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.

Marie Kelly ‘83 has been recognized by Texas A&M University as an “Aggie 100,” which honors the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses in the world. Read more. She also has a new book coming out, “5 Minutes Per Week – 52 Weeks to a Better Business.” Learn more.

Michelle Staubach Grimes '86, author of the "Pidge" children's books, shares her story and her hope to end the stigma that surrounds mental illness in the Dallas Morning News article, "‘I can get help and there is hope’: Roger Staubach’s daughter on her struggle with mental illness." Read more. 

Cakky Brawley ’85, San Antonio artist, was chosen to create a sculpture for Gwangju, South Korea, San Antonio’s sister city. The sculpture, made of steel and aluminum, is 16 feet tall and titled, “Light of Friendship, Kindred Cities.” The imagery on the sculpture represents energy, light, warmth, wisdom, and a vow of continued friendship between the two cities.

Casey Hibbard, '91, started an online magazine, Rebuilding My Health, to showcase groundbreaking natural and integrative health success stories to inspire hope and healing for those with autoimmunity and other chronic illnesses. Learn more. 

Rachel Khirallah ’92 was featured in the Dallas News article, “3 days after tornado destroyed their apartments, displaced northwest Dallas renters are living in limbo.” As a real estate attorney, she discussed the importance of reviewing apartment leases for verbiage on a landlord’s responsibility to tenants after a natural disaster. Read more.

Heidi Edwards ’97 is the new President of Teacherspartners.com for Plano-based media network, Translucent Portals Inc. Read more.

Anne Lebednik ’01 recently graduated from Southwestern College with a dual Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling. She also earned her LPC-I License. Before graduating, she interned at The Art Station in Fort Worth and co-presented at the 2018 American Art Therapy Association National Conference. Her presentation topic was, “The iStruggle is Real: devices in and out of the therapeutic setting. She looks forward to bringing her training in art therapy to Texas.

Lyn Hay ’02, a Physician Assistant, was featured on Lilly Medical US to discuss her patient centered approach in regard to her role as a Medical Science Liaison. Watch video.

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