Alumnae Spotlight of the Month

List of 5 news stories.

  • September Alumnae Spotlight, Mary Louise Mossy Christovich, Academy Class of 1945

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
    Ursuline prepared me in English, an essential tool for an aspiring writer. I was always interested in writing and history. Science wasn’t my field. I was fond of all of my teachers: Mother Loyola, Mother Columba, Mother Aloysius, Mother Elizabeth Marie, and Mother Leah. But it was Mother Rose who was the most inspirational to me. She liked what I wrote and encouraged me through her challenging English Department assignments.
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  • August Alumnae Spotlight, Stephanie Tomlinson Ricau, Skip of 1992

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
    The education that I received at Ursuline truly fostered my love for learning. The Academy’s strong foundation gave me the confidence I needed to stay true to myself and follow my dreams. I began my career in law; however, I began to realize that my true passion was in teaching. Being home at Ursuline is actually what helped ignite this passion. While celebrating my 20th reunion on campus, I began to realize that I was missing out on being a part of a place that was such a big part of me. I wanted to give back…I wanted to be more involved, to help and to serve. I joined the Alumnae Board and decided to return to school for my teaching certification. My organization, work ethic, and sense of humor were all shaped by Ursuline Academy. My passion for teaching is a direct result of the amazing teachers I had on State Street. I want my students to have the same wonderful experiences I had. With that said, as a teacher, I am constantly looking for ways to improve. I always strive to be a wonderful role model for our young women.
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  • July Alumnae Spotlight, Kristen Rivero, Merry Mac of 2000

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
    It was my high school chemistry class during junior year that inspired me to select chemistry as my college major. Mrs. Linton’s chemistry lab revealed that not only did I like science, but I was actually good at it! Ursuline taught me to be an independent thinker and to always be confident in expressing my opinions – lessons that continue to guide me today.
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  • June Alumnae Spotlight, Margaret MacLaren, Sioux of 2017


    In what ways do you feel your Ursuline education has prepared you for the world in which we live?
    Sitting in a desk in my classrooms for the past five years, I have been taking notes. I have spent hours with flashcards. Pouring over textbooks, I have fallen asleep with trigonometric functions on my mind. Entering high school, I hadn’t yet grown into my uniform and I was completely disorganized and unprepared. With oversized shoes and an embarrassingly long skirt, I lacked the work ethic and drive that I now have today.
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  • May Alumnae Spotlight, Dedra Newman Castle, Sioux of 1984

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
    My experience at Ursuline provided discipline and the ability to think beyond the topic or task at hand to gain a more comprehensive perspective. It also gave me a foundation for gathering insights from others and for seeking continuous improvement. It allowed me to tie my faith into all that I do while also embracing diverse perspectives and being respectful of the beliefs of others.
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