Between bobsledding and winning a seat in the Oklahoma Legislature, Mickey Dollens ’11 also experienced a boom (and bust) in the oil business and a teaching job that he loved (and lost). It has been a wild ride for someone only eight years out of SMU, but as you follow the twists and turns of his story, one thing is clear: Mickey never quits.
Symphony conductor Michelle Merrill ’06, ’12 found her two great loves at SMU: her percussionist husband, Steve Merrill ’06, and a career-changing passion for orchestral music.
Opening Convocation formally welcomed new students to the Hilltop on August 25. Find out how some of these new Mustangs are already changing our world.
Australian Gillian Triggs ’72 brings decades of experience as an academic, lawyer, advocate and public policy expert to her new role as assistant high commissioner for protection in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
His sunglasses have been spotted on Beyoncé, Kristen Bell and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. But before Stirling Barrett created KREWE, his multimillion-dollar eyewear brand, he learned his “radical attention to detail” at the Temerlin Advertising Institute.
Jennifer Burr Altabef ’78, ’81, Martin L. Flanagan ’82 and Scott J. McLean ’78 will be honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards, and Whitney Wolfe Herd ’11 will receive the Emerging Leader Award at the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and dinner on November 7.
Don't miss SMU Day with the Texas Rangers on August 18, and find links to other interesting events and people making news on the Hilltop and beyond.
Stejara Dinulescu ’19 came to SMU as a pre-med student, but fell in love with her art classes. She found her passion for coding and neuroscience research when she added psychology and creative computation to her fine arts major. Her unique interdisciplinary interests led to her acceptance to three Ph.D. programs.
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Business leaders, SMU swimming supporters and longtime friends Steven J. Lindley ’74 and Bruce Robson ’74 received Cox Distinguished Alumni Awards, and Courtney Caldwell ’00 and Ryan Dalton ’01 were honored as Outstanding Young Alumni on May 10.