Alumnae of Ursuline Academy
You're invited to help us celebrate our alums with graduation years ending in 4 or 9 at the 2024 Reunion Weekend on April 19th and 20th!
Join us on Friday evening for an evening Cocktail Reception in the Fusco Student Life Center. All classes are invited to celebrate our 4s and 9s at Friday's event. Catch up with classmates, shop the Raider Closet, and take a tour of Fusco Hall. On Saturday, enjoy Mass and a Luncheon in the Anna Raskob Auditorium and Laffey McHugh Gymnasium. Take a tour with one of our current students, and we will also take class photos to remember the special occasion.
We will present the Angela M. Boyle ’53 Award for Service to a deserving alumna, in addition to the Alumnae Scholarship to a rising freshman. We will announce the recipient of this year's Angela Boyle '53 Award for Service soon. The Angela Boyle '53 Award for Service is presented to an alumna who demonstrates service to the community and fully represents the Ursuline spirit.
2023 Reunion Weekend
Ursuline Academy's 2023 Reunion Weekend was a success! Alumnae ranging from the classes of 1953-2013 returned to campus to celebrate. Our Friday night Cocktail Reception welcomed alums to the Student Life Center, a new space for so many graduates. On Saturday, we prayed together during a beautiful Mass in the Auditorium presided by Bishop Emeritus W. Francis Malooly.
The celebration continued with a Luncheon in the Gymnasium where we recognized Joan Mullins Przywara '53, the newest recipient of the Angela Boyle '53 Award for Service. What an honor it was to have Angela Boyle in attendance to present this award to her own classmate. Joan and Angela celebrated an incredible 70-year milestone! Thank you to our alumnae for coming to reunion weekend.
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.
Angela Boyle ‘53 Award Recipients
2023 Award Recipient: Joan Mullins Przywara ‘53
At the 2023 Reunion Weekend, we were privileged to present the Angela Boyle '53 Award for Service to Joan Mullins Przywara '53.
“The work of the world is done by a few; why not a part of that be done by you”? Spoken by her mother, this mantra became a guiding principle for Joan throughout her lifetime.
Joan’s mother, Mary Kathryn Mullins, taught at Ursuline for many years, so the Serviam motto was instilled in Joan at an early age. A lifer at Ursuline, Joan recalls her early acts of service when she was in 5th grade, volunteering at the YWCA teaching swimming to disabled girls. As a student at Ursuline in 1943, Joan discovered her passion for Girl Scouts. In high school, she described herself as a “joiner” and, as soon as she could drive, had her first taste of politics when she volunteered her time and her family’s car chauffeuring lawyers to meetings, luncheons, and settlements on Election Day.
After college, Joan began a career with the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. She was a volunteer for over 60 years with a focused effort on the Religious Awards Committee, helping girls of all faiths focus on attaining religious awards. As her family grew, Joan began volunteering at her children’s school. At St. Mary Magdalen, she worked as the Parish Secretary and volunteered on the Parish Council. Other volunteer organizations that Joan has spent decades serving include the Red Cross, the LPGA, AARP, and of course, Ursuline Academy. Through these non-profits, she was able to combine her passion for the outdoors, travel, and helping other women.
A final organization dear to her heart is the Alzheimer’s Association. Since 2002, Joan has become a champion of supporting families through the Alzheimer’s Association after her husband Richard was stricken with the disease. Joan has helped raise funds and awareness through visits to Dover and DC by participating in nearly 20 years of Walkathons and leading support groups; she is proud to give back to the organization that helped her cope with her grief.
Congratulations to Joan, and many thanks for her commitment to service.
2023 Alumnae Scholarship Recipient - Elizabeth Tilley ‘27
This year, the Alumnae Association was proud to present Ellie Tilley from the rising Class of 2027 with the 2023 Alumnae Scholarship!
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