More Great Stories with World Changing Impact

Prepared to Lead

Finding Your Place

Kaitlyn Contreras, '20 was the first in her family to go to college. Find out how she found her place at SMU.

Buning 20

Tom & Chance Buning ‘20

Father-and-son graduates Tom Buning ’20 and Chance Buning ’20 have great memories from their shared time as students at SMU.

Here we go Mustangs!

Here We Go, Mustangs!

They’ve put in the hard work, and now the Class of 2019 is ready for life’s next big adventure.

Mickey's Wild Ride

Mickey's Wild Ride

From bobsledding to the Oklahoma State Legislature, Mickey Dollens ’11 never quits.

From Honduras to Texas, With Love.

Teaching Innovation

Teaching Innovation

SMU professors bring innovative tools and techniques to wherever the students are. And it only starts in the classroom.

Conquering the Divide

Conquering the Divide

SMU researchers hope their work will help cities make more equitable choices for residents of neighborhoods like Dallas' Vickery Meadow.

Cooking Up Something Good

Cooking Up Something Good

SMU first-year student Sarah Tersigni spoons a tiny piece of eggshell from the four eggs she's cracked into a glass bowl. She's making the filling for the lemon squares that she will serve later to fellow students in her residence hall.

Here We Go Mustangs 2020

Here We Go Mustangs '20

The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything this semester, but couldn’t stop our 2020 grads. They pivoted to remote classes and continued to learn, create and achieve.

Monica Lee '20

“SMU allowed me to try so many new things and supported my intellectual curiosity. Looking back, it is really cool to see all that I have accomplished.”

- Monica Lee '20

Seamonsters Unearthed

Seamonsters Unearthed

What happens on earth when you put an ocean where there wasn’t one before?

Shear Share

Shear Genius

SMU alum Courtney Caldwell ’00 and her husband, Tye, are shaking up the salon industry with ShearShare, a mobile B2B platform shaped for the gig economy.

Speaking Up!

Speaking Up

Hallie Hovey-Murray ’16 brings a fresh voice to autism advocacy.

Kaitlyn Contreras '20

First in her family, Kaitlyn Contreras finds her place

Stejara Dinulescu '19

Finding Your Path at SMU

Wired for Good

Wired For Good

See three SMU teams tapping technology to change lives.
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On the Fly

SMU engineers set up an innovative lab for drone study.