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.

2023 SMU Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration
Thursday, October 26
6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and presentation
Armstrong Fieldhouse
Black tie optional


2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Robert H. Dedman, Jr. ’80, ’84
Emily Rich Summers ’66
Ray W. Washburne ’84

2023 Emerging Leader Award Recipient

Brittany K. Barnett ’11


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