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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2024 SMU Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration 

Thursday, October 31

6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and presentation

Armstrong Fieldhouse 

Black tie optional 

2024 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Jorge L. Baldor '93

Kelly Hoglund Compton '79

The Hon. Terry R. Means '70

2024 Emerging Leader Award Recipient

Trent D. Redden '06

Distinguished Honorary Alumni Award Recipient

Caren H. Prothro

For underwriting opportunities, contact SMU at 214-768-1384.