1980-1989

Michael Santa Maria ’86, ’88

Michael Santa Maria has been elected the managing partner of Baker & McKenzie’s Dallas office. Santa Maria has a broad-based corporate transactional practice with an emphasis on international cross-border transactions, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, direct investment, joint ventures, and international franchise and distribution matters. In November, he will

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Charla Aldous ’85

Charla Aldous ’85

Charla Aldous recently shared her courtroom knowledge with students attending the National Trial College of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) at Harvard Law School. The Dallas litigator, the founder of Aldous Law Firm, was among this year’s legal practitioners teaching a small group of young lawyers the art

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Kal Grant ’88

Kal Grant ’88

Kal Grant has been named managing director on the client advisory team at Tolleson Private Wealth Management, an affiliate of Tolleson Wealth Management.

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Kurt-Alexander Zeller ’82

Kurt-Alexander Zeller ’82

Kurt-Alexander Zeller was honored with the 2014 Alice J. Smith Faculty Award by Clayton State University, where he is director of opera and vocal studies and coordinator of the Division of Music.  The Smith Award is presented annually to the Clayton State professor judged most outstanding by a peer-review process

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Doug Renfro ’89

Doug Renfro, president of Renfro Foods in Fort Worth, announces that the company was recognized as one of seven regional finalists for the 2014 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its business practices and community involvement. The company was previously honored in

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Lee Mulcahy ’89

Lee Mulcahy is an artist in Aspen, CO. In January-March 2014 he exhibited at the R2 Gallery in Carbondale, CO. This spring, he will be exhibiting his work in Germany at the Universistat der Kunst and at Thomas Jefferson & Ben Franklin Newmedia Art Porch in Aspen. He earned a

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Mark Midyett ’86

Mark Midyett has been elected to the national board of directors of ShelterBox USA, an international humanitarian relief organization that delivers emergency tented shelter and other essentials needed by families to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Midyett has raised awareness and funds in support of ShelterBox’s relief

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Maureen Moore ’83

Maureen Moore has been promoted to vice president, corporate labor relations for Xerox Corporation. In that capacity, she will lead the Labor Relations Center of Excellence for the corporation and its subsidiaries. She is a 1983 graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law.

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Courtney Corwin ’89, ’95

Courtney Lee Corwin has been named special assistant to the president of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. As a member of the senior leadership team under new Hendrix President William Tsutsui, who is completing his tenure as dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, she will take a

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Claire Collins Schwarz ’82, ’83

Claire Collins Schwarz was honored by the SPCA of Texas with its Spencer Humanitarian Award on the organization’s 75th anniversary. Claire is an attorney in Dallas, Texas, at the Law Office of Claire Collins Schwarz, focusing on the representation of nonprofit organizations. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SMU’s Cox

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