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2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Bess Fraser Enloe ’60

EnloeBess Enloe has provided visionary leadership to the arts in Dallas.  After graduating from SMU in 1960 with a B.A. in history, she taught high school in the DISD and later co-owned an interior design firm before devoting herself to volunteer efforts supporting the arts. She chaired the Meadows School of the Arts Executive Board from 2010-14 and was the honoree of the 2014 Meadows at the Meyerson concert. She is a life trustee of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, where she has served as vice chair of the Board from 2011-2015 and previously as a member of the Capital Campaign Committee. At the Dallas Theater Center, she is a life trustee, co-founder of the Benefactors program and past chair of the Board of Trustees. Her numerous honors include the TACA Silver Cup in 1993, the TITAS Award for Excellence in Arts Leadership in 2007 and the 2009 Excellence in Community Service — Arts Leadership Award of the Dallas Historical Society.