Alumnae Spotlight of the Month

List of 5 news stories.

  • 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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  • 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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