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NFL’s Kelvin Beachum ’11, ’12 To Talk Sports And Human Rights At SMU On April 7

NFL’s Kelvin Beachum ’11, ’12 To Talk Sports And Human Rights At SMU On April 7

NFL offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum ’11, ’12 will talk about the role sports play in furthering the conversation on American human rights issues during a panel discussion on Thursday, April 7 at 7:15 p.m. in Dallas Hall’s McCord Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. “A Conversation on Sports and Human

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SMU Alumni Among Speakers At Black Excellence In Higher Education Conference On April 1

SMU alumni Kelvin Beachum ’11, ’12, Candice Bledsoe ’07, Tonya Parker ’98 and Michael Waters ’02, ’06, ’12 are among the speakers addressing issues that face African-American college students at an SMU Simmons School conference on April 1.

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SMU Alumnus William C. Roberts, MD, Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From American College of Cardiology

SMU Alumnus William C. Roberts, MD, Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From American College of Cardiology

William C. Roberts, MD, executive director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute (BHVI), has been awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for his contributions to the cardiovascular profession. Roberts earned a degree in English from SMU in 1954, which has served him well as editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Cardiology for 34 years. He has published more than 1,600 peer-reviewed articles and served on the editorial boards of nearly three dozen cardiology publications.

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Black Alumni Of SMU Honor History Makers, Scholarship Recipients

Black Alumni Of SMU Honor History Makers, Scholarship Recipients

Accomplished alumni and outstanding students were honored at the fifth annual Black Excellence Ball held February 27 as part of SMU’s observance of Black History Month. Black Alumni of SMU joined the Association of Black Students (ABS) to present the festive evening that included recognition of the 2016 Black History Makers and Black Alumni Scholarship recipients as well as ABS Legacy Award honorees.

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SMU Alumna Gabriella Draney Zielke ’03: Reinventing The Tech Accelerator

Fast Company profiles start-up accelerator innovator Gabriella Draney Zielke ’03, co-founder and CEO of Dallas-based Tech Wildcatters.

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From Farming Hay To Making The Field: SMU Alum Robert Richardson, Jr. ’04 Makes Third Start At Daytona 500

Robert Richardson, Jr. ’04 is a study in contrasts. While an SMU student, he played football for one season and majored in art. Now he grows hay on his Pilot Point, Texas, ranch and races cars in the Daytona 500. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram profiles Richardson, who started driving at local tracks while attending SMU and made his third start at Daytona on February 21, where he finished 38th.

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SMU Alum Nick Boulle ’11 Finishes Second In Rolex 24 At Daytona

SMU Alum Nick Boulle ’11 Finishes Second In Rolex 24 At Daytona

Race car driver Nick Boulle ’11 knows how to make an impressive debut. Boulle finished in second place in the Prototype Challenge (PC) Class during his first time to compete in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, January 29-31.

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SMU Alumni Discuss Careers In Human Rights On February 18

SMU Alumni Discuss Careers In Human Rights On February 18

Six SMU alumni return to the Hilltop on February 18 to share their stories and discuss the many career paths open to students studying human rights at a career forum sponsored by the Embrey Human Rights Program in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. The event will begin at 7:15 in McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall.

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Knit One, Win One: SMU Alumna Kathryn Arata’s Good Works Bring Good Luck To The Mustangs

Knit One, Win One: SMU Alumna Kathryn Arata’s Good Works Bring Good Luck To The Mustangs

SMU alumna and dedicated Mustangs fan Kathryn Arata ’87, ’91 began knitting prayer shawls for a ministry at her church during SMU basketball games. She did it to keep from biting her nails; now she does it for the good of the team. As she tells The Dallas Morning News, since she’s been knitting, the Mustangs have been winning.

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SMU Dedman School Of Law Recognizes Accomplishments And Service At Distinguished Alumni Gala

SMU Dedman School Of Law Recognizes Accomplishments And Service At Distinguished Alumni Gala

SMU Dedman School of Law honored alumni Jim Baldwin ’86, A. Shonn Brown ’98, Cece Cox ’04, Windle Turley ’65 and honorary alumna Judge Catharina Haynes at its 29th Distinguished Alumni Awards event February 4.

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