AMERICAN AIRLINES PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection airlines, serve more than 250 cities in 40 countries with over 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares along with personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance.
DAMILOLA SALAKO is a junior from Coppell, Texas, majoring in biology and English with a creative writing specialization.
THE ANITA AND TRUMAN ARNOLD PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS
Truman Arnold is the founder and chairman of the Board of Truman Arnold Companies (TAC), a privatelyĖowned regional petroleum marketing and aviation fixed-based operations company. Truman has served on the National Petroleum Advisory Council, past president of the Petroleum Marketing Educational Foundation, former majority shareholder and chairman of the Executive Committee of Century Bank, chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Michael Health Care Systems, trustee of the Board of Directors of Opportunities, Inc., chairman of the Board of Directors of Texarkana College Foundation Board, president of Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of Regents for both Texarkana Community College and Lamar University, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Leadership from Texas A&M University-Texarkana in 2007.
Anita Arnold is the executive vice president of Truman Arnold Companies. Anita has been active in a number of charitable, cultural, & community organizations. This includes her service as a Trustee for the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where she chaired the Education Committee as well as serving on several other committees including the Board of Directors of Opportunities, Inc., a private charitable foundation that provides developmental support to children and adults with specialized needs in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Anita has also served as a board member for Clinton School of Public Service, Women for Texas A&M Ė Texarkana, The Texas Committee for Humanities, Century Bank, Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Board, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Leadership from Texas A&M University-Texarkana in 2007.
CAROLINE DILLARD is a junior from Plano, Texas, majoring in finance and history.LEXIE HAMMESFAHR is a junior from Marietta, Georgia, majoring in broadcast journalism.
ROMAN STOLYAROV is a junior from Richardson, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering with a biomedical specialization and computer science.
PEGGY BAUERVIC FOUNDATION ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS
Established in 1984 in Minnesota, the Peggy Bauevric Foundation is an independent foundation that funds projects in education, social services, medical research and science, and the arts.SARA KENDRICK is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in engineering and biological sciences.
Civic and philanthropic leader Mrs. Margaret McDermott of Dallas recently hosted a luncheon for the Presidentís Scholars who are sponsored by the Blanton family of Houston. Pictured from left are: Gail Turner, wife SMU President R. Gerald Turner; Dr. Turner; Jack Blanton; his daughter, Elizabeth Blanton Wareing; Brian Albrecht, the William Randolph and Margaret Ann Smith Presidentís Scholar; Nikki Pasrija, the Laura Lee and Jack Blanton Endowed Presidentís Scholar honoring Yvonne Streit; Amy Hand, the Blanton Endowed Presidentís Scholar honoring Alma S. Wynn/Robert Wynn Blanton; luncheon host Margaret McDermott; Jareth Embrey, the Blanton Endowed Presidentís Scholar honoring Louise Wynn Blanton; Mrs. Jack Blanton (Ginger); Austin Follett, the Blanton Endowed Presidentís Scholar honoring Eddy Clark Scurlock; and Mr. Blantonís youngest son, Eddy Blanton.
LAURA LEE AND JACK S. BLANTON ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR HONORING LOUISE WYNN BLANTON
This scholarship is named in memory and honor of Mr. Blanton's mother, Louise Wynn Blanton, who graduated from SMU in 1921 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. The late Laura Lee Blanton served on the SMU Board of Trustees and was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1989.
GIANG NGUYEN is a senior from Coppell, Texas, majoring in business and music with a piano concentration.
LAURA LEE AND JACK S. BLANTON ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR HONORING ALMA S. WYNN AND ROBERT WYNN BLANTON
This scholarship was created in memory and honor of Mr. Blanton's grandmother and brother. Mr. Blanton's grandmother, Alma S. Wynn, the wife of a Methodist minister who was president of Centenary College, was a remarkable woman who did not have the benefit of college education. Mr. Blanton's brother, Robert Wynn Blanton, had completed his junior year at SMU when he died in an accident.
EILEEN HOEDEBECK is a junior from Irving, Texas, majoring in business and psychology.
LAURA LEE AND JACK S. BLANTON ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR HONORING EDDY SCURLOCK
This scholarship was created in the memory and honor of Eddy Scurlock, former chair of Scurlock Oil Co. and Eddy Refining Co. Mr. Scurlock, who established the Scurlock Foundation to support health, education and religious organizations, was father of the Late Laura Lee Blanton.
ALEX MACE is a senior from Wildwood, Missouri, majoring in political science, economics and Spanish.
LAURA LEE AND JACK S. BLANTON ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR HONORING WILLIAM RANDOLPH AND MARGARET ANN (PICKETT) SMITH
This scholarship was named in memory of William Randolph (Randy) Smith ('49) and in honor of Margaret Ann Smith, both lifelong friends of Mr. Blanton and his late wife, Laura Lee. While at SMU, Randy was member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, Blue Key, Cycen Fjord, "M" Association, and the Student Council. He also was member of the SMU track team. A former member of SMU's Board of Trustees, Randy served as a member of the President's Associates volunteer committee in Houston and as a member of The Campaign for SMU Texas Committee. Two of the four Smith children graduated from SMU. While their children attended the University, Mrs. Smith was active in the SMU Mothersí Club.
CHASE RICHARDS is a senior from Plano, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering.
