Classical Education Testimonials

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."
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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

News

University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.

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Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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