Scholar Spotlight | Studying Policy and Medicine Goes Hand in Hand

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Noelle Kendall ’19 is majoring in biological…

Noelle Kendall ’19 sits at Rep. Lamar Smith’s desk on the Tower Scholars Program visit to Washington, d.c.

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Noelle Kendall ’19 is majoring in biological sciences and earning minors in chemistry and French in addition to her Tower Scholars Program minor in public policy and international affairs. We asked her about her experience as a Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar and about why science and public policy matter to her.

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Scholar Spotlight | My SMU-in-Normandy Experience

For this month’s Scholar Spotlight we talked to senior Highland Capital Management…

For this month’s Scholar Spotlight we talked to senior Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Tim Smith ’19, recipient of the Marian Tower Scholarship, about his experience on the inaugural SMU-in-Normandy: History of D-Day & Europe’s Liberation study abroad program. Smith is majoring in political science and history with minors in philosophy, international studies, and public policy and international affairs.

Scholar Spotlight | Using Technology for Social Development

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Visakh Madathil ’21 spent his summer in…

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Visakh Madathil ’21 spent his summer in Washington, D.C. as a data-science/ software engineering intern with the Chief of Technology Officer and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We asked him about his experience.

Scholar Spotlight | A Student’s Push to Make SMU’s Campus Stronger

HCM Tower Scholar and Student Body President David Shirzad has dedicated his…

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David Shirzad at a meeting with the Tower Scholars Program in Washington D.C.

HCM Tower Scholar and Student Body President David Shirzad has dedicated his time at SMU to making the school a better place. He’s been a Peruna handler, a member of the Mob (a group of high-spirited students guaranteed tickets to men’s basketball games), a student representative to the Board of Trustees and more. His latest mission is to give students more opportunities to have their voices heard. For this month’s Scholar Spotlight we talked to David about his time at SMU and what advice he has for younger and incoming scholars.

Scholar Spotlight | Jump-starting political organizations on campus

For this month’s Scholar Spotlight we interviewed SMU Senior and HCM Tower…

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HCM Tower Scholar Drew Wicker speaks to his congressional district at the 2016 Texas Republican Convention.

For this month’s Scholar Spotlight we interviewed SMU Senior and HCM Tower Scholar Drew Wicker about his political activism on campus. Wicker is majoring in finance and plans to attend graduate school after graduating from SMU in May.