Katie Collette

Katie ColletteAdmission Counselor
kcollette@udallas.edu

 

Hometown: Davis, OK

Alma Mater: University of Oklahoma, 2014, 2017

Degree: B.S. Social Health, M.Ed. Adult & Higher Education

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: UD truly offers a unique experience to students.  The combination of the Core curriculum, Rome experience and Catholic intellectual traditions allow students the chance to explore many disciplines while giving them the keys to becoming independent critical thinkers. 

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Capp Bar

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? You can find me at one of the many parks in the Dallas area probably participating in an epic game of kickball or softball. 

Favorite Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: The Rustic for brunch

Favorite UD Event: I haven’t gotten to attend any UD events yet, however I am excited to see what Charity Week and Groundhog entail!

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: I can’t name one specific place, but over spring break of 2017 I had the opportunity to drive across the country from Dallas to Washington state.  The landscapes and wildlife of the northwest are breathtaking. 

Advice to Prospective Students: Visit campus, and take advantage of all of the opportunities available. Meet professors and students, sit in on classes, check out the dorms, get a real sense of what a day in the life of a student from that school is like, and find out if you fit and feel comfortable on campus. 

News

Professor Applies Lessons Learned from Autistic Sons to All Life

Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.

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Alumnae Unpack Dense Theological Concepts, Aim to Impact Culture

The first time Monica Ashour, MTS '95 MH '04, read St. John Paul II's "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" was in 2000 with a small, grassroots group of parents and teachers, including DeAnn (Barta) Stuart, Ph.D., BA '98 MH '04, and Annie (Duffin) Vining, MTh '03. This group went on to found The Theology of the Body Evangelization Team Inc. (TOBET) on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, 2001.

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University of Dallas Names New Vice President for Advancement

UD is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Wu Trujillo as its new vice president for university advancement. Trujillo currently serves as chief development officer and director of the Honor the Future campaign at the University of Virginia (UVA) Law School Foundation, which conducts alumni relations, external affairs, fundraising and endowment management for the benefit of the UVA School of Law. He begins his new role at the end of June.

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