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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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National Community Service Day: Mustangs Make A Difference

SMU alumni in 11 chapters from coast to coast put pony power to work for good causes during the first annual National Community Service Day October 29. A total of 245 participants helped nonprofits and other organizations.

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Celebrating Where It All Began

The six-decade romance of James H. and Mickey Cates Abbott began like a Hollywood movie. “I spotted her from across the rotunda in Dallas Hall,” James says. “She had an art class on the east side, and I was walking from class on the west side. After that, I made

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SMU Alumni Lead A Sports Marketing Stampede

Six Mustangs lead sports marketing efforts in Dallas for hawkeye, a multichannel customer development marketing agency with offices in the United States and abroad. The SMU alumni work with such clients as Gatorade, Gore, Michelob ULTRA, the NCAA and The North Face. They also connect companies in unrelated fields, including

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Mustangs In The Military: Tommy Phillips ’09

Ensign Tommy Phillips ’09 returns stateside after deployment in the Middle East.

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