Success Stories

Recent UD Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients   

2015 Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

AnthonyKerstingAnthony Kersting, UD senior physics major with a  German concentration, has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship for the academic year 2015-16.  Anthony has completed research in observational astronomy where he investigated dwarf nova ASASSN-14cv.  He is also a member of lyric theater and Collegium Cantorum.  



2015 Rhodes Finalist

Will ChaveyUD Senior Will Chavey is an Economics and Finance major with a concentration in Applied Mathematics. Will was a 2015 Rhodes Scholar Finalist in the Houston Region. To make it to the Finalist stage is quite an accomplishment, since the Rhodes Scholarship is a highly competitive award. As a UD undergraduate Will had an internship at Goldman Sachs, served in House Speaker Boehner's office, helped start the University of Dallas Investment Club and the Alexander Hamilton Society, and he was President of Student Government, in addition to many other accomplishments, service, and intellectual achievements.   


2014 DOE Undergraduate Nuclear Energy Scholarship

Aaron FrenchJunior Chemistry major Aaron French was awarded a Department of Energy Undergraduate Nuclear Energy Scholarship. These $5000 scholarships are awarded to only 70 students nationwide and have been given to students at only 63 other universities.  




2014 Fulbright Research Assistantship and 2013 Goldwater

SebastianUD Senior Biology major Sebastian Scofield was given a Fulbright Student Award for 2014-2015 to study and complete research at the University of East Anglia in England. Sebastian will pursue an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation working under Professor Andrew Bourke, a leading research scientist in the field. As a junior Sebastian was a 2013 Goldwater Scholar.  



2013 Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Michaela Sobrak-Seaton, UD senior Philosophy major with a  German concentration, has been awarded a German Pdagogischer Austauschdienst, which is to say a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship, for the academic year 2013-14.

2012 Madison Memorial Fellowship Recipient

Jennifer VenableJennifer Venable won a Madison Memorial Fellowship in 2012.  Jennifer is currently a Master of American Studies candidate at the University of Dallas, and she teaches AP government at Waxahachie High School.  Jennifer found the required application process to be challenging, but well worth the effort.  She particularly enjoyed the required one-month period of summer study at Georgetown University.   

2011 Goldwater Scholarship and 2012 NSF Graduate Fellowship Recipient 

Anna Marie DeLaRosaAnna Marie DeLaRosa graduated from the University of Dallas with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2012.  Anna Marie is currently in graduate school at Texas A&M University in the research group of Dr. Franois P. Gabbai.  





2012 NSF Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Monica LacyMonica Lacy graduated from the University of Dallas in 2010 with a B.S. in Physics.   Monica received the NSF Graduate Fellowship to conduct research in biophotonics at Vanderbilt University.  





2008 Fulbright Recipient

Will Spearman 2008After graduating from the University of Dallas with a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Mathematics in May 2008, Will Spearman went to Switzerland on a Fulbright Scholarship in order to conduct research at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research). Will currently is working towards a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics at Harvard University and was recently a co-author on the Higgs discovery paper.


2009 NSF Graduate Fellowship Recipient

David Solis graduated from UD in 2008 with a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Mathematics.  David will receive his Ph.D. from Rice University in May 2013.  On the day he successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, David was told he had also won the Robert Lowry Patten Award for his service to the graduate student community and for his achievements. 

A more complete list of UD Fulbright recipients can be found here.


UD Launches Reading Initiative, Partners with Local Schools

During the course of the 2018-19 academic year, the university will sponsor a series of lectures, art exhibits, panel discussions and other activities centered around All the Light We Cannot See, the first chosen book for this new community reading initiative, culminating in author Anthony Doerr's visit to campus as the 2019 Eugene McDermott lecturer.

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