LAURA LEE AND JACK S. BLANTON ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR HONORING YVONNE TUTTLE STREIT
Yvonne Streit ('49) received the SMU Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981 for her "distinguished contributions to the community of mankind that, in turn, have brought distinction to SMU." Mrs. Streit is the founder and former executive director of The Briarwood School, which has been praised nationally as a model school for educating children with severe learning disabilities. She also established and serves as executive director of the Brookwood Community, a 475-acre residential care facility for functionally disabled adults. She is married to another SMU graduate, David Streit ('51), and has three daughters, Vicki Streit, Vita Yvonne Streit Rogers, and Vivian Streit.
HIBA IBAD is a junior from Coppell, Texas, majoring in biochemistry and philosophy.
MR. AND MRS. GLENN COX PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cox live in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Mr. Cox is retired from his position as president and chief operating officer for Phillips Petroleum Company. Mr. and Mrs. Cox are graduates of SMU - he received a degree in marketing, she in sociology. Mr. Cox is a former SMU trustee. The couple has three children.
MARK TRAUTMANN is a senior from Holmen, Wisconsin, majoring in business and public policy.
DELPHI MANAGEMENT CO., INC. SCOTT M. BLACK PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
Delphi Management was founded in 1980 by Scott M. Black to manage equity accounts for a select base of institutional clients. Pursuing an old-fashioned-values philosophy, Delphi Management has established an outstanding 28 year record while enhancing the assets of its many eleemosynary accounts, including SMU, The Meadows Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, and the James Irvine Foundation. As a part of its corporate mission, Delphi Management provides financial support for education, medicine, social causes, and the arts. Specifically, Delphi underwrites programs at SMU, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and Technion University (Haifa), and has funded the construction of two children's cancer treatment centers near Tel Aviv and Haifa. Also, Delphi Management founded the Center for Sport in Society, which provides a drug outreach program in the inner-city Boston. Throughout the years, Delphi has sponsored major painting exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and the Portland Museum of Art (Maine).
SHERIN JOHN is a sophomore from Lewisville, Texas, majoring in biochemistry and biological sciences.
THE DAN AND DEBRA FRIEDKIN PRESIDENTíS SCHOLAR
Mr. Dan Friedkin is chairman of the Friedkin Companies, a family-owned holding company that owns Gulf States Toyota. Gulf States Toyota is an auto dealership chain with over 150 locations through Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Mr. Friedkin earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1988 and an M.B.A. degree from Rice University in 1992. He is an avid pilot, a former Hollywood stunt pilot flying a P-51 Mustang, a vintage World War II plane as part of an aerobatic team called The Horsemen. He is owner and driver of an off-road race car team called Tforce Motorsport which competed in the famous Baja off-road races. Mr. Friedkin is a hunter and avid outdoorsman who is active in wildlife conservation initiatives in the U.S. and abroad and in Africa. He and his family spend much of their time at their south Texas ranch where they are involved in wildlife management and research.
Mr. Friedkin is married to Debra Lynn (Hinchey) Friedkin. They have four children; Thomas D. ĎDannyí (b. 1989), Ryan (b. 1990), Corbin (b. 1992) and Savannah (b. 1995).
Mr. Friedkin is chairman of the Kinkaid Investments Foundation and serves on the board of trustees of the Kinkaid School and is a board member of JPMorgan Chase in Houston. He is a member of the advisory board of the Texas A&M Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. Mr. Friedkin is also vice chairman of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, appointed by Governor Rick Perry.
Mr. and Mrs. Friedkin are members of the SMU Parent Leadership Council. Their philanthropic endeavors include a disaster relief fund set up by The Friedkin Companies following Hurricane Katrina to aid Toyota associates and their families who were affected by the hurricane.
KALEIGH SCHROPP is a junior from Leawood, Kansas majoring in chemistry and business.
WILLIAM E. GIPSON SPECIAL SPONSOR
William Gipson attended SMU for two years and played football for the Mustangs. In 1991 he retired from his position as president of Pogo Producing Company in Houston, which, prior to 1977, was an affiliate of Pennzoil Company. Mr. Gipson is a strong supporter of private higher education and SMU.
LEILA PEYTON HALL ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS
Leila Peyton Hall's first husband, George L. Peyton, served on SMU's Board of Trustees fro 1924 to 1939. Upon his death, Mrs. Hall completed his term of office. She provided SMU with funds for residence hall, which was named Peyton Hall in her honor. She also funded the Peyton Lectureship in Preaching, an endowment to honor the memory of George Peyton, who was a Methodist minister, director of Wesley Bible Choir, and a professor of religion at SMU. Mrs. Hall died in 1972. Through a bequest, the Leila Peyton Hall Endowment was established in 1977.
GWEN CARRIS is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in engineering.
MEHDI HAMI is a sophomore from Garland, Texas, majoring in biochemistry and anthropology.
PAUL KINNEY is a sophomore from Centennial, Colorado, majoring in mechanical engineering.
ELIZABETH WHITE is a sophomore from Stillwater, Oklahoma, majoring in cello performance.
THE LINDA AND MITCH HART PRESIDENTíS SCHOLARS THROUGH SMUíS WILLIS M. TATE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
Linda Hart, a graduate of SMUís Dedman School of Law, is Vice Chairman and CEO of HartGroup, Inc. She is a Trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, headquartered in Washington, D.C., a member of the Womenís Leadership Board, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government and is former Chairman and current ex ofﬁcio member of the Legal Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Hart is Past Chairman of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Association and has been an active leader in The Womenís Museum Board, The Dallas Citizens Council, the International Womenís Forum, The Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission and the Dallas Womenís Foundation. She serves on a variety of other civic boards, including the Executive Boards of SMUís School of Law and Cox School of Business, and corporate boards, where she has taken leadership positions. While continuing her legal practice in Dallas, Ms. Hart also served as outside consultant to the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and as visiting professor at Stanford Law School. A former clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, she has been a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates and has written and lectured frequently throughout the country on corporate and securities law subjects.
