Dallas, Texas — After four years of Bible study under Jim McGill and Gene Giuliano of the University of Dallas school of ministry, nine of us made the quick trip to Dallas to pick up our certificate in Advanced Biblical Studies.Here we are trying to gather everyone for a photo. We were looking for Michael Himel. Sonia Conley is pointing him out and Mary Morgan is racing to get him!
Back row: Jim McGill and Shelly Bole of Diocese of Shreveport (director of catechesis). Middle row: Barbara Seal, Gene Giuliano, Kim Long, and me (in profile for some reason). Front row: Jan Doyle, Sonia Conley, OH McIntyre, Cynthia McCord, and Mary Morgan on the run. (Photo by Vonny Baragona Thornton.)
It was a moving experience, all told, with lots of families cheering for their mother/daughter/grandmother/aunt onstage, or father/son/uncle/cousin and all the hard work they put in on certificate or degree study, online, on-campus, or remote, such as we did.
Also, I discovered the beauty of the UD campus, up on a hill with a wonderful breeze. I would love to go back and explore at more leisure. It was a rush trip, with three of us driving over and back in about twelve hours. I had to make it back for my husband’s high school reunion!