For more than 100 years, SMU has shaped minds, explored the frontiers of knowledge and fostered an entrepreneurial spirit across its degree-granting schools.
Explore these stories of Mustangs who have been shaped by unbridled experiences on the University’s beautiful campuses and in the dynamic city of Dallas – and become world-changing leaders in their professions and communities.
“My son had Ivy League ambitions, but the way he was cared for, coached, inspired and challenged by SMU staff, faculty and peers was beyond all expectations. We are eternally grateful to SMU.”
– Brad Elledge, father of Nick Elledge ’11
More SMU World Changers
As the son of Kurdish refugees, Kovan Barzani ’17 wanted to make the most of his college experience. Before he graduated from SMU, he triple majored, managed a Texas House campaign, started a program to teach refugees job skills and turned a finance internship into a full-time job.
SMU’s singular approach to integrating rigorous learning with hands-on experience will prepare you to achieve your educational goals and expand your world in ways you never imagined. Ours is a community of people forging their own paths. We’d like to help you shape yours.