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和彩彩票Marge Novacek

Education Major to Teach, Mentor Middle School
Marge Novacek

Marge Novacek, BA ’20, had no plans to come to UD until April of her senior year of high school. At her mother’s urging she decided she would visit, sure she did not want to go so far from her 和彩彩票 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. During her visit she had some time to sit on the mall, contemplating and observing like a true (almost) UD student. It was in these moments, noting the people and the friendships in front of her, that she knew it was the place for her. 

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和彩彩票Maria Rossini

English Major Takes Literary Love to Virginia
Maria Rossini

When COVID-19 hit, Maria Rossini, BA ’20, was disappointed to have to leave her friends so suddenly, especially during her last semester at UD. And although she may have more time on her hands now, she says that “capturing the energy and support of the community has been difficult” — a sentiment that will surely resonate with any student.

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和彩彩票Andrew Butler

Business Major Delves Into Investment Banking
Andrew Butler

During Butler’s last visit to UD as a high school senior, he was talking with some students in the Society of St. Joseph who were hosting a cookout during Music on the Mall, when he realized he had found his school. Butler says he was struck by the liveliness of the conversations and the welcoming attitudes of all the students — this community was something he knew he wanted to be a part of.

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和彩彩票Yeabkal Wubshit

Comp Sci Major Goes from Ethiopia to Google
Yeabkal Wubshit

For many people, traveling over 8,000 miles to school might be too far, but not for Yeabkal Wubshit, BS ’20. Hailing from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Wubshit came to UD at the recommendation of a friend who was a current student at the university. The first time he set foot in the United States was when he arrived in Irving for UD’s freshman orientation.

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和彩彩票Mary Rose Corkey

Politics Major Breaks Into Journalism
Mary Rose Corkery

Sitting in her bedroom at 和彩彩票, away from UD for her last weeks of college, Mary Rose Corkery, BA ’20, cannot help but think about being on campus. She wishes for more of her favorite moments, like sitting on the Cap Bar patio after an early morning run, sipping coffee and waiting for campus to wake up. To see a place that is usually so vibrant and alive so quiet always filled Corkery with a peaceful silence that cannot be replicated — but this is only one of many ways in which UD affected Corkery.

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和彩彩票Adella Klinte

Business Major Pursues Cybersecurity
Adella Klinte

It is not uncommon for the University of Dallas (UD) and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) to get confused, and Adella Klinte, BA ’20, was unfortunately subject to that confusion. When she applied to UD, Klinte thought she was applying to UTD.

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和彩彩票Bill Bennett

Legacy Physics Major Soars Toward Aerospace
Bill Bennett

Given his strong UD legacy, Bill Bennett, BS ’20, was practically destined to attend the University of Dallas. Stories about UD’s Rome Program and rugby were essential aspects of Bennett’s childhood given that both of his parents, as well as many extended relatives, are UD alumni. But while UD was in his blood, he ultimately chose UD because he wanted both a liberal arts education and a degree in physics, and he knew UD was the best place to combine the two.

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和彩彩票Ana Henriquez

For Bio Major, UD’s Value Transcends Science
Ana Henriquez

When it came time for Ana Henriquez, BA ’20 and Class of 和彩彩票 valedictorian, to pick a college, she knew she wanted a small, Catholic, liberal arts university that offered both biology and Latin. That sounds like UD in a nutshell, and she thought so too. In the spring of her senior year of high school at The Atonement Academy in San Antonio, as she approached UD’s campus for her last visit, she knew she would spend the next four years there and shouted to her mom, “Look, that’s my tower! That’s my 和彩彩票!” And indeed just a few months later, she was on UD’s campus for the O’Hara Chemical Sciences Institute before starting the regular semester.

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