Black Alumni of SMU

Third Annual Black Excellence Ball
Presented by the Black Alumni of SMU and
the Association of Black Students

The Black Alumni of SMU and the Association of Black Students invite you to the Third Annual Black Excellence Ball. This reception will honor the 2014 Black Alumni of SMU History Makers and celebrate Association of Black Students' Scholars.

In 1952, John Weston Elliot, James Arthur Hawkins, James Vernon Lyles, Negail Rudolph Riley and Albert Cecil Williams enrolled in Perkins School of
Theology, becoming the first African American students to enroll at SMU. Join the Black Alumni of SMU 52 Club and support the Black Alumni of SMU Scholarship. Now through February 26, with a donation of $52, you will receive a ticket to the Black Excellence Ball, a ticket to the SMU vs. UCF men’s basketball game, entry to the happy hour during halftime and sponsor recognition in the event program.

Saturday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m.
Remarks at 7 p.m.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
East Ballroom
3140 Dyer Street
Dinner and beverages provided
Complimentary valet

Black Excellence Ball Black Alumni of SMU 52 Club


Register by Wednesday, February 26.

2014 History Maker Honorees

Gerald Alley '75
Troy Alley '76
Andrea Shonn Evans Brown '95
Pastor Richie L. Butler '93
Taylor Cole '03
Lauren Driskell '06
Monicia Gardner '00
Timothy Gardner '00
Bobby Leach '86
Dr. Henry Masters '71
Nefeterius McPherson '96

Guest Speaker

Richie Butler
Pastor Richie L. Butler '93

QUESTIONS? Contact Desiree LaPointe at or 214.768.4739.


SMU Office of Alumni Relations, PO Box 750173, Dallas TX 75275-0173
SMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. 

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