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Markets and Culture & Sociology Gathering for Students and Alumni

When: Tuesday, March 3rd, 5:00-6:30 Where: Dallas Hall, Room 115 Markets and Culture and Sociology alumni from various career paths will share their insight and perspectives on the job search and how they have been able to leverage their SMU academic and extracurricular experience in their careers. Come as you are and connect with people […]

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Dedman College alum Craig Pearson is Texas’ first state seismologist

Texas Tribune Posted: Feb. 6, 2015 For State’s Seismologist, Quakes Will Be the Easy Part by Jim Malewitz David Craig Pearson remembers the first time he felt the earth tremble beneath his feet. Mother Nature wasn’t to blame. The U.S. military was. Pearson stood on the White Sands Missile Range, a sprawling base in south-central […]

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Dedman College alumna Brittany Merrill Underwood talks about the Akola Project, a nonprofit she founded

Dallas Business Journal Originally Posted: December 18, 2014 Brittany Merrill Underwood was working at a boarding school in Uganda one summer when she met Sarah. Sarah was raising 24 children she had taken in off the street. She was using all of her savings to spare the children from a poor Ugandan orphanage. Underwood said […]

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Gartner Lecture Series: NoViolet Bulawayo, Sept. 15

EVENT: Sept. 15. 5pm. Umphrey Lee Center, Mack Ballroom Gartner Lecture Series: NoViolet Bulawayo. SMU alumni and author of this year’s common reading book, We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (Elizabeth Tshele, M.A. ’07), will discuss her remarkable coming-of-age story and share her experience of leaving her home country of Zimbabwe to pursue the American […]

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Cindy Yeilding, 82′ geology graduate, now a BP executive

Cindy Yeilding earned her MSc from the University of North Carolina after receiving a BS in Geology from Southern Methodist University. She has worked as an exploration, production, appraisal and well-site operations geoscientist and is currently BP’s Vice President, Gulf of Mexico Appraisal. Her most recent roles include Chief Geoscientist for the Gulf of Mexico, […]