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The Maguire Center was pleased to host the annual lunch and celebration honoring the service members of our SMU community.

Friday, November 10
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Building
3300 Dyer Street | Dallas TX 75205


One of our favorite celebrations on campus is our annual Veterans Day Celebration.  Each year is a little different.  We’ve celebrated “Red, White and Blues,” the anniversary of the USO with swing dancing, and all sort of festive events.  The 2017 celebration was a formal luncheon celebrating the Arc of Service.  This tribute was designed to bring together generations of service men and women, and to celebrate the connectedness of those groups within the SMU community.  All SMU faculty, staff and students and our valued community partners were invited.

Highlights of the afternoon included ...

  • Keynote remarks from Milledge A. "Mitch" Hart, III, SMU Trustee Emeritus

  • Live entertainment from Meadows School of Music students

  • The annual presentation of SMU veteran lapel pins: a symbol of student, faculty and staff veterans's membership in the SMU veterans community

  • Toys for Tots drive

  • Slideshow featuring campus veterans photos running before and after formal program

Remarks from university leadership and the SMU Student Veterans organization recognized the contributions and achievements of our university service members.

Click here to view photos from this memorable event. 

Arc Stars


SMU Trustee Emeritus

Known for his extraordinary service and leadership to the university and Dallas community, Linda and Mitch Hart have initiated and funded programs that enrich the lives of SMU students, such as the Hart Global Leaders Forum, the Linda and Mitch Hart eCenter, the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership, and the Linda and Mitch Hart President’s Scholars. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and recipient of the U.S.N.A. Distinguished Graduate Award, Mr. Hart served five years in the US Marine Corps.