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.

Mary Beth Koeth’s ’01 photography accompanied the Time Magazine article, “The Fight for Working Women.”

Kate Sullivan Tate ’03, 5th Grade Math Teacher at Julian T. Saldivar Elementary School in Dallas, exemplified Serviam spirit after the Texas Winter Storm. Watch video.  

Marisa Bertha Allen ‘04

Marisa Bertha Allen ‘04 was at the Nasdaq closing bell on March 23, 2021 for an IPO of a company for which she is an advisor. The special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) - $AFAQ - aims to partner with an authentic, innovative, and sustainably minded company. $AFAQ has a female CEO, 50% female board and 50% female advisors, a rarity for a publicly traded company.

Dr. Glynnis Garry ’07, was named 2020 Domer Dozen Honoree. She is a cardiovascular physician-scientist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center who is researching the regeneration of the injured heart, while treating patients suffering from heart disease. Read more. 

Meghan Bowen ’14 and Laura Van Buskirk ’14

Meghan Bowen ’14 and Laura Van Buskirk ’14 had the opportunity to scrub in on a surgery together at MD Anderson in the Houston Medical Center.

“We were both so shocked by the crazy coincidence, as Meghan attends PA school in Fort Worth and I attend medical school in Houston,” said Laura. “She was happening to be participating in an away rotation, and I happened to be completing a surgery rotation that led us to run into each other.”

Randi Woodard '16 will be working this summer and fall with the Tennessee Titans as an Athletic Training Intern.

Alexandria Tedeschi ’18 has been chosen by the Clemson University Department of Bioengineering for the 2021 Eugene M. Langan III Service Award. This award is given to a student who has mirrored the example of Dr. Langan’s service to the department during the academic year.

Rachel Khirallah ’92, Dallas Real Estate Lawyer, was featured on WFAA.com, “Renters across D-FW still without water, essential services; real estate lawyer shares advice.” Read more.

Allison Mathews ‘03 has accepted a position to be Executive Director of the Gilead Sciences COMPASS Faith Coordinating Center at Wake Forest University. She has also been appointed to be a Research Fellow in Faith and Health in the Divinity School.

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