Mitch Hart, a member of the SMU Board of Trustees, is chairman of Hart Group, Inc.; one of the original founders and current board member of The Home Depot, Inc.; founding director and former chairman of the Episcopal School of Dallas; and a former trustee and trustee emeritus of Duke University. Mr. Hart is a member of the World Presidentsí Organization and the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He serves on numerous business and civic boards.
DEREK HAMAMOTO is a first year student from Maple Grove, Minnesota, majoring in finance.
TRACY NELSON is a first year student from Winter Park, Florida, majoring in political science, public policy and economics.
JOHNA RUTZ is a first year student from Eagle River, Alaska, majoring in computer science.
BETTY JO HAY ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF BETTY JO HAY, VIAD CORP AND MONEYGRAM INTERNATIONAL, DONORS
Betty Jo Hay received her Bachelor of Arts degree from SMU in 1952. Throughout her life, Betty Jo never wavered in her commitment to service. Her life exempliﬁed determination, courage, and a lifelong dedication to positively affecting the lives of others. The depth of that investment was revealed in her love of family: a core commitment that fashioned a community of caring and strength for her husband, children, grandchildren and a wide network of relatives and friends. She applied her characteristic humanity and tenacity to the public arena where she set a high standard for passionate, effective volunteer work. Her advocacy of mental health issues earned her a reputation for dynamic leadership as a board member and president of the National Mental Health Association. She and her husband, Jess, founded the Texas Mental Health Foundation and the Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair of Mental Health at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Betty Jo also championed childrenís issues by serving as a member of the National Commission on Children, Texas Commission on Children and Youth, Governorís Council on Disabilities and the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Improving higher education was another passion for her. Betty Jo served on the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University System, Association of Higher Education for North Texas, Statewide Task Force on Accreditation and the Public Interest, and the Accreditation Committee for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Betty Jo Hay was an outstanding public citizen whose actions provided a superb example and role model that inspired a generation of volunteers and contributed much to improve the lives of the less fortunate in our society.
FANTINE GIAP is a sophomore from Rancho Santa Fe, California. She is majoring in biological sciences and mathematics.
MORIAH MOMSEN is a junior from El Paso, Texas, majoring in mechanical engineering.
HUFFINGTON BICENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
Ambassador Roy M. Huffingtonís distinguished career included global oil and gas exploration, international business, military service in the U.S. Navy and diplomatic service as U.S. Ambassador to Austria. Ambassador Huffingtonís lifelong love for and association with SMU began as an undergraduate, earning a B.S. degree in geology from SMU in 1938, and continued throughout his life as he served as a Trustee and a Trustee emeritus, received SMUís Distinguished Alumni Award, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from SMU in 1990, and received the Mustang Award in 1996 with his wife, Phyllis Gough Huffington, for longtime service and philanthropy to the University. In 2008, Ambassador Huffington donated gifts to endow SMUís geology department, for which the University renamed it The Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences.
RICKY MOUSER is a junior from Houston, Texas, majoring in statistical science, philosophy, psychology and Spanish.
THE KATHERINE HUGHES TRIGG and CHARLES S. TRIGG ENDOWED PRESIDENTíS SCHOLAR
Katherine Hughes and Charles H. Trigg met while attending SMU. Mr. Trigg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and Mrs. Trigg, who studied piano and organ, received a Bachelor of Music degree. Mr. Trigg played football for th/e SMU Mustangs and later served as assistant football coach. The Hughes-Trigg Student Center, located near the place where the couple first met, is named in honor of the Triggs and ir families. Mr. and Mrs. Trigg were recipients of the 1994 Distinguished Alumni Award.
RUTH RAY HUNT ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR RAY L. AND NANCY ANN HUNT, DONORS
Ruth Ray Hunt widely known in Dallas for her compassion toward people in need. In her lifetime, she provided generous support for numerous civic and religious projects, including gifts to her church, support for the H.L. and Ruth Ray Hunt Heart Center at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, the Circle 10 Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the American Cancer Research Learning Center in Dallas. Generous in spirit, Ruth Ray Hunt is remembered for the many lives she touched with unstinting kindness.
ARNAUD ZIMMERN is a junior from Dallas, Texas, majoring in mathematics, English, French and German.
THE EDWARD R. AND MARY ANN HYDE PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
Edward ĎEdí R. Hyde í49 (ND) is a retired executive of the Sun Oil Company (now known as Sunoco). He joined Sun Oil immediately after leaving SMU and was with the company for 41 years. Mr. Hyde's specific role and responsibilities are not known; however, according to contact reports he spent several years at the company's Philadelphia headquarters and more than 20 years of his career internationally, including time in Liberia, Africa. Mr. Hyde left the Sunoco in the late 1980s.
Mr. Hyde attended SMU with the class of 1949, but did not earn a degree. During his time at SMU he was involved with the Arden Playhouse group after being encouraged to join by classmate Aaron Spelling. Mr. Hyde is a native of Mabank, Texas.
