Following Her Dream
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Senior Karly Zrake ’18 came from San Diego for one reason: SMU is one of only a handful of universities that offer a degree in human rights. On the way to earning the degrees she received May 19, she was elected Homecoming Queen and received one of the highest honors SMU bestows. Read how she followed her dream to empower others – or scroll down to learn more about the SMU Class of 2018.

Aleena Taufiq

Aleena Taufiq ’18 recently landed her dream job in artificial intelligence and expanded her Geared Up middle school enrichment program. And it all started when she found her passion for engineering through a project at SMU.

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The Class of 2018 has experienced incredible moments and outstanding opportunities during their four years on the Hilltop. See what made their time at SMU special and memorable.

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SMU Commencement May 2018 Keynote by Randall Stephenson

Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, delivers the keynote address at SMU’s 103rd all-University Commencement ceremony in Moody Coliseum.

SMU Remembers Patsy Pinson Hutchison

SMU alumna Patsy Pinson Hutchison ’54, a devoted University supporter, passed away on May 15, 2018.

The Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law and Leadership

Combined gifts of $4 million will create the new Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law and Leadership in SMU’s Dedman School of Law to train the next generation of prominent legal and business leaders and influence national conversations surrounding business and corporate law.

SMU Continues Its Climb

Continuing The Ascent: Recommendations for Enhancing the Academic Quality and Stature of Southern Methodist University, a report by SMU President R. Gerald Turner and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven C. Currall, presents a set of 14 bold recommendations for further raising SMU’s standing relative to other universities.