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Nominations are open for the annual Ursuline Academy Alumnae Awards.

There are five categories available for nominees: Distinguished Alumna, Serviam Alumna, Young Alumna, Sister Marie Staats Award and Ursula Laurus.

Current members of Ursuline boards, faculty or staff cannot be nominated. Nominations, which can be made here, close April 15.

Questions can be emailed to

Here are the award descriptions:

  • Distinguished Alumnae

Established in 1984, the Distinguished Alumna Award honors a graduate who through her service, leadership, and achievements has distinguished herself to Ursuline, her community, or her profession over her lifetime. She is a recognized leader in her chosen field who reflects the Christian ideals, standards, and objectives of the Academy.

  • Serviam Alumnae

Established in 1990, this award honors a graduate who embodies the Serviam volunteer spirit of Ursuline Academy. She is recognized for her commitments, involvements, achievements, and service within the last five years. By the quality of her life and spirit, she exemplifies the Christian ideals of her Ursuline education in her service.

  • Young Alumna

The Young Alumna Award honors an alumna who graduated in the last 15 years and who, through her service, leadership, and achievements, has made outstanding commitments within her community and/or profession.

  • Sister Marie Staats Award

The Sister Marie Staats Award honors a member of the Ursuline family, male or female, who has shown an outstanding commitment and tireless service to Ursuline Academy or its Alumnae Association. Such individual’s service and commitment should have deeply and positively affected the Ursuline Community.

  • Ursula Laurus

Ursula Laurus Award was created in 2011 to honor an alumna whose life example of commitment – a generous giving of time and resources to a community in need on a national level – merits this honor and more!

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