Former First Lady Laura Bush ’68 was honored as the 2018 Texan of the Year for her education advocacy and “uncommon leadership” as the founder or co-founder of nonprofits and initiatives that improve the lives of women, children and families around the globe.
What do eyewear entrepreneur Stirling Barrett ’11, NFL tackle and philanthropist Kelvin Beachum, Jr. ’10, ’12 and social media strategist Sana Merchant ’11 have in common? They’re SMU alums named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
SMU named the Moody Coliseum court in honor of David B. Miller ’72, ’73, alumnus and vice chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, during a halftime ceremony on December 5.
There was an SMU reunion in Mexico on December 13, when former Mustang golfers Sam Fidone ’15, Harry Higgs ’14 and Austin Smotherman’16 competed in the Go Vacaciones Cozumel Cup.
Enjoy this roundup of interesting stories and videos highlighting some of the people and events making news on the Hilltop.
Petya Kertikova ’11 took a leap of faith and came to SMU on an athletics scholarship. After earning a journalism degree, she returned to her native Bulgaria and now reports on other former ex-pats leading improvements in her homeland.
Denver transplants Will Ammons ’16 and Schuyler Grey ’16 agree that there was one thing missing from their student experience. So they’ve teamed up with Tyler Kleinert ’14 to open a neighborhood ice cream shop.
The Meadows Museum hosted Dalí in the Dark after-hours events for alumni and students in conjunction with the Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936 exhibit, which continues through December 9.
As an SMU undergraduate, Whitney Wolfe Herd ’11 started two companies in response to problems she saw in the world. Today she’s the founder and CEO of Bumble, the billion-dollar social connection app that empowers women to make the first move.
SMU parents Daniel M. Doyle, Jr. and Nicole Kudelko Doyle ’94 continue their long-standing commitment to expanding educational opportunities and supporting academic excellence with a $1 million gift to the University.