October 30, 2006

Enoch Receives SMU 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award

Craig T. Enoch

DALLAS (SMU) Ė The Hon. Craig T. Enoch will receive the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the university bestows upon its graduates. The recognition will take place at an awards banquet and ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Fairmont Hotel.

Enoch has led a distinguished career spanning all three levels of the state court system. He served on the Texas Supreme Court for 11 years before retiring in 2003. Previously, he served as presiding judge of the 101st District Court and chief justice of the 5th District Court of Appeals.

Justice Enoch earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1975, both from SMU, and later earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. While on the trial bench, he became a leader in court administration and developed a management system used as a model for all civil courts in Texas. Since 1993, Enoch has served on the Executive Board of SMUís Dedman School of Law, and in 1999, he received that school's Distinguished Law Alumni Award.

The 2006 recipients include Paul M. Bass Jr., Enoch, Jerry LeVias and John W. Nieto. Denise Scofield will receive the Emerging Leader Award, recognizing an outstanding alumnus or alumna who has graduated within the last 15 years. For more information, visit

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