Skip to Main Content

Senior Story 2023: Learning to Lead
May 23, 2023

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.

Trending
May 20, 2024

The Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library was one of just 50 institutions around the country to receive a recent grant from Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Apr 29, 2024

The University of Dallas is the only Catholic university to receive an A+ grade from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

Apr 23, 2024

The Institute for Homiletics at the University of Dallas has reached its goal of establishing a $7.5 million permanent endowment, a key need in the effort to improve preaching in the Catholic Church.

View more news

Subscribe
* Required Fields
Latest News
May 20, 2024

The Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library was one of just 50 institutions around the country to receive a recent grant from Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Apr 29, 2024

The University of Dallas is the only Catholic university to receive an A+ grade from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

Apr 23, 2024

The Institute for Homiletics at the University of Dallas has reached its goal of establishing a $7.5 million permanent endowment, a key need in the effort to improve preaching in the Catholic Church.

View full archive