Mr. Hyde is married to Mary Ann ĎLolaí (Jackson) Hyde, a native of Dallas. She is an alumna of the Hockaday School earning her high school diploma in 1949 and her junior college diploma in 1951. She continues to serve the school as an agent for the class of 1949.
According to contact reports, after graduation she worked as an administrative assistant for Sun Oil before her marriage to Mr. Hyde. Mrs. Hyde is currently serving as a member of the Executive Board for the Meadows School of the Arts. She is also a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League and chaired the new member luncheon in 2010.
JOSH ABRAMOVITCH is a junior from Pearland, Texas, majoring in physics and engineering management, information and systems.
DAVID JANSEN MEMORIAL ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
MR. AND MRS. JOE FRANK JANSEN, DONORS
Jeffrey David Jansen, a former President's Scholar at SMU, graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1989. Jeffrey worked as a financial analyst before his death in 1991.
TREVOR YOUNGBLOOD is a junior from Houston, Texas, majoring in computer science with game development specialization.
JONES DAY PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS THROUGH SMU'S WILLIS M. TATE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
Jones Day is one of the largest international law firms with more than 2,200 lawyers in 30 major economic and financial centers around the world. The firm is honored to count among its clients members of the Fortune Global 500 and half of the Fortune 500. Jones Day is one firm worldwide. Jones Day ranks as one of the largest law offices in Dallas, with more than 185 lawyers. The size and breadth of the Jones Day Dallas practice enables the office to provide a full range of services to clients in Texas and throughout the world.
AMY CHEN is a junior from Flower Mound, Texas, majoring in political science and communications.
RICHARD GEE is a junior from Charlotte, North Carolina, majoring in political science and economics.
MARY WEBBER is a junior from Houston, Texas, majoring in philosophy and political science.
LACERTE FAMILY PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS THROUGH SMU'S WILLIS M. TATE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
Lawrence Lacerte is founder and former president and CEO of Lacerte Software Corporation. . He also is the founder, president and CEO of Lacerte Technologies, producers of Exponet HR. He is a trustee for St. Markís School of Texas and a former member of the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business at SMU.
Joyce Lacerte holds membership on the boards of SMUís Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series and the Dallas Zoological Society.
LASHLEE WARNER is a senior from New Orleans, Louisiana, majoring in Spanish and biological science.
WILLIAM H. LIVELY PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
William H. Lively is president and CEO of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation and president and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. A native Texan, Mr. Lively earned his Bachelor of Music degree at SMU in 1965 and his Master of Education degree in 1970 from North Texas State University from 1998 through 2000. Mr. Lively was president and CEO of Up With People, headquartered in Denver. Mr. Lively was a member of SMUís faculty and administration for 25 years. While at SMU, Mr. Lively served as vice president for development and external affairs and director of The Campaign for SMU; interim athletic director; associate vice president and executive director of the SMU Alumni Association; and associate vice president for University development. Mr. Lively founded the Universityís Tate Lecture Series.
In response to Mr. Livelyís years of service to the University, and especially to the Tate Lecture Series, a group of Dallas business and civic leaders made gifts to SMU to establish a Tate Lecture named in his honor with the proceeds dedicated to support SMU Presidentís Scholars. This generous philanthropic gesture was made in secret and was a surprise to Mr. Lively, for which he and his wife, Mickey, have expressed their enduring gratitude.
ALBERT N. ROHNSTEDT ENDOWED PRESIDENTíS SCHOLAR
LOMAS MORTGAGE USA AND FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF ALBERT ROHNSTEDT, DONORS
Albert N. Rohnstedt, former president and chief executive officer of The Lomas & Nettleton Company, served for many years as a member of the boards of Lomas & Nettleton Financial Corporation and Lomas & Nettleton Mortgage Investors. Mr. Rohnstedt was a pioneer in modern mortgage banking and an industry leader throughout his career, which began in the early 1930s. He passed away in November 1987. This scholarship was created and funded by 152 donations from friends and colleagues.
MAGUIRE OIL COMPANY PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
Maguire Oil Company was founded in Dallas in 1969 by Cary M. Maguire, who earlier had managed his fatherís business, Russell Maguire Oil Operations. The Maguire family has participated in more than 150 oil and gas discoveries over the years. Mr. Maguire served on SMUís Board of Trustees for 25 years and now serves as trustee emeritus. He is the founder of both the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility and the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU, and the Maguire building at SMU is named after him. Mr. Maguire also serves on the National Petroleum Council and the Madison Council of the Library of Congress.
HANNAH BLISS is a senior from Wildwood, Missouri, and is majoring in political science and accounting.
THE ROBERT F. AND JEANNETTE K. O'MEARA ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
This scholarship was created in memory of Robert F. O'Meara and in honor of Jeanette K. O'Meara, parents of†Kevin P. O'Meara.† Kevin O'Meara was†a member of the inaugural class†of President's Scholars in 1982. He received a B.A. in Economics and a B.B.A. from SMU in 1986 and went on to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1988.††Kevin OíMeara co-founded, is the former president and COO of Builders FirstSource, a publicly traded building products manufacturing and distribution company. He has continued his involvement with SMU, having served as co-chair of the Presidentís Scholars Alumni Endowment Fund. Patricia Ryan OíMeara received her B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and her J.D. from Duke University School of Law. The couple has three children.
RAHFIN FARUK is a sophomore from Richardson, Texas, majoring in public policy, economics and international relations.
