Name: Harrison Vetter
Hometown: Maple Grove, MN
Major: History with concentrations in American politics and political philosophy
Notable UD Memory: Riding a motorcycle into Haggar Café during Tower Film Fest
Achievements: 2023 Lekai Awardee; 2023 Helen L. Corbitt Awardee; 2021 Rome Program Academic Excellence Awardee; co-founder and editor-in-chief of Crusader Standard; chairman of the Crusader Outreach Committee; vice president of the Alexander Hamilton and Pre-Law Societies; Dallas Forum undergraduate fellow; former intern for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.
Future Plans: Working as a paralegal and business operation manager for Larkin Law, a firm in Washington, D.C.
Harrison Vetter, B.A. ’23, initially wanted to attend Notre Dame, his father’s and grandfather’s alma mater. As fate would have it, Notre Dame deferred him in the fall of his senior year, but his school counselor, a University of Dallas alumna, encouraged him to look into UD.
“The more I learned about the university, the more I fell in love with the rigor of the Core Curriculum and its strong Catholic identity,” he said.
On his first visit to UD, he loved the vibrant and rich campus community, unified by the mutual experience of the Core. It didn’t take long for Vetter to change his academic trajectory and choose UD.
Vetter is thankful to have been a part of a lively and passionate student body where opportunities for intellectual and social formation continuously abound, be it by spending an hour in the Charity Week jail, discussing Pope Benedict XVI’s legacy or judging the artistic merit of student-directed films.
“My experience here has been a true blessing and one of transformative growth — intellectually, spiritually and socially,” he said.