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Fry the Frogs Donor Appreciation Party Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thank you for making your Fry the Frogs gift! We hope that you will join us at Sambuca on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy two complimentary drinks* on us! Go Mustangs!

*house wine and beer only

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Dallas Young Alumni 9th Annual Wine Tasting


For nine years, Dallas Young Alumni have been gathering at the Meadows Museum to drink wine and mingle with fellow Mustangs. What started out as a small group has grown to more than 200 young alumni; thus, making it our largest event. This year we hope that you will join us on the Museum plaza for all you can drink wine, food, live jazz music from our very own SMU Meadows School of the Arts students, and great company. Part of your $15 ticket benefits the SMU Scholarship Fund and counts toward your annual gift. Join us on the beautiful SMU campus TONIGHT from 7-9 p.m. Register online at http://smu.edu/events/rsvp_form.asp?e=dyawt

Tonight wouldn’t have been made possible without the generosity of Bank of Texas!


Young Alumni Board and DYA Committee

Carl   Anderson ’05
Chris Bhatti ’04
Katy Blakey ’06
Erika Briceno ’11
Stephanie Brown ’12
Mat Busby ’08
Andrew Conwell ’11
Jasmine Culpepper ’06
Jon Daugherty ’09
Aaron De Los Santos ’10
Luisa del Rosal ’08
Chris Dodson ’02
Andrew Galloway ’08
Rennie Gibb ’09
Emily Gipple ’06
Liz Healy ’07
Matt Houston ’06
Kevin Joseph ’09
Thomas Kincaid ’05
JW Marshall ’04
Emily Minner ’05
Caitlin Myers ’09
Erik Nikirvan ’06
Dustin Odham ’04
Preston Phillips ’04
Asad Rahman ’03
Lindsey Schaefer ’04
Chandler Schlegel ’13
Laura Sparkman ’05
Gennea Squire de Torres ’06
Ryan Trimble ’05
Mattson Uihlein ’10
Lauren Vanik ’06
Michael Waters 02, ’06, ’12
Elizabeth Zamora ’12


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DYA Professional Breakfast Series featuring SMU President Dr. R. Gerald Turner

When we first began discussing the breakfast series, we realized there was a gap between student events and alumni events.  There was very little offered by SMU for young alumni. While SMU could aid in the development of its young professionals and had tremendous access to interesting people, most of our alumni joined other professional organizations. Thus we had identified a opportunity for SMU in which SMU could continue to impact its more-recently graduated alumni while maintaining the connection between the school and its former students.

In the beginning we discussed events such as the Turner Leadership Summit.  Even though the Summit was relatively new at the time, we considered the prestige it had already established.  At the time we wondered if we could similarly get to the point of such high caliber speakers.  Frankly we just hoped we could get an endorsement by the Administration to take on a new speaker series.  That’s why we are particularly proud that our very own President R. Gerald Turner is the speaker for the February Professional Breakfast Series.

Dr. Turner will be discussing the SMU Community and Economic Impact Report.

A special thank you to Highland Capital Management, LP for sponsoring today’s breakfast!

Register today at http://smu.edu/events/rsvp_form.asp?e=dyabreakfast3.

Written by: Erik Nikravan ’06 – Event Chair

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Brown, Basketball, and Beers

Come cheer on your Mustangs as they take on Southern Miss Wednesday at Moody Coliseum. Fresh off a 59-53 win over Tulane, the Mustangs have improved to 6-2 on their home court. Not only does the team already have more wins this season than last, but Larry Brown says his team is still showing major signs of improvement.

“I think we’re gonna be good a lot quicker than people expect,” Brown told ESPN.

Sophomore Ryan Manuel leads the team in scoring, with an average 11.9 points per game. The team also boasts one of the top scoring defenses in the league, in addition the highest successful free throw percentage.

Wednesday’s game against Southern Miss starts at 7:00 p.m. at Moody Coliseum. Before you head over to Moody Coliseum to see SMU record it’s second consecutive conference win, stop by The Front Room at Hotel Lumen before tip to enjoy some free wine and beer with your fellow young alumni. The Front Room has graciously sponsored this event! The Golden Eagles hold a 6-4 advantage in the series against the Mustangs, but SMU won in the last meeting between the teams on the Mustangs’ home court during the 2010-11 season.

Buy your discount tickets here! Promo code is ponyup

Register for the Pre-game Happy Hour here!

Go Mustangs!

Written by Nicole Jacobsen ’11

Host Committee:
Jasmine Culpepper ’06, Event Chair
Nicole Jacobsen ’11
Stew Fuller ’10

Thank you to The Front Room: A Park Cities Diner for sponsoring this event!



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Deck the Halls with Red and Blue! Come Celebrate the Holidays with SMU!

Courtesy of SMU, Photo by Hillsman S. Jackson

SMU’s Celebration of Lights is just around corner. This annual SMU tradition kicks off the holiday season with more than 100,000 lights on the Main Quad and the Christmas tree on Sunday evening, December 2.

Join the SMU Dallas Young Alumni at the Celebration of Lights after-party at the Faculty Club where there will be complimentary  hot chocolate, apple cider, beer, wine, dessert and Christmas music. Valet is also provided.

Register today to join the 100+ guest that have RSVP’d. We highly encourage registration but we welcome walk-ups and non-SMU guest too.

To register, click here.

Written by Event Chair Elizabeth Zamora ’12

Host Committee:
Rennie Gibb ’09, Event Chair
Liz Healy ’07, Event Chair
Elizabeth Zamora ’12, Event Chair
Arundel Bell ’02
Stephen Christy ’05
Kelly Davis ’09
Joseph Esau ’12
Patrick Harden ’04
George Hunter ’05
Nicole Jacobsen ’11
Jordan Kragen’12
Hayley Nelson ’11
Whitney Williamson ’11

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Fry the Frogs SMU Scholarship – Lauren Gurley http://frythefrogs.com

Hunt Scholar and SMU Cheerleader Lauren Gurley is appreciative of your support! Watch this video and hear how alumni giving has made an impact! Fry your Frog today at http://frythefrogs.com

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Fry the Frogs SMU Scholarship – Leah Johnson http://frythefrogs.com

Black Alumni Scholarship recipient is grateful for your support! Make an impact by making a gift at http://frythefrogs.com

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SMU Class of 2016

It’s because of your gift that these students will have an enriching college experience at SMU. Fry your Frog TODAY at http://frythefrogs.com

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Fry the Frogs SMU Student Scholarships – Vincent Cannata frythefrogs.com

Your gift makes a difference. Any amount counts. Hear how alumni giving impacted Vincent Cannata. Fry your Frog today at frythefrogs.com

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