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Witnesses to Christ, Witnesses for Justice: Sister Joanne Gross, O.S.U., J.D.

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Sr. Joanne Gross was awarded the Ursuline~St. John College Association’s Amadeus Rappe Award at the 2013 Reunion.

Written by Sr. Elaine Berkopec, O.S.U., Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences

Sister Joanne Gross, O.S.U., holds a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from CWRU’s Mandel Center. She currently serves as President of Catholic Community Connection, which promotes collaboration among the Catholic health care, senior living, social service and higher education ministries in the diocese of Cleveland. She also worked with Cuyahoga County as coordinator of domestic violence programming and funding, and served as legal services coordinator for a children’s mental health initiative.

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Witnesses to Christ, Witnesses for Justice: Sister Erin Zubal, O.S.U., M.A.

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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.

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Witnesses to Christ, Witnesses for Justice: Sister Mary Eileen Boyle, O.S.U.

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Sister Mary Eileen (right) teaches a new group every six weeks how to manufacture clothing and other items. All of the women pictured in the photo have been hired at area sewing companies.

Written by Sr. Elaine Berkopec, O.S.U., Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences

Sister Mary Eileen Boyle, O.S.U., served as missionary to the Native American Assinaboine Nation in Montana for several years before returning to Cleveland. Her desire to work as a missionary followed a new path in Cleveland when she established Esperanza Threads in 2000, a non-profit enterprise that employs and teaches low-income individuals, including under-employed and migrant workers, to manufacture quality clothing and other items.

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Fashion’s visual display class students create Halloween windows

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Creating hope: one ribbon at a time

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By Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC-S, Adjunct Faculty, Art Therapy and Counseling Program

In August 2014, a collaborative community art project was launched in Ferguson, Missouri in an effort to create a hopeful and safe place for people to come together in the spirit of unity, connection, and compassion.

Members from the Ferguson community and anyone supporting this creative cause have been invited to contribute a ribbon with hopeful messages that will help provide support and strength. Ribbons of HOPE, as seen in the video below are displayed at different locations throughout Ferguson to visually communicate this expression of support:

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Breen School of Nursing Dean Pat Sharpnack discusses Ebola virus on WKYC-TV news

Ursuline College well-represented in national statistical rankings

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 The NCAA released its national statistical rankings for fall sports on Monday night and Ursuline College was well-represented.

After the soccer’s team recent four-match winning streak, during which the Arrows outscored their opponents 23-0, senior forward Paige Rowan leads all of Division II with 15 goals scored. North Alabama’s Chloe Richards is right behind her with 14.

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Ursuline College President Sr. Diana Stano announces retirement

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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.

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Where they are now: Inspirational Alumnae – Linda Lewicki, RN, SJC ‘74

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Linda Lewicki, RN, SJC ’74 has had a diverse nursing career. Lewicki, currently senior nurse researcher at the Cleveland Clinic, previously worked as clinician, educator, administrator and researcher. Because of her outstanding professional experience, she was recently awarded a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cleveland Clinic Ziolony Nursing Institute. As Lewicki celebrates her 40th anniversary of graduation from St. John College this year, we asked her to reflect on her inspiring career.

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Where they are now: Inspirational Alumnae – Kerianne Senderak ’10

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Kerianne Senderak ’10 uses her marketing and communication skills in the community. After graduating from Ursuline with her English degree, Senderak went on to pursue her Master’s in Communications Management at John Carroll University. She started her career at the new Greater Cleveland Aquarium and most recently took a position as director of sales and marketing at Chagrin Falls’ Save Local Now.

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