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Kate Leary

Kate Leary

Assistant Director of Admission

Hometown: Boston, MA/Grapevine, TX

Alma Mater: The University of Oklahoma

Degree: B.A. Letters (History, Philosophy, Literature, Linguistics)

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: The University of Dallas masters the art of taking higher education beyond the classroom and preparing students to become well-rounded, global citizens. Students at UD, regardless of major, are able to think critically, creatively and spiritually to make sense of the world around them and the life that awaits them post-graduation. The Core builds an undeniable sense of community which is further strengthened by the incredible opportunity given to UD students to spend a semester in Rome, Italy. The combination of the Core curriculum, Rome Program and Catholic identity is absolutely unmatched in my opinion and provides students with a set of life skills that I think our generation needs in order to positively impact our country and the world abroad. I did not begin my educational journey at UD, but I got here as fast as I could! 

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Cap Bar

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? The Katy Trail, The Common Table and anywhere with live music and a karaoke crowd.

Favorite Book: The Palace Thief by Ethan Canin

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Into the Glass on Main St. in Grapevine - Brie Nachos!

Favorite UD Event: Groundhog

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Interlaken, Switzerland (and the entire country of Italy)

Advice to Prospective Students: Like everything in life, you will reap what you sow. Invest in your classes, your friendships and hobbies (not necessarily always in that order). Find balance, step outside of your comfort zone and never let school get in the way of your education.    

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