Classical Education Testimonial

Philip AlthagePhilip Althage

Headmaster, Great Hearts Irving

Philip Althage, Headmaster, Great Hearts Irving, reflects on the value of Classical Education Graduate Program for his teachers: "University of Dallas helps to remind these teachers of the wondrous depths of the liberal arts and reinvigorates them in their most noble purpose. I cannot recommend this program more highly."

Brittany Keehan

Classical Education Graduate Program Student & Third Grade Teacher

Brittany Keehan, a third grade teacher who has a strong background in both liberal and classical education, discovered the University of Dallas when the Classical Education Graduate Program at the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts arose — and has been glad to find an enthusiastic community of teachers with whom to share in the pursuit of this degree. "My biggest struggle as a teacher has been articulating what it is that I see that is valuable in the Socratic Method, and what the Socratic Method is to my colleagues. I think that this program is going to give me the phrases, the readings, the questions to open conversations with my colleagues so that our curriculum is strengthened and our methodology is strengthened." READ MORE

Ron Bergez

Ron Bergez

Certificate in Classical Learning Student & Humanities Teacher

Ron Bergez, a current Certificate of Classical Learning student is no stranger to classical education — nor to the University of Dallas. The father of two UD alumni, Bergez was excited to experience for himself the school his children attended. "What I've always wanted is to keep feeding my mind and becoming better at my craft...I've long wanted to pursue an advanced degree to enhance my understanding of what I teach and how I can teach it better." READ MORE


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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