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Max Leo Taylor ’60, ’62

Max Leo Taylor lives in Richardson, Texas and is retired from Texas Instruments. He is enjoying a second career as concierge at Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center, where he was named the Team Member of the Year for 2016.

2017-06-26T11:16:58+00:00 May 18, 2017|

Winston (Wink) Clark ’68

Winston (Wink) Clark was voted the 2015-16 Outstanding Male Teacher of the Year by students at Bushland High School, Bushland, Texas.

2017-04-04T12:35:14+00:00 September 1, 2016|

Jim Burnham ’68

Jim Burnham, CEO at the Law Offices of Jim Burnham, was selected for inclusion in The Dallas 500, a D Magazine publication of Dallas-Fort Worth’s 500 most powerful business leaders.

2017-04-04T12:35:13+00:00 July 18, 2016|

Rick Sirchio ’69

Rick Sirchio has been promoted to regional president/North Texas region by Bank SNB. Sirchio will continue to fill the roles of Dallas market president and manager of healthcare lending.

2017-04-04T12:35:14+00:00 December 10, 2015|

James Hoggard ’63

James Hoggard has had two new collection of poems published: Soon After Rain (Wings Press) and James Hoggard: New and Selected Poems (TCU Press).

2017-04-04T12:35:13+00:00 November 1, 2015|

Bredette (B.C.) Thomas ’64, ’66

B.C. Thomas was named an “Outstanding Graduate” of Denison High School in Denison, TX and delivered the commencement address to 2014 graduates of DHS. After graduating from SMU with a B.S. in mathematics in 1964 and an M.S. in statistics in 1966, Thomas entered the United States Air Force and served a 22-year career as a military pilot, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His service career includes a combat tour in Vietnam, graduation from the Air Force Test Pilot School and 11 years as an operational reconnaissance and test pilot in the SR-71, the world’s fastest and highest flying aircraft. He logged more flight hours in the SR-71 than any other pilot and is the only person to have flown all three U.S. Air Force high-altitude (above 60,000 feet) reconnaissance aircraft: the RB-57F, U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he was a flight test engineer for the Northrop B-2 Stealth Bomber. He also served as a flight test captain for United Airlines, flying the airline’s entire fleet of commercial aircraft. Thomas lives in Foster City, CA.

2017-04-04T12:35:12+00:00 January 21, 2015|

Monroe Jackson ’60 and Sharon Ross Jackson ’64

Monroe Jackson '60 and Sharon Ross Jackson '64 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their daughter, Dr. Noell Ross Jackson '90, and her companion, Timothy James O’Reilly, in Sharon and Monroe’s new home in enchanting Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2017-04-04T12:35:13+00:00 January 2, 2014|

Bill Moorer ’61

Bill (William B.) Moorer and wife Helen have moved to the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Tulsa, OK. At SMU, Helen served as Dr. Willis Tate's Secretary while Bill was a Perkins student (M.Th. '61). Dr. Moorer served forty-one years in the Oklahoma Conference in parish ministry, campus ministry, and as a district superintendent. In addition, he was Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. In Tulsa, Bill continues to serve as a Chaplain at the V.A. Outpatient Clinic, after serving in that position at the Muskogee, OK, V.A. Medical Center. The Moorers have two children and three grandchildren.

2017-04-04T12:35:12+00:00 December 23, 2013|
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