Angela Boyle ’53 Award for Service

The Angela Boyle ’53 Award for Service is presented to an alumna who demonstrates service to the community and fully represents the Ursuline spirit. Given annually during the spring Alumnae Weekend luncheon, this award is one of the event’s highlights that is shared with the classmates of the recipient and family and friends alike. Angela Boyle’s history with Ursuline dates back to her graduation in 1953. Post-graduation, Angela was a beloved English teacher at Ursuline for many years before becoming the Assistant Principal. Her devotion to the school continued as she was named the first lay President of Ursuline Academy. After years of continued dedication and service for Ursuline, this award was named as her legacy. Angela remains active in the Ursuline sisterhood from her home in Florida despite the distance.

2022 Award Recipient:  Janis Julian ’72

“To whom much is given, much will be required” Luke 12:48. This is the path that Janis has followed, beginning at a young age and continuing 50 years past her graduation. It started as a child when Janis and her neighborhood friends would host summer carnivals in her parent’s front yard. They donated the proceeds to the Emily P. Bissell Hospital for Children, and their volunteer efforts were spotlighted in the News Journal.

During her years at Ursuline Academy, Janis and her classmates often volunteered at the Tilton Terrace Home for the elderly, mentored underserved students at Cool Springs Elementary School, and lent a hand to the Ursuline moms when the annual Fashion Show hit the stage.

As a young mother, Janis carved out time to volunteer at St. Francis Hospital, the Fresh Start Scholarship Fund, the Board of Marydale Retirement Community, and with fundraising efforts for the Ministry of Caring. She was a member of the Hockessin-Greenville Rotary, where she established a Paul Harris Foundation Chapter, and was a Eucharistic Minister and Finance Council member at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Hockessin.

Janis believes in the power of education, which is evident from her service as a Board Member at Ursuline Academy and at Salesianum School, where she was a member and Chair of the Advancement Committees and served on their Capital Campaigns. In 2010, Janis received an Outstanding Leadership Award from Junior Achievement, where she worked with students to create and launch businesses, taught financial literacy in public schools, and was an active participant in “Teach Children to Save Day,” one of her favorite programs. Janis has been a mentor in public schools for several years and currently mentors two fourth grade students.

The Governor appointed Janis to the Delaware Division of the Arts Council, where she is currently serving her 4th term. She is the state representative on the Development Committee of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and serves on the Board of the Mary Campbell Center, where she chairs the Advancement Committee.

After a brief detour at Winterthur, where Janis served as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, she returned to her early career in banking at WSFS Bank. During her tenure at WSFS, she managed the bank’s philanthropic initiatives, as well as all volunteer programs.

She is an inspiration to her children (all alums of Ursuline), her classmates, and her community. Congratulations, Janis Julian, Class of 1972, for this well-deserved award!