Alumnae Spotlight of the Month

List of 5 news stories.

  • February Alumnae Spotlight, Jessica Baker, Skip of 2004

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
    Someone once asked me where I learned to be a leader. The answer was simple. I learned to be a leader at Ursuline. As a student, I was given many opportunities to work with others, lead events, and speak in front of groups. These experiences gave me confidence and skills that I still draw on today. At Ursuline, I learned to have the courage to take risks, the importance of collaboration, and the value of leading through service of others.
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  • January Alumnae Spotlight, Mignon Blanc, Merry Mac of 2015

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
    Ursuline specialized in a well rounded education, and I believe that is reflected in all that I do from the volunteering I carry out, to the school work I accomplish, and even to the relationships I create and maintain. I currently attend a diverse liberal arts university where everyone’s voice is heard. Ursuline taught me to be accepting of all people no matter the race, gender, or religion. Ursuline also gave me the skills needed to properly convey my thoughts and opinions effectively. As far as academics, Ursuline prepared me immensely. I have a very challenging major, and my education at Ursuline definitely put me at an advantage. When service is concerned, Ursuline certainly planted Serviam in my character long before I went on to college. When I first started attending Loyola, I felt like a part of me was missing. It was not until months later that I realized I was missing service. I realized that because of my Ursuline education, service became woven into the very fabric of my personality. Ursuline prepared me for not only what I am doing today, but for life in general.
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  • December Alumnae Spotlight, Ashley Brauner Ernst, Sioux of 2002

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you're doing now?
    My Ursuline education prepared me for the work I do now by providing opportunities that engaged me socially, intellectually, spiritually, and physically. I had a strong academic curriculum that led me to become an independent individual who is capable of critical thinking in even the most mentally and physically exhausting situations. My job requires a great deal of problem solving and critical thinking while being able to make decisions and perform tasks under pressure; such decisions often making the difference between life and death. The faculty and staff made sure that I had the tools necessary to succeed not only in college, but throughout the rest of my career and life. My Ursuline education also provided a solid foundation for understanding the importance of service to others. Ursuline's motto Serviam, which was instilled in me at a very early age, has proven to be a vital component in my career as a Paramedic and Grants and Contracts Specialist in that I understand that my actions have a very profound effect on others. Compassion and kindness go a long way, and I am grateful that my education and learning environment at Ursuline inspired me to pursue a career that I can honestly say I truly love and feel passionate about. It has been rewarding in so many aspects. I intend to continue to apply the values of service, courtesy, loyalty and courage throughout my life and those journeys it will take me on.
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  • November Alumnae Spotlight, Hon. Nancy Amato Konrad, Skip of 1959

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now? 
    After graduation I entered the private practice of law. Seventeen years later and for the next thirty-three years I served as a Juvenile Court Judge. My entire career was centered on serving others. Serviam constantly played in my head, in my heart, and in my life. I served others in the practice of law, in judging cases in the courtroom, and in serving Louisiana's children in projects aimed at improving the juvenile justice system. The Ursuline nuns had done their job very well indelibly impressing Serviam on all of us at Ursuline.
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  • October Alumnae Spotlight, Hanan Rimawi, Sioux of 2014

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
    The rigor of Ursuline academics prepared me for my course load at Tulane now. But separate from academia, Ursuline has had an undeniably greater influence in my life. The Socratic-like discussions in English polished my diplomacy and rhetoric skills. Lectures in Spanish on immigration prepared me to do my part in ensuring that our country remains a place of refuge. The enthusiasm imbued in Calculus of all places, thanks to the very merry Mr. Walters, helped me to understand that the problem, to quote one of his class mottos, “might be difficult, though not impossible.” My introduction to writing papers in MLA style with Mr. Gricus (bless his heart for putting up very graciously with my many MLA-related hiccups!) taught me that details I might otherwise discount as minutiae are, in fact, worthy of notice; in other words, the devil sometimes lurks surreptitiously in the details. I can continue to rattle off examples ad nauseam, but I hope I’ve made myself understood: I learned lessons at Ursuline that I carry with me wherever I go.
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