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Jewish Studies: Student Spotlight

SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter

Originally Posted: June 25, 2018

This is an excerpt from the 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter. Read the full newsletter here: SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter

Student Spotlight 


Rob Shapiro, BA Psychology 

A graduate of the San Diego Jewish Academy, Rob elected the minor in Jewish Studies to deepen his already rich knowledge of Jewish history, culture, and religion. He earned distinction in his ma-jor, as recognized by induction into the Psi Chi psychology hon-ors society. 

Rob has a passion for wrist-watches, and gained extensive knowledge about premium time pieces while working in sales at Bachendorf’s Jeweler. He plans to attend law school to focus on oil and gas. 

Chandler Snipes, BBA Finance 

Chandler’s interests range from music to sky-diving. As a senior in high school, he founded the Ruux Music Group, which he grew into a nationally-recognized business during his un-dergraduate career. Despite spending most weekends performing at music festivals around the country, he maintained a rigorous pro-gram of study. Chandler participated in the first SMU-in-Israel experience, where he ex-tended his trip to network with business asso-ciates in Tel Aviv. 

Chandler undertook an independent study of Israeli music, tracing its evolution from the pioneer days of European folk music to its international recognition in the annual Euro-vision Song Contest. He will continue his stud-ies at the Cox School of Business in the fall to pursue a Master of Science in Accounting.