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February 16, 2006


 DALLAS (SMU) – SMU’s Dedman School of Law honored eight individuals at its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner Feb. 11. This year’s recipients included:

Harriet Miers ’70 received the Robert G. Storey Award for Distinguished Achievement. Miers is Counsel to President George W. Bush.

Dr. Julio Cesar Cueto-Rua ’53 received the Distinguished Global Alumni Award. Cueto-Rua is Emeritus Professor of Law at the National University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Judge Terry R. Means ’74 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Judicial Service. Judge Means is a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas in Fort Worth.

Dallas attorney Edward V. Smith III ’73 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice.

Robert E. Mellor ’68 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Corporate Service. Mellor is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer for Building materials Holding corporation (BMHC).

Rear Admiral Hugh Don Campbell ’62 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Government Servcie. Campbell was the Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Navy.

Judge Dianne Jones ’89 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service. Jones is the Presiding Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court No. 11.

Martha Hardwick Hofmeister received the Honorary Alumnus Award. She has served as the Director of the Dallas Bar Association’s annual “Bar None” show since its inception in 1986. She is a partner at Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP.


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