Pierce Shivers

Pierce Shivers

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

UD Earns Recognition Among America's Best Liberal Arts Colleges

The University of Dallas has been recognized in the 2017-18 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook for the eighth consecutive year among nearly 400 of America's best liberal arts institutions. The annual college guidebook featured the university for having one of the nation's most vibrant college communities and named UD as one of three Catholic Colleges of Distinction in Texas.

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Endowment Honors Father, Helps Students Go to Rome

Charles T. Uhl, who worked in UD's IT Department, sent four of his five children to UD and to Rome. When their father passed away, the Uhl children, along with their mother, Nancy, set up a scholarship fund in his name to enable more students to be able to afford Rome each semester.

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Iraqi Couple Will Use UD Education to Enrich, Preserve Culture

They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.

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