Ursuline alumnae are dedicated servant leaders empowered to create change. Infused with the Serviam spirit, they give back in many ways, engaging with their communities as accomplished professionals, volunteers, wives and mothers, and civic leaders. Shaped by a rich heritage, they are a diverse network of confident, collaborative, and compassionate women who embrace opportunity and challenge at home and around the world.
Through the Ursuline Alumnae Association, founded in 1899, generations of women have remained active in programs which support the school as well as strengthen bonds of friendship first forged at the Academy.
Janet Rayfield, Class of 1979
The second of six Rayfield girls to attend Ursuline, Janet excelled at academics, played multiple sports, and performing in plays and musicals. Upon graduating from Ursuline, amidst the growth spurred by Title IX, Janet attended the University of North Carolina and played on their very first women’s varsity soccer program.
Dr. Tammy Clarke, Class of 1988
With a passion for humanitarian work, Tammy committing to a year of service with the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers (CVV). Living in community and volunteering at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless’ medical clinic, she became a “companion on the journey” with Denver’s un-housed population. It was a this point when Tammy found her vocation, discerning a call to work with the poor and marginalized mentally ill.
Sister Mary Troy, O.S.U., Class of 1951
Sister Mary started Ursuline as a first grader in 1939. She is a member of the Class of 1951 that attended school at all three campuses – the old campus on Live Oak, Merici High School on Walnut Hill Lane, and the Ursuline campus we all know and love.
Throughout her time at Ursuline, Sr. Mary never considered joining the order but during graduation weekend, as she thought with gratitude about the Sisters, she also thought “Maybe I could do that.”