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Distinguished Alumni, Emerging Leader And History Makers Honored

Distinguished Alumni, Emerging Leader And History Makers Honored

See video highlights from the ceremony honoring 2014 recipients of Distinguished Alumni, Emerging Leader and Centennial History Makers awards.

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Brian Baumgartner ’95 Shares Laughs And Serious Moments At Meadows

Brian Baumgartner ’95 Shares Laughs And Serious Moments At Meadows

SMU alumnus Brian Baumgartner ’95 – a.k.a. Kevin Malone from the hit series “The Office” – brightened up the cool and cloudy afternoon during his stop at Meadows School of the Arts for a conference hour with students November 14. > Brian’s Back: Mustang Minute! Video As expected, Baumgartner brought

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SMU Alumna Anna Kaydor Labala ’05 Works On the Front Lines Of The Ebola Epidemic

SMU Alumna Anna Kaydor Labala ’05 Works On the Front Lines Of The Ebola Epidemic

NOTE: This story was published originally by The United Methodist News Service October 17, 2014. Anna Kaydor Labal is an alumna of SMU’s Perkins School of Theology (C.M.M. ’05) and serves as associate pastor of Miller McAllister United Methodist Church in Ganta, Liberia. By Kathy L. Gilbert United Methodist News

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SMU Alumna Wrenn Schmidt ’05 Talks Meadows Training And Blessings In Disguise

SMU Alumna Wrenn Schmidt ’05 Talks Meadows Training And Blessings In Disguise

It has been a busy year for actress Wrenn Schmidt, who plays Jenna Olson on FX’s newest drama, Tyrant. Among her upcoming projects are season four of CBS’s Person of Interest and Christopher Denham’s Preservation (Present Pictures) with Pablo Schreiber and Aaron Staton. The movie will open in theaters in January 2015. Schmidt recently took a break to talk to SMU students about her Meadows training and its impact on her career.

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‘Freestyle’ By SMU Alumnus Michael Waters ’02, ’06, ’12 Wins Two Best Book Awards

‘Freestyle’ By SMU Alumnus Michael Waters ’02, ’06, ’12 Wins Two Best Book Awards

Freestyle: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, and Pop Culture by Michael W. Waters has won two 2014 USA Best Book Awards. USABookNews.com, an online magazine featuring mainstream and independent publishers, selected winners and finalists of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards from books published between 2012–2014.

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SMU Alumnus Craig R. McKinley ’74 Named President/CEO Of National Defense Industrial Association

SMU Alumnus Craig R. McKinley ’74 Named President/CEO Of National Defense Industrial Association

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Insight: Textile Designer Megan Adams Brooks ’05

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Actor Brian Baumgartner ’95 To Lead Homecoming Parade Saturday

Actor Brian Baumgartner ’95 To Lead Homecoming Parade Saturday

Well-known for his character “Kevin” on the Emmy-winning television series The Office, actor Brian Baumgartner ’95 is making the trip back to SMU for Homecoming weekend. > Read The Daily Campus interview Baumgartner will lead SMU’s Homecoming parade as grand marshal Saturday, Nov. 15, with its theme of “Dynamic Duos”

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SMU Connection: Alumni volunteers ‘talk shop’ with students

SMU Connection: Alumni volunteers ‘talk shop’ with students

Joseph E. Ackels ’82 and Kristin Larimore ’89, ’91 will offer inside perspectives on their careers to students participating in the SMU Connection Winter Externship program. They join 290 alumni across the country in providing one-day job-shadowing opportunities to current SMU undergraduates over winter break. The SMU Office of Alumni

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News From Meadows: Michelle Merrill ’06, ’12 Named Assistant Conductor Of Detroit Symphony

Michelle Merrill (B.M. in Music Education and B.M. in Saxophone Performance, ’06, and M.M. in Music Education and M.M. in Orchestral Conducting, ’12), has been named assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra following a nationwide search.

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