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)

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