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.
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.
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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.
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
Hayley Nelson ’11
Whitney Williamson ’11