THE JL HAIRSTON
James Hairston, born and raised in dallas, graduated from jesuit dallas in 1948. he went to St. Mary's, and SMU. Her loved SMU. He graduated with a BBA and went on the work for Hairston Produce Company in Dallas, where he had a very successful career. He married Gail Van Duzen, an SMU graduate and had three of his 7 children attend SMU, as well. He formed Hairston Properties and New Capital Funding ,later in life. This shows SMU students are entrepreneurial, self motivated and hard working. Mr. Hairston was a Sigma Chi member and many for his lifelong friends were SMU graudates. Mr. Hairston believed that a good educational foundation would bring great returns in life. He also knew family and friends mean the most in life, he cherished both. SMU ....GREAT HAPPENS HERE...because of outstanding instruction, a great business city, .like Dallas to make one's way in business and life and an alumni base that welcomes each new graduate! He says from HEAVEN...PONY UP!