By working toward my MBA I know I am setting an example for my entire family - my children, my relatives and even friends. I'm showing them the importance of higher education and proving that anyone, regardless of age or circumstances, can do it. Career-wise, my degree has greatly improved my business acumen. I know that I'm a stronger leader and have opened several career opportunities because of it.
For years I put off going back to school because I felt I never had the time. I always wanted to but kept finding reasons why it wasn't the right time. Eventually, I realized that the perfect time would never come, I had to make a commitment to work towards achieving my master's degree. I had to make it a priority and I had to make it happen.
The culture of the UD campus is very different than any other campus in the Dallas area. UD has esteemed faculty and an accredited business school but is also able to maintain small class sizes. They understand the importance of a personalized learning experience for each of its students.
I recently had an issue at work where my integrity and character were being tested. I was dreading the situation and was hesitant to take action because my career progression could have been affected as a result. Since UD professors are so approachable and generous with their time, I felt comfortable opening up to Dr. Rosemary Maellaro about it. She listened and discussed the dilemma with me. She became an informal mentor at a time when I really needed advice. Her mentoring undoubtedly helped me maintain my morals and amazingly, her suggested actions helped open a door which led to the position I'm in now.
Here at UD, there is no reason not to get your graduate degree. Whatever your current situation may be, the college of business works with you to give you the best chance to succeed. I chose to pursue my MBA at UD because the program allows me to achieve my goals without sacrificing the responsibilities I have to both my family and my career.
Although she can no longer see, Tia does her best, like the mother she still is, to ensure the comfort of those around her from her perch on the edge of her bed. She is one of three elderly residents of St. Adelaide in Grand Prairie, one of Gospel of Life Dwellings' two locations. First conceived by Joe Flaherty, M.D., BA '86, a geriatrician, the idea for these homes was embraced and implemented -- and is continuously sustained -- by numerous UD alumni.+ Read More
Positioned off Crusader Drive, behind the batting cages and the centerfield wall of the baseball field, the university's newly constructed baseball clubhouse opened the first week in May, the last week of the season for the UD baseball team. This milestone marked the end of a years-long endeavor supported by the university's Baseball Booster Club to upgrade the team's existing locker room and practice facilities.+ Read More
Valor Public Schools founder David Williams, who pursued graduate coursework at UD from 2006-7, and superintendent Steve Gordon, BA '97 MA '01, believe that a school should be an environment filled with joy.+ Read More