Pierce Shivers

Pierce Shivers

Lead Admission Counselor
pshivers@udallas.edu

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Hometown: Grapevine, TX

Alma Mater: Baylor University 2014, 2016

Degree: B.S. Education
               M.S. Education

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: The University of Dallas is truly a unique educational ecosystem inviting students’ cooperation in a transformational collegiate experience. Elements such as the Core, and semesters abroad in Rome are brought together within the Catholic intellectual tradition to form powerful hearts and minds. The search for the true and the beautiful is alive on this campus, come see for yourself!

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Capp Bar

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? On any given Saturday you will find me with my latest science-fiction read and a cup of coffee at Buon Giorno’s in Grapevine.

Favorite Book: The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien or Island of the World by Michael D O’Brien

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Hard Eight BBQ

Favorite UD Event: Groundhog

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: In the summer of 2014 I had the opportunity to travel to Greece with a program run through my university.  The bustle of cosmopolitan Athens paired with the natural beauty of the Grecian countryside is in my opinion one of the world’s treasures. I consider my experiences in the Mediterranean to be some of the most formative weeks and months of my life. There is nothing quite like interacting with primary texts in the places they were conceived and written.  

Advice to Prospective Students: Not all who wander are lost. Entering university does not require that you commit yourself to one field of study, however it does require you to commit yourself to the learning process. Conveniently, the Core facilitates introductions to some of the best thinkers spanning history. Immerse yourself in the rich curriculum at UD and do a bit of intellectual wandering.

News

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

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Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

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Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

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