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Catalin Pavel

 Catalin Pavel

Successful careers in hospitality (Division Director for various Starwood Hotels and Resorts properties), law enforcement (certified by Colorado as a Police Field Training Officer, co-authored the Filed Training Manual approved by Colorado’s Peace Officers Standard Training (POST) Board, awarded Commendation Letter for Heroism in 2006 and Life Saving Medal in 2012), and academia (credentialed by Colorado as a Business/Management Community College Instructor; Dean’s Certificate for Excellence in Educating and Retaining Students).


Regis University, Colorado, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology, Magna cum laude, 2006.

Colorado State University, CO, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Strategic Management, Cum laude, 2011.

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Published a novel, Operation “Purple Four” under the pseudonym Lyn C. Avamir.

Lean Six Sigma by the Bullet - A Comprehensive LSS Guide in an easy-to-understand, bulleted format (est. May 2017).




Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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