurity expert, is one of five “Superstar Volunteers” the company is honoring for service to military veterans or education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Krier earned a master’s degree in security engineering from SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering in 2011. He is the company liaison and advisor to SMU students competing in Raytheon’s National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

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SMU Alumna Kit Sawers Named United Way’s Chief Development Officer

SMU Alumna Kit Sawers Named United Way’s Chief Development Officer

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD) has named Kit Sawers, former CEO of Fay+Sawers Productions, as the organization’s new chief development officer.

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SMU Alums Lauren Heffern ’06 And Naina Hotchkiss ’06 Launch 1975

SMU Alums Lauren Heffern ’06 And Naina Hotchkiss ’06 Launch 1975

Culture Map/Dallas catches up with friends Lauren Heffern ’06 And Naina Hotchkiss ’06, the stylish duo behind 1979, their new online shop.

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SMU Alumna Ashlee Kleinert Helps Stop Human Trafficking Operation

SMU Alumna Ashlee Kleinert Helps Stop Human Trafficking Operation

When SMU alumna Ashlee Hunt Kleinert noticed suspicious activity in the office park where she has a business, she alerted police. Her proactive response enabled law enforcement to shut down a human trafficking operation. Kleinert is active in New Friends New Life, which provides support for victims of sex trafficking.

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SMU Alumnus Shares His Never-Published Photos Of The Selma-to-Montgomery March In 1965

SMU Alumnus Shares His Never-Published Photos Of The Selma-to-Montgomery March In 1965

SMU alumnus Loy Williams ’63, ’66 talks about the 22 never-published images he took as a participant in the historic Selma-to-Montgomery march for civil rights on March 25, 1965.

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SMU Alum Joshua Peugh ’06 Creates New Work For Meadows Spring Dance Concert

SMU Alum Joshua Peugh ’06 Creates New Work For Meadows Spring Dance Concert

Choreographer Joshua Peugh ’06 talks with Art & Seek about his new work, The Hi Betty Cha-Cha, which he created for SMU’s Spring Dance Concert at Meadows School of the Arts. Peugh was selected as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2015.

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SMU Dedman School Of Law Presents 28th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

SMU Dedman School Of Law Presents 28th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

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‘Come And See’: SMU’s Perkins School of Theology Alumni Share Their Stories

‘Come And See’: SMU’s Perkins School of Theology Alumni Share Their Stories

Alumni Dodee Frost Crockett ’03, Barbara Lords Watkins ’14 and Charles O. Barker ’14 share their experiences as graduate students in the Master of Theological Studies program at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology.

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The (Re)volution Of Artist Kevin Todora ’09

The (Re)volution Of Artist Kevin Todora ’09

D magazine profiles prolific artist-about-town Kevin Todora ’09, who earned his MFA from Meadows School of the Arts.

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