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Elizabet "Liz" Hernandez, BD Class of 2011, (on right) was quick to take a "selfie" with Miss Sunday, Bishop Dunne's long-time receptionist, at her retirement party in September. Liz was greeted by Miss Sunday all seven years she attended the school as a student, from 6th through 12th grades. Liz is working with the Admissions Office and the young alumni at Bishop Dunne now.

Elizabet “Liz” Hernandez Returns to Rugged Drive to Work for Students Like Her: First Generation College Graduates

Elizabet “Liz” Hernandez says she graduated from the best school in Dallas—Bishop  Dunne.

She jokes that she’s an 8th year advantage student, because she’s back now for an 8th year.
 
While a student at Dunne she was in Student Council, the Ecology Club, Latinos Unidos, on the girls’ wrestling team, and was even the Falcon mascot. In fact, she was asked to Homecoming while somersaulting in her Falcon mascot uniform in the middle of a huge Bishop Dunne home game. She also went on the Mission Trip to Honduras two summers in a row, in 2009 and 2010, and says it would be an honor to chaperone next year’s Mission Trip 2016.
 
Ms. Hernandez went to the College of William and Mary, earning a double major in public policy and environmental science. Her first job in college was as a multicultural recruitment intern for the college. During this busy time, he admits to living off eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream every day for a straight month.
 
After graduation, she returned to Dunne to thank everyone because, for a first generation student, graduating college is a very big step, and she knew that she’d been well prepared for that journey here. She came to visit and left with a job offer she couldn’t turn down: now she’ll be helping others on the same journey, as she works with the admissions team and with young alumni engagement.

 

Bishop Dunne’s annual Open House is Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Interested potential students and their families are invited to attend. For more information: admission@bdcs.org or call 214-339-6561.

For information on Bishop Dunne Alumni events, contact Liz Hernandez at ehernandez@bdcs.org.

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