Molly Smerko

Meredith College

Molly Smerko, a second year student at Meredith College, is a student leader active in a variety of social initiatives. She has been involved in rural poverty work, suicide awareness and interfaith understanding. Her passion for making a difference is infectious; she is passionate about serving the marginalized and investing in programs that create change. Molly plans to attend seminary and become a Presbyterian minister.

Dr. Jo Allen
President
Meredith College

Personal Statement

I have always been passionate about serving my community and my love of service has continued into my college career. Meredith College has afforded me lots of opportunities to give back to my school and my community. While at Meredith, I have served as a Student Adviser, guiding and mentoring first year students, and on the Better Together Leadership Team, which is an interfaith student group on campus. I also spearheaded Meredith's first ever Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week, of which I served as the Chief Student Organizer. My community service involvement has shaped me into a strong student and leader, and will benefit me in the future as I pursue a career in ministry.

Molly Smerko
Religious & Ethical Studies and Spanish: Class of 2018
written 2016

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