alum news

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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Stephen Tobolowsky Pens ‘Dangerous’ Stories

Actor and author Stephen Tobolowsky ’73, visited campus recently to promote his book The Dangerous Animal Club at a program presented by Friends of the SMU Libraries.

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An Investor’s Perspective Of Wall Street

John Phelan ’86, co-founder and co-managing partner of MSD Capital, L.P., offered his insights about Wall Street and the financial crisis at the first Gartner Honors Lecture of the academic year September 10.

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Mustangs Meet In The City Of Angels

SMU alumni, parents and friends gathered in Los Angeles October 11 to hear the latest campus news and a pre-election survey of the political landscape.

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Alumna Edits Peace Corps Collection

Jane Albritton ’67, ’71, a Peace Corps volunteer in India (1967-69), spent several years collecting essays from fellow returned volunteers about their service overseas to mark the 50th anniversary of the organization’s accomplishments.

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Military field training brings Mustang physicians together

Cmdr. Stephen Burgher ’85, Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Delk ’93 and Lt. Jason Park, who attended SMU in 1994-96, trained with the Marines of the 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group.

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