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Dallas Young Alumni

Approximately sixty percent of our Young Alumni live in the Dallas Metroplex.  The Dallas Young Alumni Affinity Group, known as DYA, was formed to connect young graduates through events and meaningful volunteer opportunities. Dallas Young Alumni hosts a variety of social, cultural, career networking, and family events throughout the academic year. Young Alumni include graduates from the classes of 1994-2014. 

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Dallas Young Alumni Event Calendar

Saturday, February 21
6 p.m. CT

Dallas Alumni - Black Excellence Ball
The Black Alumni of SMU and the Association of Black Students (ABS) invite you to the Fourth Annual Black Excellence Ball. This  reception will honor the 2015 Black Alumni of SMU History Makers and celebrate  the Association of Black Students Scholars.  $35 ticket price includes dinner and a tax-deductible contribution to the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund. Highlights include performances by SMU students and  alumni, a silent auction and dancing to close out the night! 6 p.m. - Registration. 7 p.m. - Program begins. Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, SMU Campus.

Monday, March 2
9 a.m. CT

Dallas Young Alumni - Dr. Seuss Day at DeZavala Elementary
Make Monday, March 2, a special day by joining fellow DYA and  United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to read to  students at Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School. Volunteers will share the importance of literacy, read fun books and talk with some great kids.

Thursday, March 19
6:30 p.m. CT

Dallas Museum of Art - LAB ART Texas Mixer
Join Dallas Young Alumni and DMA Junior Associates  for a mixer at LAB ART Texas.Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at a mixer presented by SMU DYA in collaboration with  DMA Junior Associates and Minibar at LAB ART Texas, a new gallery in the Dallas Design District featuring works by some of the most prominent up-and-coming names in the international street art scene.

Monday, March 23
7:15 a.m. CT

Dallas Young Alumni Breakfast Series - SMU Athletics
Join your fellow young alumni for a breakfast to welcome Head SMU Football Coach Chad Morris to the Hilltop. Morris was named AFCA National Assistant Coach of the Year and one of five finalists for National Offensive Coordinator of the Year by in 2013, and the National Offensive Coordinator of the Year by in 2011.

Tuesday, March 31
8 p.m. CT

Dallas Alumni - Meadows at the Meyerson
Join us for the 22nd anniversary of SMU Meadows School of the Arts' annual spring gala, "Meadows at the Meyerson 2015," which directly supports student scholarships. This event will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler's epic masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) with two renowned opera singers- tenor and Meadows faculty member Clifton Forbis and mezzo soprano Michaela Martens. Ticket price includes admission to the third annual Meadows Alumni Champagne & Dessert Reception following the concert. Tickets for Dallas Young Alumni (Classes of 2004-2014) are $50 per person and include a $25 gift to SMU. Tickets for all other alumni are $100 and include a $75 gift to SMU. For sponsorship opportunities and levels, please contact Ellen Jackson via phone, 214.768.4189, or email,