Women in Serviam 2020 Award
In 2020, due to the pandemic, Ursuline Academy Alumnae Association has chosen to give a special award to take the place of the annual Distinguished Alumna Award and Young Alumna Serviam Award. We have been flooded by the countless acts of Serviam, big and small, and we believe all should be recognized for their service and love that has been shown to our communities, near and far.
Women in Serviam Pandemic 2020 Awards will go to alumnae who have served in various ways through the pandemic (healthcare workers, teachers, essential workers, so many more, etc). Please nominate someone you know to be honored as a part of this group and receive a pin in the mail.
We are looking for all those serving on the front lines, from the healthcare workers to those working in grocery stores and restaurants; from retail workers to those volunteering in their community; from teachers and moms to employers and caretakers. We hope all alums who have been making a difference to others through the pandemic in large or small ways.
Each year two awards are given to outstanding Ursuline Academy St. Louis Alumnae.
If you have a suggestion of a worthy alumna for either of these awards, please submit her name here and the Alumnae Association Board of Directors will follow up with you.
Young Alumna Serviam Award
The annual Young Alumna Serviam Award honors an outstanding alumna who, through her service, leadership and achievement, embodies the Serviam spirit of an Ursuline Academy education. This annual award is presented to a young alumna at the annual Thanksgiving Liturgy held the week of Thanksgiving.
Click here to download the Young Alumna Serviam Nomination Form.
The recipient of this honor must:
- Have graduated from Ursuline Academy St. Louis within the previous 10 years.
- Demonstrate a desire to serve others in her daily life through continuing service to the Academy, the Alumnae Association, or the local or national community.
- Engage others in her service mission.
- Have been changed by her lived experiences of Serviam.
Young Alumna Serviam Award Recipients
2005 Anna Agniel Bushlack '99
2006 Colleen McLaughlin Clark '00
2007 Jackie Gallo '99
2008 Kristine Schneider '01
2009 Erin O'Toole '03
2010 Jennifer Mohan '02
2011 Bridget Cromien '05
2012 Maggie Brueggen Grzesiowski '08
2013 Caitlin Torrence '07
2014 Theresa Goodwillie '08
2015 Michelle Treese '08
2016 Amy Patterson '09
2017 Anna Bergamini '09
2019 Claire Burkemper '12
2020 Women in Serviam
1990 Thelma Hartnett
1990 Marie Sherman
2007 Rosalie Bannister
Distinguished Alumna Award
Presented to an alumna who exemplifies in her public and private life the Christian ideals and standards of Ursuline, for distinguished service in her profession or to her community or to Ursuline Academy.
Click here to download the Distinguished Alumna Nomination Form.
Distinguished Alumna Award Recipients
1988 Sylvia Persow Friedman ’37
1989 Rosemary Phelan ’57, Jane Mitchellette Hanneken ’48 and Clare Ann Maguire Wick ’69
1990 Alice Shaughnessy, OSU ’36, Carol Schutz Classe ’60 and Maria Rodgers O’Rourke ’81
1991 Mary Viszeneki ’56 and Fonda M. Fantroy ’73
1992 Mary Barrett Paspalas ’69
1993 Mary Jeanne Stuever Wehner ’44
1994 Livvy Herbert Rasp ’62
1995 Sr. Carol Lehmkuhl, PO ’64 and Kathy J. Wilmering ’76
1996 Judy Van Cleave Chiodini ’69
1997 Marjorie “Gee” Kaiman ’62
1998 Jeanne Devaney Dennis ’33, Dr. Irene Riddle ’51 and Mary Louise Hesse White ’78
1999 Patricia Barrett ’55
2000 Nancy Maczko Benz ’50
2001 Sally Maguire ’76
2002 Challen Cody Koch ’49
2003 June Datillo Pashia ’57
2004 Emily Byrne Newsham ’49
2005 Sr. Mary Catherine O’Gorman, CSJ ’50
2006 Margaret “Peggy” O’Neill Williams ’36
2007 Colleen Joern Vetter '83
2008 Jane Marie Blanke '73
2009 Capt. Kathy Beasley '74
2010 Kim Santen Blackford '85
2011 Rosalie Redington Duvall '60
2012 Pat Witt Harris '62 and Maureen Walsh Herrmann '77
2013 Sr. Carol Kopff, O.P. '54
2014 Norma Eichenlaub Stern '44
2015 Susan Puetz Lenihan '71
2016 Dr. Susan Michaelree Fletcher '66
2020 Women in Serviam