class notes

Brian Mitchell ’04

Brian Mitchell has been elected partner with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Dallas. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He counsels both plaintiffs and defendants on issues and disputes in commercial banking/mortgage lending, financial services, real estate, healthcare, construction, energy/oil and gas, insurance, franchisor/franchisee, intellectual property, consumer finance, landlord/tenant disputes, securities

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Heather Del Bosco Centurioni ’98

Heather Del Bosco Centurioni and husband Steve Centurioni welcomed Eloise Annalisa to their family August 29, 2013. She joins her very proud big sister, Sophia.

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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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Quyen Vu Moreland ’01

Quyen Vu Moreland ’01 serves as the new operations management for the Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF), a public nonprofit charity established by Dallas-based Essilor of America, the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States. EVF’s mission is to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences. Quyen oversees back

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Laura Ratliff ’10

Laura Ratliff recently left her position as associate web producer at Condé Nast Traveler to join Bloomberg News and Bloomberg BusinessWeek as web producer/social media editor. Laura earned a degree in journalism at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.

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John S. Tieman ’75, ’79

John S. Tieman recently became co-chair for the Schools Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He also chairs the subcommittee for the association’s annual Educational Achievement Award. He earned an undergraduate degree in applied sciences from SMU in 1975 and a master’s degree in history in 1979. He studied child and adolescent development

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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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David R. Cassidy ’78

Attorney David R. Cassidy has been recognized in the 2014 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana in the area of Corporate/M&A: Tax. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas based on in-depth, client-focused research. Cassidy, a 1978 graduate of SMU’s

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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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Mark D. Thompson ’01

Mark D. Thompson has been named vice president, tourism by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. He earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree from SMU in 2001. Thompson brings more than 20 years of tourism and marketing experience to the job. In his new role with the Bureau, he is

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