class notes

Alana K. Ackels ’06, ’09

Alana K. Ackels has been elevated to partner by Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP. She practices in the firm’s labor, employment and benefits and litigation areas.

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Brittany Teal ’07

Brittany Teal was recognized in the “Outstanding Up-and-Comer” category of the D CEO Magazine Corporate Counsel Awards.

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Catherine Elizabeth Gibson Luba ’12 and Colin Alexander Luba ’12

Catherine Elizabeth Gibson Luba and Colin Alexander Luba were married on September 24, 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Ryan Haggerty ’12

Ryan Haggerty has been named to the board of trustees of The Heritage Foundation.

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Virginia DuBose Heckman ’06

Virginia (Ginger) DuBose Heckman has been named to the board of trustees of The Heritage Foundation.

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Chris Wilson ’12 and Meghan Poage Wilson ’13

Chris Wilson and Meghan Poage started dating as SMU students after meeting at a Sigma Chi-Delta Gamma mixer in 2010. They got married on October 22, 2016.

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Jack W. Lunsford ’72

Jack W. Lunsford has been named president and CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association.

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Carter Hopkins ’04

Carter Hopkins ’04

Carter Hopkins recently published The Lincoln Prophecy, a thriller that features a fictional SMU law professor as the protagonist with much of the action taking place on the Hilltop and around Dallas.

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Patrick Yack ’74

Patrick Yack has been named executive director of the Florida Public Broadcasting Service.

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Jonathan Childers ’02, ’05

Jonathan Childers ’02, ’05

Jonathan Childers, partner, Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst, LLP, has been named a “2016 Lawyer on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer.

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