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Thomas Slater ’78, ’81

Thomas Slater, who earned M.Div. ’78 and D.Min. ’81 degrees from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, recently preached two sermons at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, GA, where former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn are members. In the photo, Slater, professor of New Testament Studies at McAfee School of Theology at

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Jonathan R. Childers ’02, ’05

Jonathan R. Childers, a partner with the Dallas litigation firm of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP, has been named to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers. Childers earned bachelor’s degrees in English and history from SMU’s Dedman College and is a graduate of SMU’s

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Kristin Wertz ’10 and Brian Wertz ’10

Kristin Wertz ’10 and Brian Wertz ’10

Kristin Wertz , SMU Cox School of Business MBA ’10, and Brian Wertz, Cox PMBA ’10, welcomed son Noah David Wertz May 6, 2013. Noah is the grandson of Scott Luttrell, a 1977 Cox graduate, and Laura Luttrell, a 1977 graduate of SMU’s Dedman College. He is the godson and nephew

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Jon ‘Reggie’ Dupard ’99

Jon ‘Reggie’ Dupard ’99

Jon “Reggie” Dupard, former All-American SMU running back, has accepted a position as development director for Dallas Can Academies, a nonprofit charter high school organization primarily serving at-risk youth. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Dupard’s professional experience ranges from professional football player and youth minister to social worker

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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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Chris Dodson ’02

Chris Dodson has been elected partner with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Houston. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in a broad array of areas, including contracts, commercial torts, mass torts, antitrust, intellectual property and trade secrets. He has experience handling high-stakes, high-profile litigations, as well as arbitrations. He

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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

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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