Name: Bridgette Claire Alpar
Hometown: As a military kid, I have multiple hometowns. I was born in Dallas, but my family is currently living in Peyton, Colorado. I've also lived in Ohio, Massachusetts, Virginia and San Antonio.
Major: Business with a minor in ethics
Achievements: Beta Gamma Sigma; Goldman Sachs intern; SCAC Academic Honor Roll; member of 2021 conference finalist soccer team; overcoming severe injury to play senior year; graduating Magna cum Laude; strengthening relationship with Christ.
Notable UD Memory: Groundhog 2023
Future Plans: Working at Goldman Sachs in Dallas after a week of orientation in New York.
Like many students, Bridgette Claire Alpar, BA ’23, came to the University of Dallas for variety. Alpar was drawn to the soccer team, the business program and UD’s strong Catholic identity. Before long, she found a new reason to stay: community.
“After my first semester, the sense of home and the community stood out to me,” Alpar said. “I have met so many incredible people who I know I will keep in touch with for the rest of my life.”
As a business major, Alpar appreciates UD’s moral grounding. She said one of her favorite courses was Business Ethics with philosophy professor Lance Simmons, Ph.D.
“Business Ethics helped prepare me for being in the workforce outside of the UD bubble and taught me how to incorporate my beliefs and morals into my work,” Alpar said.
It’s hard for Alpar to pick an absolute winner, though. Other favorites include communication with Cara Jacocks, Ph.D., Western Theological Traditions with Sr. Mary Angelica, O.P., Moral Theology with Irene Alexander, Ph.D., and Philosophy of Life with Chad Engelland, Ph.D. Overall, Alpar said she was thankful for an education that prepared her not only to work ethically but to live meaningfully. As she put it, “I think everyone should get a liberal arts education.”