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  • Oct 22, 2020
    When tragedy hit the family of Brent Simon, MTS ’20, he knew he needed to leave the corporate world and reassess his vocation. In preparation for whatever this new vocation would be, Simon decided to build up his theological foundation by pursuing a higher degree in theology.

    Simon started searching for a program and was drawn to UD’s online and in-person format. After beginning classes at UD, he knew that he had made the right decision: The classes taught him both...

  • Oct 20, 2020
    “People ask me, ‘Do you wish you had gotten a degree in human resources instead of psychology?’, and my answer is ‘No,’” said Trustee Julie Weber, BA ’91, who took her psychology degree from UD to become the VP and Chief of People at Southwest Airlines.

    After graduating from UD, Weber went on to obtain an M.A. in counseling psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Though she had hopes of becoming a counselor, Weber’s...

  • Oct 14, 2020
    Michelle Cortez-Gonzales, MFA ’20, was a Fort Worth ISD high school teacher with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at Arlington when she decided to go back to school to get her master’s. At the recommendation of a friend, she visited UD, and knew immediately from the wooded area around the Art Village, the architecture of the buildings, and the faculty members she met that UD was the place for her.

    The faculty have remained an important part of Gonzales’ journey at UD. In fact, for Gonzales, the best part of UD’s Master of Fine Arts program is the faculty. “The faculty are deeply...

  • Oct 6, 2020
    Andrea (Jauregui) De La Torre, BA ’14, never expected to become a baby sleep consultant; in fact, until she became a mother to a baby who wouldn’t sleep, she didn’t even know such a career existed. An English and education major at UD, she had always wanted to be a teacher. After graduating, she taught kindergarten for one year and second grade for another. She met her then-future husband, Joe De La Torre, BA ’11, during her interview for these teaching positions at Uplift Education, where he taught third grade.

    When the couple’s first baby was born, De La Torre opted to become a stay-at-home mom. She felt called to this vocation, but she also missed the mental stimulation that teaching had provided....

  • Aug 12, 2020

    In a mountain range in Italy, Sophia Andaloro, BS '19, investigates dark matter. One of the 2019 Cardinal Spellman recipients at UD, Andaloro received both the 2020 NSF Graduate Fellowship and the Department of Energy National...

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Oct 28, 2020

“She was a very JOYFUL person, and still smiling the last time I saw her, at John Alvis’ funeral here at UD, because she had just received her leg prosthesis and hoped to walk again after a...

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Tests conducted: 78 students, six staff and one guest priest. Of the 26 COVID-positive students reported on Oct. 13, all 26 tested negative and are now recovered. Of the three COVID-positive...

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Gigler was just four years old when his father founded a funeral home outside of Pittsburgh in 1959. Next door, in a small shopping center, the Hrivnaks owned Handi Food Mart, a small grocery...

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Oct 28, 2020

“She was a very JOYFUL person, and still smiling the last time I saw her, at John Alvis’ funeral here at UD, because she had just received her leg prosthesis and hoped to walk again after a...

Oct 28, 2020

Tests conducted: 78 students, six staff and one guest priest. Of the 26 COVID-positive students reported on Oct. 13, all 26 tested negative and are now recovered. Of the three COVID-positive...

Oct 26, 2020

Gigler was just four years old when his father founded a funeral home outside of Pittsburgh in 1959. Next door, in a small shopping center, the Hrivnaks owned Handi Food Mart, a small grocery...

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