Alumnae Spotlight of the Month

List of 5 news stories.

  • April Alumnae Spotlight, Erika Szabo Luening, Merry Mac of 2003

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now? 
    Our motto: Serviam. My business is 100% based on serving others. Every day I speak to my existing and new clients, listen to what their goals are and get to work helping them achieve those goals.  Nothing is out of the question for me to do if it will help them! I invest my time, energy and heart into helping my clients get healthier and live their best lives.
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  • March Alumnae Spotlight, Nancy "Ching" Blamphin Brodsky, Sioux of 1969

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you are doing now?
    Like a reliable rhythm of a metronome, the many protocols of the Ursuline nuns repeatedly demanded my attention to the task at hand whether my mind drifted from class into the beauty of the courtyards or I had failed to polish my badly scuffed saddle-oxfords the night before. Thirteen years they bravely challenged my stellar average academic performance, rightly so, and thank goodness they did. I am especially grateful for the training with Mrs. Mock and the Queen’s Players and Sister Immaculate’s chorus, both with whom I not only found my voice, I learned to listen and observe. For this Ursuline Girl, fierce love, dedication, and cherished influences enabled me to navigate through life where, as we know, nothing stays the same.
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  • February Alumnae Spotlight, Nikki Trufant-Wade, Merry Mac of 1997

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now? 
    My years at Ursuline taught me how to seek God's Word for myself and know that nothing is impossible. I was surrounded by teachers and administrators that encouraged me to ask questions - especially when it came to matters of faith - and to find answers in the Bible. The more I sought the Word, the more I grew to know myself, and the bolder I became in all that I've done and am doing. I am passionate about teaching little ones that the Bible is the greatest adventure book they'll ever read and that Jesus is the greatest superhero they'll ever know. It’s because of those seeds planted at Ursuline that I'm able to do all that I do in my professional and ministerial life.
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  • January Alumnae Spotlight, Mary Donovan Becnel, Sioux of 2008

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
    My Ursuline education gave me a solid foundation of critical thinking skills, confidence, and compassion. These skills assist me in supporting my patients to live their life to fullest despite the challenges he/she may face throughout their lifespan.
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  • December Alumnae Spotlight, Dr. Kiana Wright, Skip of 1995

    In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
    My Ursuline Academy education prepared me for the work I am doing now foremost by laying a solid academic and socially-conscience foundation upon which to build. The curriculum developed my critical thinking and reasoning skills and challenged me in ways that allowed me to flourish. It was the beginning step that culminated in the attainment of my doctorate degree. An integral part of my Ursuline education was religion and the calling to be of service to others.  I wholeheartedly feel that my chosen career path as a clinical/forensic psychologist is my responding to that call and being of service to God’s children. At Ursuline, I learned to be a servant leader, to create my own path, and that girls rock!
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