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.

Tracey Bates Leone ‘85 was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in September 2018 for coaching soccer. She was the first women’s soccer coach in Clemson history when the program began in 1994. Read more. 

Jenny Yakamavich Fedele ’88 was named a Colorado Super Lawyer by Superlawyers.scom, a Thomson Reuters service. Jeanette is a shareholder of The Kelman Buescher Firm in Denver, Colorado where she practices labor and employment law, representing labor unions throughout the Rocky Mountain West.  She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also licensed in the State of Washington.  Jeanette was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2013 before moving to Colorado and is pleased to have her worked recognized in her new legal community. 

Carrie Nelms Edwards ‘90, Director of Nursing at Forensic Nurse Staffing of West Texas, was elected to serve on the Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification for the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Learn more. 

Adora (Esther) Nwankwo Ndu '97 was promoted earlier this year to Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at BioMarin Pharmaceutical.

Kate Kilanowski ‘98 was named as one of the Top Women Lawyers for Real Estate Law in Texas Monthly’s annual list.

Alex Huffman ‘00, Manager and Support Services at Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern, was a recipient of the Diana and Richard C. Strauss Service Excellence Award. This award honors employees who exemplify excellent care and service, professionalism, a positive attitude, dedication to teamwork, dependability, enthusiasm, and compassion for patients, guests, and co-workers. Learn more. 

Madison Haley ’15 and her Stanford Cardinals won the NCAA National Soccer Championship. She has also been invited into the U.S. Women’s National Team pool training for upcoming national team games. Read more. 

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