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.

Class of 1978 Gathering

Members of the Class of 1978 gather periodically to support each other as they focus on nutrition as a way to stay healthy in their “Golden Years."

The attached photo was taken at a plant-based group event at the home of Dianne '78 and Pat Doyle. Dianne and Pat's group studies and enjoys the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle as well as its positive impact on global sustainability. The group meets monthly for potlucks, book clubs, and veggie jar swaps.

Pictured: Sharon Williams Knox, Rosie Franz Peterson, Dianne Wright Doyle, Cathy Hill Shade, and Sharon Broun Keeler

Not pictured, but in attendance: Lynn Hebert Blake and Jan Hunter Lane

Other Class of 1978 members who are interested in the vegan lifestyle and incorporating more plants into meals include Martha Britz Granger, Leslie Vassallo, and Melanie Speegle Shotwell. 

MD's Sabrina Browne ‘03 and Rita Saynhalath '03

MD's Sabrina Browne ‘03 and Rita Saynhalath '03 were selected to pass out envelopes to medical students matching in psychiatry and anesthesiology, respectively, during UT Southwestern Medical School Match Day 2024.

Dr. Alison Mathews '03 was the Keynote Speaker at the University of West Georgia for their Sociology Honors Program Dinner.

She spoke to the students about using their life story to drive their work, setting boundaries to maintain self-care, and knowing their value when they walk into every room.

Sabrina Browne ‘03, Pediatric Psychiatrist at Children’s Health and Assistant Professor at UTSW, was named System Employee of the Year by the DFW Hospital Council.

Alex Perez-Garcia '12 was selected as a Featured Speaker for the Michigan Ross Story Lab Showcase in March 2024. 

Natalie LeVeck '03 received the the Association of Media and Entertainment Council's 2024 Counsel of the Year Award for Technology and New Media Counsel. Read more.

Josephine Davis '20 will be graduating from Texas Tech University in May with a degree in Public Relations and General Business Administration. After graduation, she will be working as a missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). 

In her role with FOCUS, she will be living on another college campus for two years, inviting people into a joyful life with Christ and walking with them as they grow in faith. She will lead Bible studies, host retreats, and walk alongside women as they navigate college and have to make difficult choices about who they are and their relationship with Christ!

Tess Hayes '21 has written, produced, and hosted The Stories of Our Sisters: A Living History podcast.

This podcast is a series of one-on-one interviews with members of the Congregation of The Sisters of The Holy Cross who live on the Saint Mary's College campus.

Join Tess in listening to the Sisters share not only their life stories and experiences of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, but also the story of Saint Mary’s. The podcast can be found on Spotify and Apple.

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