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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 Announces New Director of Civil Rights

The University of Dallas has announced a new director of civil rights, Luciana Milano. Milano, who has a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard College and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, began her new role on Oct. 12.

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Donors Endow Philosophy Scholarship in St. John Henry Newman’s Name

“This is the first time we’ve had a scholarship in honor of a great Catholic intellectual — and now, within the last year, saint,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, by way of introducing the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship in Philosophy recently endowed by alumnus Matthew Hejduk, MA '98 PhD '06, and his wife, Julia Hejduk, Ph.D. Julia was a colleague of Hibbs during his time at Baylor University, where she teaches in the Classics Department.

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Former Teacher, MFA Alumna Explores Memory, Pursues Art Full Time

Michelle Cortez-Gonzales, MFA ’20, was a Fort Worth ISD high school teacher with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at Arlington when she decided to go back to school to get her master’s. At the recommendation of a friend, she visited UD, and knew immediately from the wooded area around the Art Village, the architecture of the buildings, and the faculty members she met that UD was the place for her.

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