Success Stories

JulieJulie, MTS '10

"The School of Ministry truly opened my mind to the breadth and depth of our Catholic faith. The program challenged me to take ownership of my knowledge of Scripture and theology and to apply it to my life and ministry."

Currently, Julie is a part-time young adult liaison for the Diocese of Dallas, a position she has held for more than three years. "I feel so blessed. I really get to live out building up the kingdom of God in a real way with my job."

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Sr. YolandaSr. Yolanda, MPM '05

Sr. Yolanda '05 graduated from the School of Ministry with a master's in pastoral ministry with a concentration in pastoral life & administration in 2005. She currently serves as vice-chancellor of the Diocese of Fort Worth, and prior to that, she served as Director of Children's Catechesis for the diocese.

In 2011, the School of Ministry honored Sr. Yolanda for her service to the Church by naming her the 2011 Lumen Gentium Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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SammySammy, MTS '11

"The School of Ministry is a gem in the Dallas area for people who want to be equipped for ministry in the Church." Sammy graduated with a master's degree in theological studies in May 2011, and is now a campus minister at Southern Methodist University (SMU).

He says that his time at UD not only helped him mature from a young man with good intentions to a well-trained ministry professional, but that it left him well prepared to minister to college students.

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Mary JoMary Jo, MTS '10

After spending 25 years working for Neiman-Marcus and raising her family, Mary Jo decided that she wanted to do something for the Catholic Church. She started working for the Marrillac Social Center 10 years ago.

She sees her time in retail as part of Gods plan; her experiences and the skills she learned in the business world now help her to serve more people more effectively in her current position as Associate Director of Development and Communications at Catholic Charities of Dallas.

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Rev. PatrickRev. Patrick, MPM '11

After his father's death in 2003, Rev. Olaleye was inspired to work toward a certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education, which he pursued in UD's School of Ministry. Rev. Olaleye graduated in 2011 with a master's in pastoral ministry with a concentration in health care ministry.

The education he received will assist him in his ministry to the sick; he believes that his presence will help to provide hope in God for recovery, or preparation for Heaven in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

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News

Senior Story 2020: For Bio Major, UD's Value Transcends Science

When it came time for Ana Henriquez, BA '20 and Class of 2020 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 home!"

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Senior Story 2020: Legacy Physics Major Soars Toward Aerospace

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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Senior Story 2020: Business Major Pursues Cybersecurity

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. Crazy though it may seem, Klinte thinks it was God's plan all along.

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