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.

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.

Carolina Thomas '05 is the new Director of Social Media for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Ana Herrera Rodriguez '99, SMU Cox Latino Leadership Initiative Director, was announced by D CEO as a 2018 Latino Business Award finalist in the "Up and Comer" category. Read more.

Rachel Khirallah '92, Owner of Khirallah PLLC, was named as a 2018 Super Lawyer in Real Estate.

Tia Tortoriello Raymond '88

Tia Tortoriello Raymond '88, Physician at Medical City Children's Hospital, was voted best Pediatric Specialist in Cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Care by D Magazine. Read more.

Katy Cole Bove '94 (Science Faculty), Rachel Davies '07 (English Faculty), and Shannon Davey '09 (Receptionist) join Ursuline on staff this year.

Georgeann Brady McRaven '75

Georgeann Brady McRaven '75 and her husband, William, will be presented with the Center for Brain Health and Brain Performance Institute's Legacy Award on October 23, for their efforts to improve the health of military service members and their families, as well as support of the growth of the Center and Institute. Read more.

Mia Estrada '18 has been named Editorial Assistant of the Philosophical Scholastic Journal, "The Acorn" at Texas State University.

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