Emily Gardner-Kelly

Emily Gardner

Admission Counselor
emilyg@udallas.edu

Fall travel schedule coming soon!

 

Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Alma Mater: University of Dallas, 2015

Degree: B.A. Psychology

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: I support UD's overall mission. I especially appreciate how UD's Core Curriculum sets it apart from other liberal arts universities. UD students learn how to think independently, critically and creatively while studying primary texts from some of the greatest authors in the history of Western Civilization. It is a unique way of learning and relating to the texts that is both liberating and enjoyable. The students and professors here support each other in the pursuit of wisdom and virtue, and I believe that is how a liberal arts education should be.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Cap Bar

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? Katy Trail, Klyde Warren Park, DMA, Uptown, Deep Ellum -- I can't pick just one! There are plenty of cool places to hang out in Dallas.

Favorite Book: Crime and Punishment

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Terra Mediterranean Grill

Favorite UD Event: Mallapalooza

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Berchtesgaden, Germany -- it's a small town near Salzburg. I got lost with my friend on the way to find it, but it was a beautiful sight once we got there. Most of the shops were closed because we arrived at night, but I had some of the best hot chocolate I've ever tasted, and the memories that I made that day will stay with me the rest of my life.

Advice to Prospective Students: There are so many ways to be involved on UD's campus. Take advantage of the opportunities that surround you. Challenge yourself in areas where you think you might need more prompting, and watch yourself grow into a stronger and more mature person as a result.