Sister Erin Zubal attending the School of the Americas Protest
Written by Sr. Elaine Berkopec, O.S.U., Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences
Sister Erin Zubal, O.S.U., M.A., graduated from Ursuline with a B.A. in Social Work and M.A. in Education Administration. Her work has included serving as social worker to women in Cuyahoga County Jail, theology teacher and campus minister at Beaumont High School.
She is currently the athletic director at Beaumont. As an Ursuline, she believes, “Our legacy includes living the Gospel and reaching out to the people on the margins. We bring the gift of presence … to each other, to our families, and to those we serve.”
Since 1850, The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland have been ministering to the people of Cleveland in many ways. Their service began almost exclusively in classroom education. However, the needs of the people and society have grown in a variety of ways since 1850. Ursulines currently have a broad working definition of “education” that is evident in the many good works they now do. We offer some examples of Ursulines who are Ursuline College Alumnae and who have brought their gifts to a broad spectrum of ministries.