Megan Wagner

Megan Wagner

Admission Counselor

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Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Alma Mater: Furman University 2008
                        University of Dallas 2016

Degree: B.A. Education
                Master of Humanities

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: I love the passion for learning on the UD campus. Students and professors here have a natural curiosity. The Core curriculum builds a foundation for all students to develop as readers, writers, and critical thinkers before diving into classes of their major. I love the community and lifelong friendships that develop here. I enjoy the diversity of the student body in that over half of the students come from outside of Texas- 50 states and 15 other countries. I believe that the study abroad experience in Rome is a well-established and meaningful educational experience. It allows for the classroom to come alive to students of all majors. 

Favorite Spot on Campus: Cap Bar and the Art Village

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? The Dallas Arboretum; I love the trees and the beauty. I like to shop at North Park Mall and sip coffee at any local coffeehouse. I also enjoy Saturdays at White Rock Lake with my husband, Nicholis, and my dog, Bailey. 

Favorite Book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Gloria’s. Their Salvadorian, Mexican and Tex Mex food is the best.

Favorite UD Event: Groundhog

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Costa Rica. I especially loved getting to tour a coffee plantation and taking a rainforest tour.

Advice to Prospective Students: 

Campus visits are so helpful. It is important to be able to picture yourself at whichever school you choose. Talk to current students and professors. Visit a class. Make sure that your school can offer you opportunities to develop not only academically, but also as a whole person. Take time to make your decision: whichever school you pick will be home for the next four years. You will learn a ton, make countless memories, and build lifelong friendships.  


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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