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Mustang Memories: Alumnus Recalls Grandfather’s Leap of Faith

Charlie Wilkinson had only a sixth-grade education, but the East Texas farmer shared the vision for a great new center of higher learning with academics Robert Stewart Hyer and Hiram Boaz. Wilkinson, who observed his 29th birthday April 15, 1911, was among those who provided financial support to help The United

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GALLOP, Military Group Organize

Two new affinity groups for SMU alumni with close connections beyond their alma mater became active this fall: SMU GALLOP (Gay and Lesbian League of Persons) GALLOP exists to encourage and foster an academic environment that supports the role of Mustangs – past, present and future – who identify themselves

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A Memoir From A Master Storyteller

Marshall Terry ’53, ’54 offers “an affectionate and clear-eyed narrative” of his more than 50-year relationship with SMU in his new memoir, Loving U.

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Savoring Centennial Hall Exhibits

Members of the Dallas Hall Society toured the Centennial Hall exhibits, which include a historical timeline, interactive features and videos.

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Service With A Smile

Judith Banes ’69, ’78 retired as director of Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports in September, but she may be best known as Peruna’s unofficial godmother.

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Red (And Blue) Letter Weekend

More than 400 former athletes, their families and other supporters of Mustang sports attended the SMU Lettermen’s Annual Reunion September 9-10.

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Warming Up For The Iron Skillet

Alumni gathered for pre-game festivities before the SMU-TCU Battle for the Iron Skillet. The Mustangs won the 76th Iron Skillet in a 40-33 overtime victory.

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Dedman Research In The Spotlight

Dean William Tsutsui offered a revealing look at Dedman College in his talk “Research: The Sexy Side of Dedman” at the Young Alumni Professional Breakfast September 13.

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We Fried The Frogs!

Matthew Adamic ’01 and Katie Wright ’07 flank human Peruna at the Young Alumni Fry The Frogs happy hour September 13. The Mustangs not only captured the Iron Skillet in the annual gridiron battle October 1, but SMU alumni “fried the frogs” by besting their TCU peers in an annual giving

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Mustang Memories: Tracing A Family’s Deep Hilltop Roots

I’m a graduate of SMU (1940) but the exciting part of the Centennial celebration is that my mother, Ilma Beaver, and her brother, Ralph, were both students the first year this wonderful university opened. Ilma was in what was, I suppose, the School of Music, and Ralph was a real

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