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  • The Ursuline College English Department sponsored the twenty-fifth induction of students into Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, inducting English majors Jessica Hicks, Leah Leshnack, and Jasmin Montalvo as new members; awarding Rhianna McChesney with the English Award and the Drama Award; and graduating senior Jasmin Montalvo with the Publications Award for her work on Inscape, 18 Mar 16.
  • George Matejka and Rob Verner’s Accounting Ethics class visited the Eaton Corporation and spoke with Jack Matejka, Vice President of Internal Audit, regarding ethics issues in the accounting and auditing fields today, 7 Mar 16.
  • George Matejka and students from SETA, Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, partnered with Campus Ministry in the program on food security by staffing a table and responding to questions regarding food, food waste, and food security, 16 Mar 16.
  • Biology/ chemistry alum, Erin Childers, who is nearly finished with a Ph.D. in polymer science at Akron University, presented an engaging talk entitled, "Tunable elastic poly(ester urea)s for tendon-bone repair in rotator cuff application" at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego, CA, 14 Mar 16.


  • Chemistry student Briana Demarco was accepted into the University of Toledo Bachelor of Science Pharmacy Science (BSPS) program and will be starting in the fall of 2016.


  • Biology Alumna Mary Ellen Margocs, DO, currently works for the Cleveland Clinic Urgent Care in Bainbridge, OH.
  • Biology Alumna, Maggie Janko, received the Teach for America Institute MVP in Transformational Teaching and Leadership, Dec 15.
  • Samantha Syracuse’s Fall 2015 US 101-03 student, Euneata Walker, won the top prize ($250) in the NEO English Consortium 2015 essay Contest with her submission, “Education: A Tool for Survival.”
  • Jacob Laughner and Sara Enlow accompanied Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot to the SOA Watch Prayer Vigil and demonstration in Columbus Georgia and the Steward Detention Center holding illegal refugees, 20-21 Nov 15.


  • Biology/Math Alumna Sara Carroll, currently the Assistant Project Manager for Swinerton Renewable Energy, spoke at the Women in Cleantech & Sustainability at the Second Annual WCS Talks national event in Mountain View, CA, 7 Nov 15.
  • Psych alumna Cara Schossow (UC’15) started her Master’s program in Counseling at John Carroll in August.
  • Psych alumna Marissa Dean (UC ’15) started her doctoral program in Clinical Psychology in August.
  • Psych alumna Kayla Stefancic (UC ‘ 15) started her Masters in Counseling program at Cleveland State University in August.
  • Psych alumna Sam Gauvin (UC ’13) started her doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University in August.
  • MALS student Colleen Sweeney received a Helen R. Deneen Scholarship Award.
  • College Xpress (www.collegexpress.com), a free college and scholarship resource for students, their families, and guidance counselors, published freshman English major Marcella McHenry’s essay entitled, “Five Things I Learned from My First Month of College” in the Nov. 10, 2015, issue. To read the article, go to http://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/student-life/blog/5-things-i-learned-my-first-month/college/. Our Marketing dept. also posted Marcella’s essay on the UC website in the “News” category, and the Admission dept. is going to include it in its electronic newsletter to prospective students.
  • Biology alumna, Sarah Gostich, was elected to be the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association (APMSA) delegate for her class at Kent. http://www.apmsa.org/kent-state-university/
  • The “Design the Psychology T-Shirt Contest” took place with Allison Mitcham (Art Therapy, Psychology) submitting the winning design.


  • Students in EN 329 and English majors attended The Crucible with Eileen Kohut and Sr. Cynthia Glavac at The Cleveland Playhouse as part of their American Literature Experience, 17 Oct 15.
  • Alumna Robin Ott is the Volunteer Coordinator at the Holden Arboretum.
  • HIP major Clay Fellows is interning at Unionville Tavern and is also volunteering at the U.S.S. Cod.
  • Jessica Seaman, B.A. May ’13 in Historic Preservation and History, completed her M.A. in Humanities program with a graduate assistantship at John Carroll University.
  • Mary Ogle, B.A. in Humanities and M.A. in HiP May ’11, has been hired as the Project Review Manager for Ohio Historic Preservation Office.
  • Alumna Erin Kezele, ’15, found employment as Patient Care Nursing Assistant at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Alumna Sharita Hill, ‘14, teaches K-8 science at the Intergenerational School.


  • Mary Brigid, A Studio Major BA from Ursuline College and in the first class of Art Therapy [graduate program] had her picture and that of a friend on the electrical boxes at Euclid Avenue and East 6th Street. There was a call for artists and Mary's Batik portraits won and her work will be replicated on two electrical boxes one at each end, East 6th Cleveland Ohio.
  • Megan Funkhouser, junior art therapy major, participated in a service learning trip to Eagle Butte, SD, to volunteer with the Cheyenne River Youth Project, working alongside the graduate Counseling and Art Therapy students and faculty to implement art programming for native children and teens, 20-27 Jun 15.
  • Members of U-EartH have held two art programs at the Beachwood Public Library. At the teen group students made “wish beads” with the teens, and a children’s group, they read Blueberries for Sal and made whimsical blueberry/cheerio bird feeders, 10, 15 Sep 15.
  • Brandi McCormick, a BFA painting graduate of our Studio Art Department, went on to get her teaching masters in art education degree and graduated this Spring and is now teaching at St Saint Martin de Porres in Cleveland, Fall 15.