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Hunt Leadership Scholars Program


Carissa Laughlin


Carissa Laughlin

Carissa is a Senior from St. Louis, Missouri. She is pursuing a degree in Marketing with a minor in Political Science.

High School Leadership Activities & Experiences:

  • Student Council President
  • St. Louis County Outstanding Student Leader Award 2011
  • Alumnae Award 2011- given to a student who represents the class in leadership, spirituality, and service

SMU Accomplishments

  • Ambassador for SMU Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • New Member Educator of Chi Omega Sorority
  • Student Foundation Development Chair 2013
  • Mustang Corral Leader 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Peruna Pal 2012

What do you like most about being a Hunt Scholar?

What I enjoy most about being a Hunt Scholar is the fact that everyone in the program is like a family. The program is not just a scholarship fund, but a close knit group of students with similar academic and leadership goals. In addition to having fun with the Hunt Scholars, many of them are my close friends that motivate me to work hard and hold me to a higher standard.