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.

Ana Herrera Rodriguez '99, Director of the Southern Methodist University Cox Latino Leadership Initiative, has been selected as a 2019 Texas Women's Foundation Maura and Young Leader recipient. Read more.

Madeline Elliott '03, History Teacher at Christ the King Catholic School, is one of 12 educators in the Dallas/Fort Worth area chosen to attend the 2019 United Arab Emirates Educator Study Tour. Read more.

Shannon Murray '08

Shannon Murray '08, Emory University Internal Medicine Resident, presented her research on "MircoRNA144 Mediates Alveolar Macrophage Dysfunction in HIV-1 Transgenic Rats" at a Medical Meeting in New Orleans in February.

Charisse Beaupre '07 recently founded "Friends of Stemmons Park," a nonprofit in partnership with the Dallas Parks & Recreation Department and sponsorship from the Dallas Parks Foundation. Stemmons Park, located at Oaklawn Avenue and Harry Hines Boulevard, will serve as the premier junction connecting the Katy Trail to the Trinity Strand Trail by 2022. Learn more.

Jacqueline Gibson '15

Jacqueline Gibson '15, senior at The University of Texas, was featured on a UT Computer Science post where she discusses her desire to make the world a better place. Read more.

Rachael Roth '09, Unit Publicist, was featured in the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) Magazine (pages 94-95). Read more.

Ana Perez '14 has accepted a position as an Assistant Producer at KERA working on "Think with Krys Boyd."

Alex Perez-Garcia '12 was chosen to speak at the 2nd annual Obama Foundation Summit. This speaking engagement was part of her participation in the inaugural Community Leadership Corps program. View speech (begins at the 3:20 mark).

Alice Ann Spurgin Holland '04, Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Childrens Medical Center of Dallas, was inducted as the youngest-ever president of the Texas Psychological Association for 2019.

Elliott Doughtie '03 was named a 2018 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants. This grant will provide 25 artists with $25,000 each in unrestricted funds. Read more.

Sarah Yung '10

Sarah Yung '10, U.S. Loyalty Project Advisor for ExxonMobil, received a Young Engineering Alumni Award from the University of Oklahoma. Read more (see page 34).

Jennifer Houston Scripps '95, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Dallas, is the architect behind the city's Cultural Plan. The Cultural Plan will "make a bold commitment to embrace equity and diversity in the city's art landscape over the next seven to 10 years." It received a unanimous vote from the Dallas City Council. Read more.

Sister Marynelle Gage, SL '62 celebrated her Golden Jubilee — 50 years of vows — in October 2018 with the Sisters of Loretto.

Emma Fain '18, freshman at Sewanee: The College of the South, recently made the college's cheerleading team.

Katherine Allen '14

Katherine Allen '14, Co-founder of The Genesis Fund and CEO and founder of Flo Recruit, was named one of Austin Inno's 25 Under 25. Read more.

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