Matthew Terra

Matthew Terra 

Admission Counselor
mterra@udallas.edu

 

Hometown: Moulton, Texas

Alma Mater: University of Texas at Tyler, 2016

Degree: B.S. Chemistry with a biochemistry concentration

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: The University of Dallas is unique in that it provides an environment designed to foster a growth in Truth, beauty and virtue within a collegiate experience. The joining of our  Core, the Rome experience and our Catholic identity deepens the intellect of our students to become world changers.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Church of the Incarnation and Cap Bar

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? Weather permitting, I love to go biking the various nature trails around the Dallas area as well as getting in a few rounds of disc golf occasionally. You can also find me doing a little Texas two-step at a local dance hall.

Favorite Book: The Great Divide by C.S. Lewis

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: While I enjoy just about anything, I love the tacos at Tacosdeli.

Favorite UD Event: Groundhog

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Getting to witness both the Cliffs of Moher and hike to the peak of Croagh Patrick in Ireland were both breathtaking opportunities. Being a strong admirer of nature it was amazing to experience the beauty and goodness there and throughout the countryside of western Ireland.

Advice to Prospective Students: Visit the campus! You won’t know if UD is a perfect fit for you until you arrive and immerse yourself into culture, traditions and opportunities being offered. At the end of it all you have to ask yourself “Do I see this being my home for the next four years?

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You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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