Hunt Leadership Scholars Program


Alissa Williams


Alissa Williams

Alissa is a Senior from Lake Jackson, Texas. She is pursuing a degree in Journalism and Finance.

High School Leadership Activities & Experiences:

  • Student Body President
  • Teen correspondent for CBS’s Great Day Houston
  • Four-year regional qualifying varsity swim team member

SMU Accomplishments

  • William J. O’Neil Business Journalism Scholar
  • Academic Development Chair, Delta Delta Delta Sorority
  • University Honors Program
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • Member of SMU’s chapter of the Radio Television Digital News Association

What do you like most about being a Hunt Scholar?

Being a part of the Hunt Leadership Scholars Program has definitely changed my life because not only have I been given the chance to cultivate my leadership abilities, but I also have had the opportunity to learn about what leaders around the world are doing to make a difference. From listening to speakers at the Tate Lecture Series to attending events related to the George W. Bush Foundation, I have been inspired to make a difference of my own while I am at SMU and to carry that same mission with me after I leave this campus.