COB Disperses Run to Remember 5K Scholarships to Disabled Students

COB Disperses Run to Remember 5K Scholarships to Disabled Students

This fall, the Dr. Vern Francis Student Assistance Fund awarded its first five scholarships to UD students with disabilities. The five studentstwo College of Business (COB) graduate students, one COB undergraduate and two Constantin undergraduatesreceived scholarships totaling $4,500 for medical supplies, software and travel to see their physicians.

Students in all of UD's colleges are eligible to apply for this aid. The fund, which was started with the proceeds from last April's A Run to Remember 5K, honors Vern Francis, a former COB professor who is no longer able to teach after a severe accident.

The run was organized by students in COB Associate Professor Scott Wysong's Sports & Entertainment class.

"It is very rewarding to see the hard work from my students last spring pay off in the form of helping their fellow students," said Wysong.

Another class of MBA students are planning to hold the 2nd Annual Run to Remember in 2014. The inaugural run hosted 125 runners and raised $7,700 from donors, corporate sponsors and race fees.

News

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

+ Read More

Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

+ Read More

Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

+ Read More