THE OAKLAWN FOUNDATION ENDOWED PRESIDENTíS SCHOLAR
This endowed scholarship was initiated by William A. Arnold, IV, who graduated from SMU in 1986. While at SMU, Bill was actively involved with the SMU Student Foundation Endowment Fund, served as a Business School Senator and later became Student Body Treasurer in his senior year. He has served as a member of the SMU Alumni Association Board of Directors and participates in various recruiting and fund-raising efforts. Mr. Arnold was elected to The Oaklawn Foundation Board of Directors in 1986 . In recent years, Oaklawn has contributed to the Dedman Life Sciences Building and generously supported efforts to bring the George W. Bush Presidential Library to SMU.
KATIE GOLDEN is a sophomore from Keller, Texas, majoring in biological sciences.
OMNI HOTELS PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS THROUGH SMU'S WILLIS M. TATE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
Omni Hotels offers luxury accommodations at 40 hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. Based in the Dallas metroplex, Omni offers ten award-winning properties in all the major markets across the state and furthers its leading position in Texas when it opens the doors to the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in late 2008.
From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each location features four-diamond services, including outstanding signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique fitness options. The brand creates compelling, memorable guest experiences by tempting the senses in innovative ways, surrounding them with a balanced blend of scents, sounds, sights, textures and tastes. Omniís mission for total customer service is further supported by its ďPower of OneĒ program that empowers associates to make on-the-spot decisions to meet or exceed guest expectations. Omni Hotels was recently ranked ďHighest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel ChainsĒ in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study(SM) for the second year in a row.
ALEXANDRA DAMIANOS is a sophomore from Westport, Connecticut, majoring in history.
TAYLOR KARA is a sophomore from Merritt Island, Florida, majoring in political science and journalism.
ALAINA LEGGETTE is a sophomore from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, majoring in economics with financial applications.
ONCOR PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS THROUGH SMU'S WILLIS M. TATE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
Oncor, the transmission and distribution subsidiary of TXU Corp., delivers power to approximately three million homes and businesses in Texas through more than 100,000 miles of distribution and 14,000 miles of transmission lines.
Oncor has made a commitment to the communities it serves to provide safe and reliable electric service and support educational programs that make a difference.
KETETHA OLENGUE is a sophomore from Colleyville, Texas, majoring in mathematics and computer science with a pre-medical specialization.
DANIEL TRUJILLO is a sophomore from La Canada Flintridge, California, majoring in psychology and management with a premedical focus.
KELLY KISER is a sophomore from Columbus, Ohio, majoring in biological sciences and Spanish.
THE LAURENCE AND CATHERINE PERRINE ENDOWED PRESIDENTíS SCHOLAR
A professor of English at SMU for 34 years, Laurence Perrine was highly esteemed by students and colleagues alike. His textbooks and scholarly writings brought him an international reputation. The success of Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense (originally two volumes) made this endowment possible, and it remains a standard text. Catherine Perrine received many awards and citations for her work on environmental matters as a member of the League of Women Voters, Save Open Spaces, and numerous state and local task forces. The couple was renowned for their dedication, intelligence, and generosity of spirit.
PEGGY PRUITT is a sophomore student from Kansas City, Missouri, majoring in anthropology.
KATHRYN SCHAIBLE is a sophomore student from The Woodlands, Texas, majoring in dance and international studies.
CHARLES H. AND REGINA PISTOR ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
Charles H. and Regina Pistor have been active in the Dallas community for more than 30 years. Mr. Pistor is a former trustee and vice chair of SMU. In 1987, he was honored as a distinguished alumnus. A former president of the American Bankers Association and CEO of Republic Bank Dallas, Mr. Pistor holds three degrees, including an M.B.A. from SMU. Mrs. Pistor received a B.S. in education from the University of Texas. The Pistors have a daughter who is an ordained Presbyterian minister; two sons, both of whom hold M.B.A. degrees from SMU; and six grandchildren.
MICHELLE ENGLE is a senior from Richardson, Texas, majoring in biological sciences and Spanish.
THE CUSTARD AND PITTS FAMILY ENDOWED PRESIDENTíS SCHOLARS
L. FRANK PITTS, LINDA PITTS CUSTARD, AND WILLIAM A. CUSTARD, DONORS
The respect and loyalty of the Pitts/Custard Family for SMU has prompted L. Frank Pitts, his daughter, Linda Pitts Custard, and her husband, William A. Custard, to ultimately fund four Presidentís Scholars. Mr. and Mrs. Custard are graduates of SMU, and Mrs. Custard is a Trustee of the University.
THE LINDA PITTS CUSTARD PRESIDENTíS SCHOLAR
MADELEINE BOUDREAUX is a first year student from Theodore, Alabama, majoring in theatre studies and civil engineering.
THE L. FRANK PITTS PRESIDENTíS SCHOLARS
SYLVIANNE NGUYEN is a junior from Richardson, Texas, majoring in business and French.
DENNIS TAKEDA is a sophomore from Carrollton, Texas, majoring in finance and international studies.
THE WILLIAM A. CUSTARD PRESIDENTíS SCHOLARS
GINA FORD is a senior from Fort Worth, Texas, majoring in oboe performance and psychology.
