February 2020

Staff News

Laura Figura has been on the run this fall, and not just by way of her job as Coordinator of Student Life at Perkins. Figura took up running for the first time ever in the early fall of 2019. Already, she has completed three 5K races. “I was inspired by my husband, who trained and ran his first marathon last December,” she said. “I watched how running made a huge positive difference in his life. Last summer, he urged me to join [...]

2020-04-01T20:09:59+00:00 February 4, 2020|

Alumni/ae Update

Alum Featured in Dallas Morning News column Nicole Melki’s (M.A.M. ’17) Ubuntu Music Project was featured in a recent column in The Dallas Morning News. Three afternoons each week, Melki, a professional musician and daughter of a Lebanese refugee, provides free lessons to underserved Hispanic children at Dallas ISD’s Zaragoza Elementary. Wrote columnist Sharon Grigsby, “These days, when too many narratives are rooted in fear and push people apart, what’s going on in [Ubuntu] provides a much-needed reality check.” [...]

2020-04-01T20:09:59+00:00 February 4, 2020|
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