In an age when differences often lead to divisiveness, Associate Professor of Management Richard Peregoy, D.P.S., uses his research on mindfulness and spirituality to build bridges across cultures, religions and political orientations.+ Read More
Mary Jo grew up around UD. In fact, her father was in UDs first graduating class in
1960, and her brothers went to Cistercian. As her family grew it was always covered
by the protective shadow of the Tower, she said.
It was not until recently, however, that Mary Jo became a student at UD. After spending 25 years working in the for-profit realm with Neiman-Marcus and raising her family, she decided that she wanted to do something for the Catholic Church.
She started working for the Marrillac Social Center 10 years ago. Mary Jo sees her
time in retail as part of Gods plan; her experiences and the skills she learned in
the business world now help her to serve more people more effectively in her current
position as Associate Director of Development and Communications at Catholic Charities
While Mary Jo was starting her career at Catholic Charities, she was beginning to think about returning to school to study theology. She took her first class at the School of Ministry six years ago, and finished her coursework for a masters degree in theological studies in August 2010 during one of the SOMs Summer in Rome sessions. Each class was like another brick in the foundation.
Her classes on moral theology, church history, and Vatican II all answered the questions of what do I believe? and what am I going to do to keep it alive? she says.
Mary Jo intends to continue her legacy with UD. She is currently working with Dr. Marti Jewell, assistant professor in the School of Ministry, to develop internship opportunities for the SOM at Catholic Charities of Dallas.
At a time when many small liberal arts universities are struggling, the University of Dallas has some good news to offer: The strategic sale of the apartment complex owned by the university for 24 years has increased the endowment by nearly 27 percent, or $16 million, bringing the current value to over $76 million. Further, this increase is predicted to eventually generate an additional $800,000 annually for UD's operations, capital and maintenance budgets.+ Read More
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