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SMU Connection: Alumni Expertise Goes To Work For Students

SMU Connection, a new partnership between the Office of Alumni Relations and Engagement and SMU’s Hegi Family Career Development Center, links alumni mentors with University undergraduates.

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‘SMU Stampede Of Service’ Assists Communities

A total of 313 alumni in 15 cities from coast to coast signed up to assist food banks, animal shelters, meals on wheels programs and other nonprofit organizations during the “SMU Stampede of Service.”

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Alumni Relations Gets New Leadership

Marianne Piepenburg ’81, a key member of SMU’s Development and External Affairs (DEA) leadership team, was appointed assistant vice president for Alumni and Constituent Giving and executive director for Alumni Relations in September by Brad E. Cheves, vice president for DEA.

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Precious Ponies: A Look At Some Future Mustangs

Check out the first edition of Precious Ponies, a new showcase in SMU Magazine for your future Mustangs.

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Honoring Distinguished Alumni And History Makers

Philanthropic leader Jeanne Tower Cox ’78, former University Park Mayor James H. “Blackie” Holmes III ’57, ’59, and entrepreneur Paul B. Loyd, Jr. ’68 received 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards October 25. In addition, medical physicist Alonso N. Gutiérrez ’03 received the University’s Emerging Leader Award.

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Trustee Michael M. Boone Receives Folsom Leadership Award

Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 received the Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award from the Methodist Health System Foundation October 30 for his accomplishments in making a lasting, positive change in the Dallas community and inspiring others to follow.

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Mustang Memories: James V. Lyles, Breaking The Color Barrier

The Rev. James V. Lyles and four fellow students in Perkins School of Theology made history in 1955 as the first African Americans to graduate from SMU. The events leading up to the milestone were detailed in “Breaking the Color Bar,” published in the spring issue of Legacies, A Historical

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Cruising Through The Centennial In Style

Fleetwood Hicks ’85, founder and owner of Villy Custom LLC, created limited-edition SMU Centennial Cruiser bicycles to celebrate the University’s second century.

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Alumni Reveal Their Formulas For Effecting Change

Four entrepreneurial alumni talked about how their University education helped shape their futures during TEDxSMU Hilltop September 21.

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Alumnus Represents India On The Global Stage

S. M. Krishna ’59, India’s Minister of External Affairs, spoke at SMU October 3 as part of the Carrington Endowed Lecture series sponsored by Dedman School of Law.

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