Shortly after graduating from the University of Dallas I traveled to Taiwan for a
three month artist residency at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, in New Taipei City. The
willingness of The Taiwanese people to participate in international cultural exchange
made me fall in love with Taiwan. I had the opportunity to do workshops, exhibit my
work, and visit many cultural sites. Because of the people I made relationships with,
the beautiful landscape, and the cultures relationship with ceramics I have been in
Taiwan ever since. I have established a clay studio in Yingge. In 2012 I received
the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship to study Mandarin. This spring I will be entering
my fourth semester at Shida University in Taipei. I am focusing this year on improving
my functional ware, exhibiting, and improving my Chinese.
"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.
This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.
The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.