Golden Mustangs Day 2011 Event Highlights
Over 175 alumni and friends joined us
the morning of April 15 at 9 a.m. for registration followed by a "Then and Now"
Campus Bus Tour at 10 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., participants headed to lunch in the Mack Ballroom of
the Umphrey Lee Center. Here are just a few things they had to look forward to:
- Brad Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs, gave an update on all the exciting things happening at SMU, including the progress of the
Second Century Campaign.
- Darwin Payne, Gerry York and Brad Bradley signed copies of their new book,
"In Honor of the Mustangs"
- Participants took a walk down memory lane through photographs and other
memorabilia from your days on the Hilltop provided by Joan Gosnell,
- During lunch, attendees heard from SMU Provost Paul Ludden
and SMU's Centennial Historian, Darwin Payne
- The campus tour on a private, air-conditioned bus took participants to see new facilities
such as the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human
Development as well as campus landmarks
At 1:30 p.m., many alumni joined the greater University community for a Founders' Day
Celebration at the flagpole honoring our first 100 years. Then at 2 p.m. several participated in Inside SMU - an afternoon of
"classes without quizzes" by members of SMU's distinguished faculty.
The day concluded with an official Presidential Briefing by Dr. R. Gerald
Turner at 6 p.m.