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Renee B.

Alumnus at University of Dayton

Class of 2017

Current: Louisville, KY

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Employer: University of Louisville- Graduate Student

Major: Intervention Specialist

Concentration: TESOL- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


How has UD shaped where you are now?

UD has provided me a solid education that has led to my current attendance in graduate school. It also shaped me spiritually through amazing groups and retreats such as Lighthouse and Chaminade Scholars. It has given me mentors, many of which I still communicate with often and whom provide support still. It has provided me with friends that have turned into family and lessons that extend beyond the classroom.

What's your favorite UD memory?

Honestly my favorite UD memories are the little moments that have made this place feel like home. From saying hello to people on the way to class, someone opening the door for me, watching the sunset, and sharing a meal with friends.

Now that you are an alum, what would you tell a student to make sure they experience while in college?

I would encourage students to not be afraid to try new things. I would have never climbed a rock wall and enjoyed it before college- but it is now one of my favorite hobbies. Take advantage of every opportunity you can- especially traveling abroad!

Why did you choose UD?

I choose Dayton for a myriad of different reasons but the main ones are community, size, and faith. I feel like Goldilocks when I describe the size- not too small and not too large but just right. I truly felt at home when I stepped on campus and could imagine myself living, learning, and growing in Dayton, OH. The Marianists have such a welcoming inviting spirit that encourages all to pray and serve in a manner that assists them in growing as individuals. Overall UD felt like home and I couldn't imagine attending any where else.

I'm passionate about...

Rock Climbing Reading! Speech Pathology Service Projects Education

I'm involved with...

el salvador breakout Honors Program Residence Life Faith Fit Study Abroad/Internship in London Alpha Phi Omega (Service Faternity) UDAYC Campus Ministry/Retreats Chaminade Scholar through the Honors Program
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