A. KENNETH PYE AND JUDITH KING PYE ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
SMU BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DONORS
A. Kenneth Pye was named the ninth president of SMU in 1987. Mr. Pye served the University with distinction until his resignation three weeks before his death in 1994. As president of SMU, Mr. Pye advanced diversity on the campus, increased the endowment by 43 percent, reestablished ﬁscal stability and supported academic integrity as hallmarks of the institution. Prior to coming to SMU, Mr. Pye served Duke University in several capacities: professor of law, university counsel, director of international studies, dean of the law school, chancellor and acting president. Mr. and Mrs. Pye met in Washington, D.C., and during their marriage, Mrs. Pye devoted herself to supporting her husband in his career.
Their son, Henry Williams Pye, graduated from SMU with a J.D. and an M.B.A. in 1997. Henry currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Resident Solutions for JPI Companies based in Irving. JPI Resident Solutions encompasses the financial, operating, legal, and technical aspects of voice, video, and data services, bulk services, unit and building access control, unit and common area audio-video and lifestyle technologies, and other low voltage amenities and systems. JPI Resident Solutions also coordinates JPIís and Third Party efforts with regard to high-performance, sustainable, and environmentally conscious design including LEED certification and energy management.
DANIEL PICKETT is a senior from Denton, Texas, majoring in biological sciences.
THE RAINER FAMILY/AUDREY GRIMES EPPERSON WILLIAM J. AND CAROLYN M. RAINER DONORS
William Rainer received his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from SMU. While a student, he lettered in basketball and baseball, and for several years he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Mr. Rainer is a co-founder of Greenwich Capital Markets, Inc. and a former member of the SMU Board of Trustees. He currently serves as chair on the Deanís Council at Harvard Divinity School. Mr. Rainer was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be chairman of the United States Enrichment Corporation and completed his public service as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in 2001. Carolyn Mattson Rainer received her B.A. degree from SMU and her M.S.W. degree from Columbia University and serves on the executive board of SMU-in-Taos. She is also on the SMU Central Universities Library Executive Board. They have three children.
DEREK PHANEKHAM is a sophomore from Fort Worth, Texas, majoring in computer science.
THE GINA REAUD ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
ANDY LIN is a senior from Austin, Texas, majoring in biological sciences and geology.
CARL AND PEGGY SEWELL PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS
Carl Sewell, chairman of Sewell Automotive Companies and author of Customers for Life, received a B.B.A. degree from SMU. He serves SMU as chair of the Board of Trustees and as a member and past chair of the executive board of the Cox School of Business. He is a past president of St. Markís School of Texas and has served on the boards of the Neiman Marcus Group, SouthwestMedia Corporation, First City Bank, Ford Bank Group and United National Bank.
Peggy Sewellís current civic involvement includes serving on the boards of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor Health Care Foundation, North Dallas Shared Ministries, the American Film Institute, The Dallas Museum of Artís Board of Trustees and the Advisory Funding Board of the Junior League of Dallas. She also has served on the Susan G. Komen board of directors, SMU Meadows School of the Arts executive board and as a trustee of The Hockaday School. Together Peggy and Carl co-chaired SMUís 1996-97 Annual Giving Campaign. Peggy is a contributing editor of Southern Accents magazine.
CARL AND PEGGY SEWELL ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS
AARON CHU is a sophomore from Plano, Texas, majoring in biological sciences and possibly business.
TYLER FRISKE is a sophomore from Southlake, Texas, majoring in mechanical engineering and pre-medicine.
ALLISON LEOPOLD is a junior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, majoring in environmental engineering, mathematics and dance.
LAUREN LYNGSTAD is a junior from Fargo, North Dakota ,majoring in finance.
ASHLEY MCNEIL is a junior from San Antonio, Texas, majoring in mechanical engineering.
JARROD MILHORN is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in biochemistry.
JAISON THOMAS is a junior from Carrollton, Texas, majoring in accounting and biology.
ALEX USSERY is a junior from Austin, Texas, majoring in civil engineering.
CARL AND PEGGY SEWELL ANNUAL PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS
TYLER ANDERSON is a junior from Ozark, Missouri, majoring in business management, economics, public policy and political science.
CHIP ARNOLD is a sophomore from New Orleans, Louisiana, majoring in business.
JULIANNA BOND is a sophomore from North Potomac, Maryland, majoring in business management and political science.
ANDREW CATES is a sophomore from Mesquite, Texas, majoring in risk management.
LAURA CHEN is a junior from Carrollton, Texas majoring in management science.
MARIAH COWLEY is a junior from McKinney, Texas, majoring in civil and environmental engineering.
MEERA DAY is a junior from San Marcos, Texas, majoring in mechanical engineering.
EMILY DUNN is a sophomore from Harker Heights, Texas, majoring in mechanical engineering.
ELISA FARRELL is a junior from Coppell, Texas, majoring in business management.
WILLIAM FOX is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri, majoring in engineering.
TYLER HARRIS is a senior from Newport, Arkansas, majoring in business.
ALLISON HAWKS is a junior from Cedar Park, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering.
HAYLEY HEATLEY is a junior from Wellington, Florida, majoring in finance and biological science.
JONATHAN HILL is a senior from Maitland, Florida, majoring in finance, mathematics and engineering management, information and systems.
CONNOR KITE is a senior from Cypress, Texas, majoring in mechanical engineering and mathematics.
JAYWIN MALHI is a junior from Garland, Texas, majoring in business management and political science.
ANDREW MARTEL is a sophomore from Overland Park, Kansas, majoring in electrical engineering with a biomedical specialization.
CODY MERRILL is a senior from Broken Bow, Oklahoma, majoring in finance and economics.
