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Ursuline alumnae are making an impact as accomplished professionals and as Serviam women, bringing strength and leadership to their families and communities, sharing time, talent and resources to help neighbors in need, embracing opportunity and challenge at home and around the world.

To follow are highlights of recent professional, volunteer, and personal accomplishments submitted by Ursuline alumnae.

Nancy Hairston '86, CEO of MedCAD, was featured in Dallas Innovates, "A Custom Medical Device Company in Deep Ellum is Protoyping Better PPE to Fight COVID-19." Read more.

Jordan Wedell '16 has been selected as a 2020 recipient of an Academic Achievement Award from the Department of History at Loyola Marymount University. 

Michelle Robertson Hannah ‘94 is the Joint Task Force (JTF) Ready Guardian Commander at the Armed Force Reserve Center in Topeka, Kansas, supporting COVID-19. The JTF Ready Guardian is a historic event for the Kansas National Guard. While Guardsmen are routinely called upon to help domestic operations in support of natural disasters, this is the first response of this magnitude that has required the activation of a joint task force. 

Elisa Ringholm ‘04, Chief of Staff at The Story of Stuff Project and Ursuline Young Alumna Recipient, is happy to announce the release of the organization's movie, The Story of Plastic. This project is a full-length documentary about plastic pollution's impact on communities around the world. It is available to the public via streaming services (iTunes and Amazon Prime) and anyone can access virtual screenings anywhere in the world for free. 

Alyson Cruz ‘19, freshman at St. Edward's University, was selected on behalf of the Department of Biological Sciences as the “Outstanding Student in First Year Biology Courses” for her “strong work ethics, passion for Biology, and friendly personality.”

Pia Villanueva Pullido ’96 wrote an article about fellow classmate Jennifer Hrubetz Larck, “Up in the Air: How One Flight Nurse Provides Patient Care During Air Transport.” Read more.

Jacqueline Gibson ‘15 was selected as a Young Alumni feature in the The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts Annual Impact Report. The article talks about the intersection of her degrees, her work in accessibility at Microsoft, and how each of us can make the most impact in our communities. Read more.  



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