Amanda Martinez

Amanda Martinez

Campus Visit Coordinator
aemartinez@udallas.edu

 

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Alma Mater: Sam Houston State University

Degree: B.A. in Mass Communication

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: 
UD is such a unique place and the students are what makes UD so special. I have never met individuals more driven in their pursuit of intellectual and spiritual growth, and finding true meaning in their lives, it is a place I am proud to be a part of. 

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas?
It’s impossible to pick just one! But you can usually find me in Deep Ellum or Lower Greenville.

Favorite Book:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW:
The Truck Yard is my absolute favorite. There are always plenty of food trucks to choose from and there’s usually live music, plus I can take my dogs! Also, you can never go wrong with Gloria’s in Bishop Arts.

Favorite UD Event:
I haven’t been to any University of Dallas events yet but I am excited for my first Groundhog!

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited:
The Keys. I fell in love with the eccentricity of Key West.

Advice to Prospective Students:
Tour! Tour! Tour! Take time out of your schedule to make a campus visit and keep an open mind. Figure out what qualities of campus life are most important to you and use that as a guide.

News

UD Earns Recognition Among America's Best Liberal Arts Colleges

The University of Dallas has been recognized in the 2017-18 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook for the eighth consecutive year among nearly 400 of America's best liberal arts institutions. The annual college guidebook featured the university for having one of the nation's most vibrant college communities and named UD as one of three Catholic Colleges of Distinction in Texas.

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Endowment Honors Father, Helps Students Go to Rome

Charles T. Uhl, who worked in UD's IT Department, sent four of his five children to UD and to Rome. When their father passed away, the Uhl children, along with their mother, Nancy, set up a scholarship fund in his name to enable more students to be able to afford Rome each semester.

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Iraqi Couple Will Use UD Education to Enrich, Preserve Culture

They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.

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