Entrepreneur, Engineer, Executive, Educator Bobby B. Lyle To Receive The J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award On March 29

Like the late Dallas Mayor J. Erik Jonsson, Bobby B. Lyle has worn many hats. Both have been known as accomplished entrepreneurs, engineers, business executives, philanthropists and community leaders. Despite an age difference of more than 40 years, they also had visions of greatness for North Texas and the entities that would make the region world class. While Erik built … [Read more...]

A Passing: Robert S. Folsom

Not all the news today is wonderful. One of Dallas’ legendary leaders died Tuesday, January 24 — former Mayor Robert “Bob” Folsom. His 89 years of life bridged generations with successes and accomplishments. There were his years at SMU where he played football alongside Doak Walker and Kyle Rote and lettered in four sports (basketball, football, track and baseball). … [Read more...]

Gerald Turner Addresses SMU’s Past, Present And Future At Park Cities Historic And Preservation Society Distinguished Speaker Lunch

While Gerald Turner may be only the 10th president of SMU, he may well one day see the university renamed Gerald Turner University. After learning of the history, present lay of the land and the future plans for the “Harvard of the South,” guests at the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society would probably vote for the name change. With wife Gail Turner at the … [Read more...]

Beaked Dancers And Slices Of Watermelon Add To Opening Reception Of John Alexander’s Exhibition At Meadows Museum

As 600 guests arrived via the elevator at SMU's Meadows Museum for the Saturday, March 20th opening reception of “Human/Nature. The Ridiculous and Sublime Recent Works by John Alexander,” they were greeted by dancer Sarah Padilla in a beaked mask. As they strolled to the front doors of the museum, there were chunks of watermelon in clumps lining the walk. According to … [Read more...]

2014 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Presented To Trinity Trust’s Gail Thomas

The Trinity Trust’s Gail Thomas was honored by her alma mater SMU with the 2014 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award at Belo Mansion on Wednesday, March 19. Among the 300 friends and family members present were SMU VP of development and external affairs Brad Cheves, Cary Maguire and his daughter Blainey Maguire Hess, Caren Prothro, Mike Boone, Gene Cox, Ray Hunt, Dr. Terry … [Read more...]