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 Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

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Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

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Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

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