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Save The Date: Young Alumni Fry The Frogs Kickoff September 10

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Peruna’s Pals Launches New Season September 6

Peruna’s Pals Launches New Season September 6

Peruna’s Pals, the official kids club of SMU Athletics, will kick off its 2014-2015 season with a family-focused event Saturday, September 6, at 7 p.m. at Moody Coliseum. SMU alumni, as well as all Mustang fans, are invited to bring their youngsters for a fun-filled night at the SMU vs.

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Kit Carson ’04, ’13: Tennis Star Turned Tech Entrepreneur

Kit Carson ’04, ’13: Tennis Star Turned Tech Entrepreneur

What do SMU, tennis and a cloud-based mobile platform have in common? Alumna Kit Carson ’04, ’13. Setting out to “disrupt the way payments are made,” Carson co-founded Tantrum Street in 2011 with Park Cities native William Cervin. The company offers apps that provide a streamlined purchase process for consumers

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Will Wallace ’89 Follows His Heart To Hollywood

Will Wallace ’89 Follows His Heart To Hollywood

Almost two decades ago, SMU alumnus Will Wallace’s career took a sharp turn from practicing law to making movies.

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Brooks McCorcle ’82: Catching Up With A Fast-moving Innovator

Brooks McCorcle ’82: Catching Up With A Fast-moving Innovator

AT&T executive Brooks McCorcle ’82 specializes in “breaking glass,” and in the spring, she invited a group from SMU to join her.

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Wendi Leggitt ’07 On Creativity, Hard Work And ‘Aha!’ Moments

Wendi Leggitt ’07 On Creativity, Hard Work And ‘Aha!’ Moments

SMU alumna Wendi Leggitt ’07 serves as the director of DKC Connect, the digital division of DKC, one of the nation’s top 10 independent public relations firms with seven offices coast to coast. Earlier this year Leggitt was recognized by Fast Company as one of the “Most Creative People in Business 1000.” Leggitt recently took time out of her busy schedule to talk about her career and the impact of her SMU education.

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Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

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Erin Eidenshink: A Mustang In Mongolia

Erin Eidenshink: A Mustang In Mongolia

Erin Eidenshink ’09 got her first taste of living abroad while conducting research as an SMU undergraduate. Now she calls Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, home. As an SMU sophomore, Eidenshink received a Richter International Fellowship to spend eight weeks in Cochabamba, Bolivia’s third-largest city, researching gender roles and how they affect economic

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SMU Journalism Graduate Earns Rising Star Award

SMU Journalism Graduate Earns Rising Star Award

Nima Kapadia ’08, ’10, ’13 put all three of her degrees from SMU to work as a journalism teacher at South Garland High School, earning a 2014 Rising Star Award from the Journalism Education Association. The award recognizes teachers with one to five years of journalism teaching and/or advising experience

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Alumni To Participate In Boomtown Boulder Demo Day June 27

SMU alumni Shaun Moore ’10 and Nezare Chafni ’10 were chosen as part of the first six-team class of Boomtown Boulder, a startup accelerator based in Boulder, Colorado. Moore and Chafni will present Chui, their “socially intelligent” doorbell, to potential backers and media from across the country during the Boomtown

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