Sister Diana Stano, President of Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, has announced that she will retire effective June 30, 2015. As President of the region’s premier Catholic college focusing on women for the past 18 years, Sister Diana has led Ursuline through a remarkable period of growth and transformation.
During her tenure, the campus has experienced a constant upgrade with more than $41 million in capital improvements including a new student learning center, dining hall, residence hall, athletic fields, and two buildings currently under construction: a new athletic center and a center for the creative and healing arts and sciences to house nursing and art therapy & counseling, two of the College’s outstanding programs. Almost the entire campus has undergone renovations and improvements to enhance the learning experience for students.
Ursuline College senior forward Paige Rowan (Concord Township, Ohio/Lake Catholic) has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week after scoring three goals to help the Arrows go two-for-two in non-conference games last week. This is the fourth time in her career that she has earned the weekly award.
UC earned wins over West Liberty (Mountain East) and Walsh (GLIAC) to run its record to 3-1 on the young year.
Fall Orientation, August 23 & 24, 2014, photos by alumna Maggie Stark ’14.
By Stephanie Pratt BA ’13, Graduate Admission Coordinator
For as long as I recall, the First Amendment of the United States Constitution included the right to speak freely and peacefully assemble. Today, however, I sit confused, staring at a plea made by Father Roy Bourgeois, leader of the SOA Watch. This plea is a result of a permit refusal and the silencing of a beautiful and necessary movement. This movement, which is very dear to my heart, as well as many others of the Ursuline community, is the progression to close the School of the Americas.
Experience India with International Partners in Mission (IPM) on this small group tour, designed for 10-20 participants for approximately 10-12 days. IPM’s Immersion Experiences are short-term travel opportunities where participants learn firsthand from IPM Project Partners in India, including alumna Karen Hanson ’08 organization Girls for the World. IPM offers Immersion Experiences to build cross-cultural relationships so that participants can gain a greater understanding of the global realities of poverty and injustice.
Perhaps you’ve heard: beginning this school year, the State of Ohio will roll out great new initiatives to impact the postsecondary success of our high school graduates. When this year’s HS freshmen are juniors, for starters, they’ll be able to take the ACT or SAT for free.
While test waivers existed before for the neediest students, this effort, I think, sets expectations for all students to evaluate college as an option, and reduces barriers to college access. What’s more is that the OGT is also going away, and students who score at a college-readiness benchmark on the ACT or SAT (or) earn passing scores on new exams offered at the end of 7 major core courses (or) complete an approved licensure program and job assessment for career readiness will qualify for graduation in this state.
#COMINGSOON Four Ursuline students spent their spring break volunteering with H.E.L.P. Malawi. Read about their experience in the upcoming Spring 2014 issue of VOICES Magazine.
#COMINGSOON In the Summer 2014 issue of VOICES Magazine, find a beautiful photo essay from a recent alumnae trip to Italy by Director of Alumnae Relations Tiffany Mushrush Mentzer ’03.