In 1979, Sister Martha Owen, Kazel’s companion missioner, took the above photo of Kazel on the motorcycle she used to travel to villages along the southeast coast of El Salvador.
Written by Sr. Elaine Berkopec, O.S.U., Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences
Ursuline Alumna, Sister Dorothy Kazel, O.S.U., M.A., served on the Cleveland Diocesan Mission Team in El Salvador, where she gave her life for the Salvadoran people. Before her work in El Salvador, she was a teacher, mentor, and counselor for high school girls for seven years.
The Ursuline Sisters have a tradition of placing religious medals in the cement footers of their new buildings asking God’s blessings on all those involved in the construction and on all who will use the building. The College Community gathered at the construction site Tuesday morning to place religious medals in the new building footers for the Center for Creative and Healing Arts and Sciences.
Ursuline College is currently constructing two new buildings on campus, an academic building and an athletic center – the College’s largest project in over 40 years.
How much do you know about Ursuline’s founders? Find out more about Ursuline’s history in the upcoming issue of VOICES Magazine, due out in July!