Student Stories

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Refugee parents inspire student to help others

Kovan Barzani not only has exceeded his Kurdish-American parents' expectations, but has worked with the International Rescue Committee to offer literacy and technology skills to those served by the IRC.

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Student creates life-saving toolkit for women

Dominique Earland used grants from SMU's Community Outreach Fellowship and Engaged Learning Program to create and share a 36-page life-saving toolkit for women who may become mothers.

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Parents struggle inspires student to help others

As a child, Olivia Nguyen saw her immigrant Vietnamese parents struggle with adjusting to a new country. She has taken knowledge of her parents' challenges to help others

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SMU global health professor mentors others

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For SMU senior Dylan DeMuth, a challenge from Professor Eric Bing led the premed student to teaching health workers in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and the U.S.

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