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Alumnae Awards

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The 2024 Alumnae Awards were presented during Alumnae Day on Saturday, April 27.

View photos of the 2024 Alumnae Awards Luncheon. 

Nominations for the 2025 Alumnae Awardees will open in Fall of 2024. The Awards Luncheon for 2025 recipients will take place during next year's Alumnae Day on May 3, 2025.

Questions? Please contact the Alumnae Office.

2024 Alumnae Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumna

Cheryl Unis Mansour '66

The daughter of Dottie and Tom Unis, Cheryl graduated from Ursuline in 1966, having been involved in several school projects including serving as School Chairman of the Leukemia Drive, Yearbook staff, and Class Cheerleader. Following Ursuline, she attended St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans. 

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Serviam Alumna

Elizabeth "Libby" Ryan Galvin '75

Libby’s life seemed to revolve around Ursuline and Serviam. A member of the Class of 1975, sports were important to Libby and Intramurals were her favorite - the prep, the class spirit, and competition would leave her hoarse for a week. She was called to serve her fellow students through Student Council, serving as Freshman Representative, Sophomore class President, and on the Executive Board as a Junior.  

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Young Alumna

Dr. Megan Madonna '11

As a member of the Class of 2011 and Ursuline’s mascot, Honey Buns, Megan Madonna took part in several opportunities that aided her in discovering her true passion for engineering and healthcare. 

Megan’s Senior Service was at Parkland Hospital’s Oncology and OB Complications clinics. This, coupled with her time in Ursuline’s Pink Ladies Club, spurred her interest in women's health and cancer. Additionally, Megan was the first Ursuline student to serve as an athletic trainer for Jesuit, making her the first female to letter at Jesuit athletics, furthering her interest in the medical field. She took part in Ursuline's first engineering-related elective as well as Ursuline's first AP Physics C course, confirming her interest in engineering and preparing her well for college.  

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Sister Marie Staats Award

Sr. Lois Castillon, O.S.U.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Sister Lois Castillon, O.S.U. is one of five children. Her parents, Florence and Alan Castillon raised their family on faith-based principles and passed their lively Catholic heritage on to their children. Sr. Lois graduated from Ursuline Academy in St. Louis where she was active in sports, especially volleyball and basketball. She participated in the school drama and debate clubs, the Sodality club, and was voted President of her freshman class.  

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Award Categories and Recipients

The Ursuline Academy Alumnae Association honors several alumnae each year as the recipients of the following award categories: