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

Professors Awarded NEH Grant to Support Writing Programs

Chair and Assistant Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

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You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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