SMU will host its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony a week from today, and former University Park Mayor James “Blackie” Holmes is among the honorees. Holmes earned two degrees on the Hilltop: a B.B.A. in 1957 and an L.L.B. in 1959. He was mayor from 2004 to 2010, and the Curtis Park pool was subsequently renamed the Holmes Aquatic Center in his honor. I’ll leave it to the fine folks in the SMU communications office to tell you more.
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