High Notes

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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.

Susan Ormand Berry '97, Partner at King and Spalding, was named among this year's 40 under 40 by Oil & Gas Investor and Hart Energy. The list recognizes outstanding individuals who are “furthering the goals of their organizations and the industry through their initiative, intelligence and persistence.” Read more. 

Morgan Uber ’11 will begin her first season with the Big 12 Conference as a Digital Correspondent in December 2019. She is an on-camera host and creates digital content for the Big 12 Conference’s website, Big12Sports.com. Additionally, she will serve as an in-game host during Big 12 Football and Men’s and Basketball Championships.

Annie Dorsey '18, Industrial and Systems Engineering Student at Auburn University, will be interning with The Walt Disney Company in their Industrial Engineering Department in Orlando. 

Marie Kelly ‘83 has been recognized by Texas A&M University as an “Aggie 100,” which honors the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses in the world. Read more. She also has a new book coming out, “5 Minutes Per Week – 52 Weeks to a Better Business.” Learn more.

Michelle Staubach Grimes '86, author of the "Pidge" children's books, shares her story and her hope to end the stigma that surrounds mental illness in the Dallas Morning News article, "‘I can get help and there is hope’: Roger Staubach’s daughter on her struggle with mental illness." Read more. 

Cakky Brawley ’85, San Antonio artist, was chosen to create a sculpture for Gwangju, South Korea, San Antonio’s sister city. The sculpture, made of steel and aluminum, is 16 feet tall and titled, “Light of Friendship, Kindred Cities.” The imagery on the sculpture represents energy, light, warmth, wisdom, and a vow of continued friendship between the two cities.

Casey Hibbard, '91, started an online magazine, Rebuilding My Health, to showcase groundbreaking natural and integrative health success stories to inspire hope and healing for those with autoimmunity and other chronic illnesses. Learn more. 

Rachel Khirallah ’92 was featured in the Dallas News article, “3 days after tornado destroyed their apartments, displaced northwest Dallas renters are living in limbo.” As a real estate attorney, she discussed the importance of reviewing apartment leases for verbiage on a landlord’s responsibility to tenants after a natural disaster. Read more.

Heidi Edwards ’97 is the new President of Teacherspartners.com for Plano-based media network, Translucent Portals Inc. Read more.

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