Donated by Ann W. McDonald
Paver location: 3-E (see map)
The four years I spent at SMU - Fall 1953 - Spring 1957 - gave me the confidence to be out on my own. Even in the day that women were not expected to have a "career" outside the home, I wanted to pursue the skills I learned in a variety of classes. Because of my main journalism professor, I was hired only six months after my graduation to be the editor of the employee magazine of the First National Bank of Dallas. This bank, which is no longer in existence, had 1,100 employees, and I believe I got to know almost all of them. Mr. Callihan and Mr. Reese had prepared me to work hard, ask questions, and learn new skills. I literally had to do everything to create each issue except the art work on the cover and the actual printing! It was truly the most perfect job for me at that time. After two and a half years there, I left to be married and live on a cotton farm on the South Plains but continued to use my writing and photography talents other ways.
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