Undergraduate Reunions

Class of 1979: 40-year Reunion

Come home to the Hilltop for Homecoming 2019! Reconnect with friends, faculty and current students while taking a look back to where it all began. Homecoming weekend will be filled with reimagined family activities and alumni celebrations, local live music, food and hand-crafted libations. As our special guest, your attendance will help increase momentum for SMU and advance our bright future. Help your class meet its attendance goal of 188 Reunion attendees, and its fundraising goal of 264 donors.

Weekend Highlights

SMU has a Big Weekend planned full of events for Alumni and guests to Go Big and Come Home.  Make your plans to see the new Indoor Performance Center and celebrate this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winners, enjoy behind the scenes tours offered exclusively for reunion year alumni, reconnect with classmates at your class party, and then meet up on the Boulevard to enjoy the parade before heading to the game to watch the Mustangs beat ECU.


Co Chairs

  • Gregory S. Cannon
  • Carol Duncan
  • Jeanette Johnson


  • Forbes Anderson
  • Barbara Alves Ball
  • Carol Budrus Carpenter
  • Kelly Hoglund Compton
  • Jamie Cornelius
  • Diane DuVall
  • Thom Eades
  • Pam Fleming
  • Patrick F. Hamner
  • Cindy Tippett Harding
  • Ellen Chapline Kay
  • Kent Krause
  • Debbie Rosenberg Malafsky
  • Lauren E. McDonald
  • Kevin Meeks
  • Laura Green Meeks
  • Charles D. Mitelhaus
  • Charlie Nye
  • David W. Powell
  • Scott Remphrey
  • Joyce Crawford Rogge
  • Thomas Sabin, Jr.
  • David A. Schmidt
  • Kristie Sanford Staffieri
  • Lane Sullivan
  • Joe Williams

Reunion Liaison

Joe Howe

40-year reunion party

Café 43
Friday, November 8
7- 11 p.m.
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205
Dressy casual (no ties) | Heavy appetizers

Big Weekend Highlights

Thursday, November 7

SMU Distinguished Alumni Awards

7 p.m.
Indoor Performance Center


Friday, November 8

Reunion Registration

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Heritage Hall, Paul B. Loyd All-Sports Center


Reunion Tours

10 a.m. Meadows Museum

1 p.m. George W. Bush Presidential Center

2 p.m. Residential Commons


Class of 1979 Reunion Party
7 - 11 p.m.

Café 43


Saturday, November 9

Homecoming Parade

8 a.m.

Bishop Boulevard


SMU Reunion Village

9 - 11 a.m.

Dallas Hall Lawn


Mustang Football

Game time: 11 a.m.

Gerald J. Ford Stadium

Get Involved

Each class has a Reunion committee who works with the SMU Reunion office to Connect with classmates to Come Back for their Reunion and Give Back in honor of their Reunion. If you are interested in joining your 2019 Reunion Committee, please fill out the this form or contact us by email at reunionyear@smu.edu or call us at (214) 768-9327.