Meet Our Students
"Our campus is largely known for its science, engineering and business programs, so I've charged myself with working doubly hard to bring attention to the School of Arts and Humanities, to showcase our excellent students and faculty."
Mickey Calderone is a student in the School of Arts and Humanities and writes fiction and screenplays in her spare time. She is the editor-in-chief of Reunion: The Dallas Review.
"I'm committed to helping other survivors of brain injury, which is why I decided to seek a degree in communication disorders. Several classmates and I started a brain injury support group in Dallas. Our goal is to establish a brain injury case management and advocacy center."
Sean Godfrey is working on a Master of Science in communication disorders from the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. His goal is to establish a research and rehabilitation center that will advocate on behalf of traumatic brain injury survivors. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in 1999.
"I'm inspired by the opportunity to have a say in the future of UT Dallas. We're so lucky that our administration is open to listening to what we students have to say, and knowing that we're creating a future for thousands of students really —and enjoy the work I do."
Dina Shahrokhi is a political science major in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. She has served as vice president for Student Government and was a Student Ambassador.
"UT Dallas is unlike any campus I've visited. I remember after one of our rare snow days, a massive snowman was built in front of the Engineering and Computer Science Building using circuit boards as appendages. This says a lot about the atmosphere here. Students know how to have fun in creative ways, yet they're still focused on their education."
Jordan Eppink BS '10 was a four-year starter for the UT Dallas men's basketball team and is now working on his master's degree in electrical engineering. He wants to use his degree to help improve living conditions for people in third-world countries.
"My roles with the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement and Multicultural Center involve constant one-on-one interaction with aspiring college students. I share my experiences as a minority student with them and listen as they voice their concerns about college and campus life. My job is to motivate and inspire them to seek and complete a successful college career of their own."
Iman Thompson is majoring in interdisciplinary studies while completing Teacher Development Center.Thompson wants to become an elementary school teacher and eventually to open her own daycare center.
"I think UT Dallas leaders are different from other student leaders in that they're given the opportunity to create and build from scratch. UT Dallas is still at a 'start up' phase, which gives students a breadth of opportunity to get their hands dirty and to gain tremendous experience. UT Dallas offers so many different opportunities for students to get plugged in and grow. If an organization doesn't exist, students are encouraged to create it."
Ike Nwabah is a student in the School of Management. He has been a Student Ambassador, is a member of the American Marketing Association, participates in intramural sports and is part of the Commuter Student Association.
"I've seen campus grow tremendously. From my freshman year when there were no residence or dining halls and no reflecting pools, to my sophomore and junior years when the word 'construction' and 'alternate path' almost defined our campus, to my senior year when the fruits of all the construction could be seen through beautiful new buildings and new programs. I've had the opportunity to witness UT Dallas mature in a way that's been similar to me as an individual."
Alyssa Montana is a biology major in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. She is involved in Golden Key International Honour Society and is a Peer-Led Team Learning Leader in general chemistry for the Gateways to Engagement, Mastery and Success (GEMS) Center.