Distinguished Alumni Awards


Each year, SMU honors outstanding leaders in philanthropy, business and civic life with the highest honor the University can bestow upon its graduates.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony recognizes extraordinary achievement, outstanding character and good citizenship in an event hosted by President R. Gerald Turner and the SMU Alumni Board.

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2022 SMU Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration
Thursday, October 20, 2022
6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and presentation
Armstrong Fieldhouse
Black tie optional

2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

A. Shonn Evans Brown ’95, ’98
C.J. “Don” Donnally ’67, ’68✝
John Cartwright Phelan ’86
Thear Sy Suzuki ’96

✝ posthumous recognition

2022 Emerging Leader Award Recipient

Emily K. Graham ’07

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