First Three Global Scholars Graduate
The Ursuline Education Network (UEN) has conferred the Ursuline Global Scholars Certificate upon three graduating students who have stretched beyond traditional core curriculum requirements and have demonstrated intellectual achievement, a commitment to service, passion for international issues and a desire to be involved in global change.
St. Louis students in the Global Scholars program study a world language for four consecutive years and take at least four globally-focused courses in addition to completing independent reviews or reflections on at least eight works of international/cultural media. They must also complete four co-curricular requirements that include holding a leadership role in the Leadership for Diversity Team or one of the three world language honor societies, participating in a Global Education Trip, hosting a visiting student, attending a conference or engaging in other globally-focused activities. In addition, 20 hours of service with a focus on global/international issues must be completed as well as a 20-minute capstone presentation given by the student about her global experience.
Ursuline Academy St. Louis is one of the first three Ursuline-sponsored schools in the world tooffer this program and we are proud to announce our first recipients and share summaries of their work.
Samantha Abel ’17
Co-curricular activities included participation in the United Nations’ 60th Commission on the Status of Women and the Archdiocese of St. Louis Immigration Teach-In, interviews with Ursuline Sisters from Slovenia and involvement in the United Nations Club
Cultural literacy readings/viewings included Night, Kite Runner, Forgotten Girls, America Divided, He Named Me Malala, and The Girl in the River
Community service focused on the field of human sex trafficking
Madison Corsi ’17
Co-curricular activities included membership in the Leadership for Diversity Team and Latin Honor Society, hosting a South African student, participation in UA trips to France and England, and attending the UES Leadership Conference
Cultural literacy readings/viewings include Nudge, Global Health Care: Issues and Policies, The Healing of America, A Closer Walk, Sick Around the World and The Painted Veil
Community service focused on healthcare with service performed at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Colleen Hannegan ’17
Co-curricular activities included membership in the Hispanic Honor Society, participation in the Saints & Scholars Summer Theology Institute at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame as well as the Archdiocese of St. Louis Immigration Teach-In, and education regarding immigration in El Salvador
Cultural literacy readings/viewings include Trojan Women, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, America Divided, Day of the Dead, Girl Rising and Romero
Community service performed in El Salvador through Project FIAT (Faith In Action Together)