Dan Dipert was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Quachita Baptist University in Arkansas and an MRE Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also attended the University of Arkansas. In 1972, Dan purchased a small travel agency in Arlington, Texas, and built it into a multimillion-dollar travel and tour business. It is amongst the safest and most respected motorcoach operators in the nation. Dan served as President of the National Tour Association Association (NTA) and received the NTA Pioneer Award.
Dan has received many accolades including Arkansas Outstanding Tree Farmer by the Arkansas Forestry Association, Mid-Cities Entrepreneurial Achievement Award by the University of Texas at Arlington and the Dallas/Fort Worth Chambers of Commerce, Distinguished Alumni Award from Southside High School in Bee Branch, Arkansas, and the Alumni Milestone Award from Ouachita Baptist University. The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce recognized Dan with the Business Hall of Fame award followed by the Chamber's highest community service honor, The Star Award for his significant and lasting contribution to the community.
Dan's success in business is matched by his public service serving as the youngest President of the American Cancer Society in Arlington, an Arlington Independent School District Trustee, and a board member for several organizations including the Arlington Girl's Club, Big Brothers & Sisters, Salvation Army Family Center, Downtown Arlington, Fielder House Museum Foundation, Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital and J.P. Morgan/Chase of Tarrant County. He has been Chair of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Arlington Arts Alliance, and the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board. Dan is a founding member of the Men's Christmas Choir that benefits The Salvation Army and the Arlington ISD Education Foundation that provides funding for extraordinary educational needs and initiatives.
The University of Texas at Arlington honored Dan with the naming of the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center and the Arlington Independent School District recently named the new $48 million Career & Technical Center the Dan Dipert Career & Technical Center.