Ursuline Academy Home to New Innovation Center

In partnership with Linda and Paul McConnell, Ursuline Academcy recently launched "The 1313 Innovation Center powered by Ursuline."  This intiative is focused on promoting innovation and fosterering an entrepreneurial spirit for students of all ages.  The Center is an outgrowth of The University of Delaware's Horn Program in Entrepreneurship and features a college level class on entrepreneurship taught by Mrs. McNichol, Director of Innovation and Assistant Chair of the Fine Arts.  Through Ursuline and Salesianum's existing exhange program, the course will be open to students from both schools who can earn 1-2 college credits.  Initially, the Center will serve Salesianum, Nativity Preparatory School and Serviam Academy with plans to reach out to additional schools in the future.

Additionally, The 1313 Innovation Center powered by Ursuline will be the hub for:

  • Seminars for faculty and students
  • Speaker Series featuring topics related to entrepreneurship
  • Afterschool drop-in program where students can learn about entreprenuership and explore ideas

The use of space for the Center will be conducive to creative and innovative thinking within a comfortable and collaborative workspace with plenty of technology.

"Think of sitting around a compfire and sharing ideas," say Cathie Field Lloyd, President of Ursuline Academy.  "The Center will be a place where both students and faculty can connect and think freely.  There are no right or wrong answers, only creative solutions."