December 23, 2011

Senior Colby Kruger wanted to expand her previous volunteer services for Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas. With her Engaged Learning grant, she is teaching photography to teens from low-income neighborhoods while encouraging them to develop a realistic understanding of beauty. The business marketing major, who has a double minor in photography and art history, is working through a partnership with Girls Inc.

“I’ve had this idea for a workshop for about a year,” says Kruger. But what she lacked was equipment. The SMU grant enabled her to buy 18 cameras to teach the girls photographic skills. “I was so excited
to make this dream into a reality.”

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