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Trey Ditto ’02

Trey Ditto, CEO and founder of Ditto Public Affairs in Brooklyn, NY, has expanded his staff with the hiring of two political and social media professionals as the company continues to grow its client roster and capabilities. The firm specializes in media relations, social media and thought leadership campaigns and

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Michael Heinlen ’01

Michael Heinlen is an attorney at Thompson & Knight, LLP in Dallas as well as president of Arts Counsel Texas. He focuses his law practice on commercial litigation and appellate matters, specifically intellectual property and insurance coverage disputes, and also has experience in issues related to art law. He has

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Nicole Brewster ’01

Nicole Brewster is the new assistant director of constituent records in Records and Gift Administration at SMU, with experience in complex data analysis, database conversion, system upgrades and team management. Her first day was April 8. 

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Dennis Rogers ’00

Dennis Rogers is director of communications and digital media for the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Jamille Claiborne Nicholas ’00

Jamille Claiborne Nicholas and Kaine Nicholas announce the birth of their daughter, Julianna Sandra, Jan. 15, 2013.

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Travis Justin Matthews, Sr. ’00

Travis Justin Matthews, Sr. graduated May 11, 2013, from Texas A&M-Commerce with a doctoral degree in supervision, curriculum and instruction in higher education.

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Travis Tygart ’99

Travis Tygart led the doping investigation of cyclist Lance Armstrong. Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, he is CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. He was guest speaker August 27, 2013, at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium for an event sponsored by the Maguire Ethics Center: “Playing Fair and

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Sylvia Rhodes Bradley ’98

Sylvia Rhodes Bradley is president, and Lazonda Gardner ’01 is vice president of Lexington Preparatory School, a private school in Desoto, TX, for ages 12 months through 2nd grade. Though Christian, it is open to students of all faiths, nationalities and ethnic origins, who learn how to live righteously while

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Cooper Smith Koch ’97

Cooper Smith Koch received the 2012 Community Service Award April 25, 2012, from the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce.

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Andrew D. Graham ’97

Andrew D. Graham was included on the “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list published in the April 2013 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. He works for the Jackson Walker firm.

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