2000-2009

Lindsey Beran ’06

Lindsey Beran and her husband, David R. Beran, welcomed their son, Winston Watkins, on June 22, 2014. Win joins his sisters, Blythe, 4, and Blair, 2. Lindsey graduated from SMU’s Dedman School of Law in 2006. The family resides in Dallas, Texas.

Read more
Brandon Jackson ’07

Brandon Jackson ’07

Brandon A. Jackson has completed his first year as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, and he also holds a joint appointment in the African & African American Studies Program. Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree

Read more
Kristi Navarro ’08

Kristi Navarro ’08

Kristi Navarro was recognized with the LINC Award at the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ 5th annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon June 17. Navarro, a TXU Energy customer quality manager, received the award for embodying the potential of young leaders to make a difference in the community. Navarro started a young

Read more

Anne Talley ’05

Anne Talley, a graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law, serves on the board of trustees for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. She is the program officer for The Rees-Jones Foundation in Dallas, a private philanthropy founded by SMU alumnus Trevor Rees-Jones ’78 and his wife, Jan. The foundation donated

Read more
Yasmeen Tadia ’04

Yasmeen Tadia ’04

A year after launching Fluffpop Gourmet Cotton Candy, Yasmeen Tadia has launched Hotpoppin Gourmet Popcorn. Yasmeen’s love of popcorn stems from her childhood in South Africa, where popcorn was freshly popped and uniquely flavored for each customer. Wanting her young son, Zain, to experience a similarly creative and custom treat,

Read more
Adam Tunks ’04 and Catherine Bryan Tunks ’05

Adam Tunks ’04 and Catherine Bryan Tunks ’05

Adam ’04 and Catherine Tunks ’05 welcomed their first child, a son named Jeremy Bryan, October 31, 2013.

Read more
Henry Wyche Hunter ’08, ’13

Henry Wyche Hunter ’08, ’13

Miyoko Elizabeth Maddin Hunter, born March 11, 2013, was welcomed by four generations of SMU graduates. Miyoko is the daughter of Henry Wyche Hunter, B.S. ’08, J.D. ’13; granddaughter of Marsha L. Hunter, J.D. ’78; great-granddaughter of E. Marshall Hunter, Jr., L.L.B. ’36; and great-great-niece of Joe Maddin Hunter, B.S.

Read more

John S. Relton ’00, ’01

John S. Relton, founder and managing director of Dallas-based Strait Capital Company, has been selected as one of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2014  “40 Under 40” honorees and as a recipient of the Asian American Business Development Center’s 2014 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. The Dallas Business Journal selects

Read more

Wendi Leggitt ’07

Wendi Leggitt, director of DKC Connect, the digital division of DKC Public Relations in New York, has been named among “The Most Creative People in Business 1000” by Fast Company. The magazine calls the honorees “an influential, diverse group of modern Renaissance men and women across the economy and around

Read more

Jerrod Harrell ’02, ’09

Jerrod Harrell has been promoted to assistant director of enrollment resources in SMU’s Division of Enrollment Services. Jerrod earned a bachelor’s degree in public affairs and corporate communications and a Master of Liberal Arts degree from SMU.

Read more