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Senior Story 2022: Sinking into Philosophy
Sep 5, 2022

Name: Elizabeth Regnerus

Hometown: Austin, TX Major: Philosophy

Notable UD Memories/Achievements: “I am most proud of my fellow students’ ability to preserve and reinvigorate UD traditions and spirit the past few years in spite of the challenges our world has faced.” 

Future Plans: Pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy at Baylor University in Waco.

As a homeschooled student, Elizabeth Regnerus, BA ’22, chose to skip her last year of high school, starting her freshman year at UD instead, a decision for which she is eternally grateful. “When I saw the quality of friendship, intellectual curiosity and vibrancy of faith students so clearly displayed, I was immediately confident that UD was where God wanted me,” she explained. She entered as a politics major with plans for the public policy field, but in her Core classes, she “discovered that the sort of things I desired to study were the most fundamental ones: who is man, what is his mission, why is there something rather than nothing? Philosophy emerged as the field through which I could sink into these wonderings and give a rational account for who I am and why I exist.”

“When I saw the quality of friendship, intellectual curiosity and vibrancy of faith students so clearly displayed, I was immediately confident that UD was where God wanted me.”

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