MICHAEL MITCHELL is a senior from Austin, Texas, majoring in finance and psychology.
MATTHEW MONTSINGER is a sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee, majoring in business.
MATTHEW MOZDZEN is a sophomore from Gilbert, Arizona, majoring in mechanical engineering.
LADE OBAMEHINTI is a sophomore from Keller, Texas, majoring mechanical engineering and mathematics.
BRADLEY RAY is a senior from Plano, Texas, majoring in mechanical engineering.
LUCY RICHARDSON is a sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas, majoring in civil engineering.
FARBEEN SAFA is a sophomore from Arlington, Texas, majoring in finance and biology.
TIMOTHY SCALZO is a senior from Southlake, Texas, majoring in computer science and mathematics.
LINDSAY SEIDEL is a junior from Dallas, Texas, majoring in marketing and psychology.
DOUGLAS SELLERS is a senior from Montgomery, Alabama, majoring in finance and history.
RACHEL VAUGHAN is a senior from Cedar Hill, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering, chemistry and biomedical engineering.
CHARLES S. SHARP ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS RUTH SHARP ALTSHULER AND THE LATE CHARLES S. SHARP, DONORS
Charles S. Sharp was vice chair of the board of Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company and president of the Mayflower Investment Company. His civic honors and responsibilities included service as chair of the boards of The Salvation Army, United Way, YMCA, and the Dallas Summer Musicals. Ruth Altshuler ('48) is a past chair of S Board of Trustees and served as co-chair of The Campaign for SMU: A Time to Lead.
DIANA ANTOHE is a junior from Dallas, Texas, majoring in studio art.
DANIEL BOUCHARD is a junior from Perryton, Texas, majoring in music education and vocal performance.
ADRIENNE COOKSLEY is a junior from Austin, Texas, majoring in psychology.
JOSHUA KUMLER is a junior from Jupiter, Florida, majoring in theatre.
ESTHER LIU is a senior from Lewisville, Texas, majoring in communications and engineering management, information and sytems.
SAVANNAH NILES is a senior from Fort Worth, Texas, majoring in studio art and creative computation.
HAROLD SIMMONS FOUNDATION ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS
The Harold Simmons Foundation, established in 1998, is chaired by Harold Simmons. Lisa Simmons Epstein, his daughter, is president. The foundation awards grants supporting medical research; health and human services, including programs targeting high-risk youth and families; and the educational, cultural, and civic improvement programs.
JACOB FLEMING is a senior from Livermore, Colorado, majoring in biochemistry.
BERNARDO LOPEZ-MOGOLLON is a senior from San Antonio, Texas, majoring in economics and history.
MARGARET MOCHEL is a sophomore from Aurora, Colorado, majoring in biomedical mechanical engineering and Latin American and Iberian studies.
KATHLEEN STRAUSS is a sophomore from San Antonio, Texas, majoring in studio art.
ROY AND CHRISTINE STURGIS CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL TRUST OF DALLAS ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR
Roy Sturgis was one of 10 children of an Arkansas farmer and homemaker. He dropped out of school after the eighth grade to work in the sawmills. Mr. Sturgis met married Texas native Christine Johns. They spent most of their lives in Arkansas, although they lived in Dallas during the 1960's. Roy and Christine Sturgis were successful in the timber and sawmill industries of southern Arkansas and other real estate and business investments. Roy Sturgis died in 1976, and Christine Sturgis died in 1981. Christine Sturgis created the Dallas-based charitable trust that bears their names. Although neither had an opportunity to receive an advanced education, they recognized the importance of a formal education for everyone. Their generosity through the charitable trust has provided scholarships for many young people attending colleges in Texas and Arkansas.
LUKE APISA is a senior from Centerville, Ohio, majoring in biological sciences, German and economics.
JOSEPH OTTOLENGHI is a senior from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, majoring in psychology.
WILLIS M. TATE PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS TATE LECTURE SERIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS, DONORS
The Tate Board of Directors was created in 1992 to serve in an advisory capacity to the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Board members pay annual dues in support of three Presidentís Scholars. Currently, Terdema L. Ussery chairs the 43-member board.
CHRISTIAN GENCO is a senior from Colleyville, Texas, majoring in biochemistry.
ALEXANDER HOSKINS is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in theatre studies and arts management.
MARY KATHERINE SHOEMAKER is a sophomore from Point Clear, Alabama, majoring in biological sciences.
KYLE NAKATSUKA is a sophomore from Honolulu, Hawaii, majoring in biochemistry.
TOLLESON PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARS THROUGH SMU'S WILLIS M. TATE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
MR. AND MRS. JOHN C. TOLLESON, DONORS
John C. Tolleson is the chairman and chief executive officer of Tolleson Wealth Management, a Dallas-based private banking and wealth management ﬁrm. He is the founder, former chairman and CEO of First USA, Inc., one of the largest independent credit card companies in the U.S. prior to its merger with Bank One in 1997. John serves on several boards, including Southwestern Medical Foundation, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, SMU Board of Trustees and the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. In addition, he serves as chairman of the Executive Board of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business and was the recipient of the Cox School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in 1996.
Debbie Tolleson is the president of the Tolleson Family Foundation and serves on the board of directors of Tolleson Wealth Management and on the executive board of Meadows School of the Arts. She is a member of the Presidentís Advisory Council of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, the SMU Parent Leadership Council and the Honorary Advisory Board of the World Affairs Council. Debbie is a founding member of The Womenís Auxiliary of Nexus and is active in fundraising for various charitable organizations.
