"Poetry is civically important for a healthy and happy society," said three-time UD alumnus Matt Mehan, BA '00 MA '09 PhD '14. "In other words, a healthy politics requires a healthy poetics."+ Read More
Kathleen Copeland began her career in real estate 22 years ago. Because this was a time in which a college degree was not necessarily a prerequisite for success in the field, she left her undergraduate studies for a full-time career in real estate. As her interest in investments and apital markets grew, she realized that completing her business degree would give her a better understanding of the financial aspects of the field.
What she calls the “severe lack of women” in leadership roles within commercial real estate motivated Copeland to take her education a step further and complete an MBA. “I was initially enrolled at another university,” Copeland said, “but I pulled out because there was not enough flexibility in the program.” The University of Dallas MBA program’s combination of evening, weekend, and online classes gave her exactly the flexibility she needed to balance her busy work and family life. The global perspective of the program also appealed to Copeland, as did UD’s emphasis on ethical leadership.
Copeland says that she saw the benefits of her UD classes from day one. “It was like being a living lab,” she said. “I could take what I was learning in class and apply it immediately at work.”
The collaborative projects had the most impact on her performance. “By cooperating extensively on assignments with people of differing ages and cultural backgrounds, I was able to better manage my own projects and teams at work. I learned to trust every member of the group and to delegate projects successfully.”
As far as advice for new students, Copeland suggested that younger students complete an extensive internship before embarking on an MBA program. “You have to have work experience behind you in order to get the full benefit of the program,” she said. According to Copeland, theory alone isn’t enough. To be able to contribute, students need solid work experience.
Kathleen Copeland is the Vice President of C III Realty Services in Irving, Texas. She completed her MBA at the University of Dallas in 2014.
Kimberly Diwa, BA '22, first heard of the University of Dallas during a Bible study at her church. She decided to visit campus and immediately was struck by UD's friendly character, not to mention its impressive record of preparing pre-med students for medical school.+ Read More
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.+ Read More