JENNA HANNUM is a sophomore from Rockport, Texas, majoring in theatre studies and Spanish.
JANICE KIM is a sophomore from Plano, Texas, majoring in biological sciences.
SARAH MOWERY is a sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas, majoring in markets and culture and in French.
PRESIDENTíS SCHOLAR THROUGH SMUíS PRESIDENTíS SCHOLARS ALUMNI
In 2002 the Presidentís Scholars Program at SMU celebrated its 20th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, Presidentís Scholars alumni and their parents contributed funds to establish the Presidentís Scholars Alumni Endowment Fund. The earnings from this endowment support a Presidentís Scholar. This great tradition and program will continue to grow with continued support.
Ms. Becky Broadfoot Cullum, who is a Presidentís Scholar alumna, is the alumni representative. Ms. Cullum graduated in 2000 with a degree in Management Sciences and is working with the Young Life Organization.
JESSICA MAXEY is a senior from Shreveport, Louisiana, majoring in electrical engineering with a biomedical specialization, chemistry, and mathematics.
PRESIDENT SCHOLARS SUPPORTED BY SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
LAURA ADAMETZ is a first year student from Little Rock, Arkansas, majoring in engineering management information systems and economics.
ERIC ALT is a junior from Garland, Texas, majoring in chemistry, mathematics and mechanical engineering.
MAI BEDAIR is a junior from Sunnyvale, Texas, majoring in pre-medicine studies and psychology.
BRANDON BUB is a junior from Plano, Texas, majoring in English.
MELODY CARON is a senior from Austin, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering with a computer engineering specialization.
BRENDAN CELII is a first year student from Dallas, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering.
ABIGAIL CLARK is a senior from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, majoring in flute performance.
MICHAEL DEARMAN is a junior from Houston, Texas, majoring in philosophy and history.
GARRETT FISHER is a first year student from Irving, Texas, majoring in public policy with a prelaw focus.
SEAN GRADY is a first year student from Bedford, Texas, majoring in engineering.
MICHAEL GRAVES is a junior from Bossier City, Louisiana, majoring in corporate communications and religious studies.
NICOLE HARTMAN is a first year student from Lewisville, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering.
JEFFREY HE is a junior from Plano, Texas, majoring in biological sciences.
JUSTIN HICKS is a first year student from McKinney, Texas, majoring in biological sciences and Spanish.
EDWARD KERR is a first year student from Lakeland, Florida, majoring in biological sciences.
JEAN-LUC KRADIN is a first year student from Dallas, Texas, majoring in music composition.
PAUL KROEGER is a senior from Flower Mound, Texas, majoring in music with a concentration in voice performance.
EMILY LAMAR is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in anthropology.
CHRISTINA LOLLAR is a sophomore from Mesquite, Texas, majoring in biochemistry.
COLLETTE MARCHESSEAULT is a first year student from Herndon, Virginia, majoring in biological sciences and mathematics.
CORINNE MATTHEWS is a senior from Sachse, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering, English and mathematics.
KELSEY MONTGOMERY is a first year student from Dallas, Texas, majoring in biological sciences and psychology.
ALEXANDER MUNOZ is a first year student from Round Rock, Texas, majoring in computer science with game specialization.
ANNA NORKETT is a first year student from Flower Mound, Texas, majoring in finance and public policy.
MATTHEW RISPOLI is a senior from Brownsville, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering, physics, and mathematics.
REBECCA ROTHSTEIN is a first year student from Colorado Springs, Colorado, majoring in international studies and theatre studies.
ANNE-SOPHIE SIMARD is a junior from Memphis, Tennessee, majoring in biological sciences.
KYLE SWARTZ is a first year student from Chandler, Arizona, majoring in biological sciences.
ANDREW UDOFA is a junior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, majoring in biological sciences with a pre-medicine specialization.
HAYLEY WAGNER is a junior from Aurora, Colorado, majoring in anthropology and French.
AVERI WHITE is a first year student from Dallas, Texas, majoring in biological sciences and political science.
JENNIFER ZOTZ is a first year student from McKinney, Texas, majoring in international studies and human rights.
SMU ALUMNI BOARD ENDOWED PRESIDENTíS SCHOLAR
In 2008 SMUís Alumni Board partnered with SMU Trustee and alumnus Carl Sewell í66 to create a challenge designed to increase alumni participation in giving, particularly in support of scholarships. The result was the establishment of an endowed Presidentís Scholarship.
Ken Malcolmson í74 currently serves as SMUís chair of the Alumni Board and alumni representative for the Board of Trustees. He also serves as a member of the SMU-in-Taos Executive Board and of the Cox Associate Board in the Cox School of Business. Mr. Malcolmson is the chief executive officer of the West Central Region for Humana, one of the nationís largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies. He is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning for the companyís commercial PPO, consumer-choice and self-insured health benefit products in Texas, Colorado and Utah. He also is involved in numerous community activities, including the March of Dimes, Southwest Benefits Association, The American Benefits Council and First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, where he serves as an elder.
WILLIAM BADARAK is a senior from Riverside, California, majoring in finance and economics.
RAAMIS KHWAJA is a sophomore from Flower Mound, Texas, majoring in biological sciences.
ALEXIS RICCI is a junior from Dallas, Texas, majoring in business.