The Lister Family Scholars Program will reward and inspire academic achievement while recognizing students who are dedicated to the values of leadership and service. This scholarship program has been established in Norman and Patricia’s honor by their daughter Melinda Krauss Lister from Ursuline Academy’s Class of 1992, her husband Christopher, and their children John, Madelyn, Olivia, and Amelia. This scholarship will be awarded to one of the top candidates applying for admission to Ursuline Academy’s Upper School each year.
Norman Krauss, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Chemistry (’57) and Chemical Engineering (’58), spent most of his career at E.I. Dupont in Wilmington. Norman was the first Parish Council President of the Church of the Holy Child Parish and worked closely with then-Bishop Thomas J. Mardaga and then-Pastor Charles W. Paris to build the Church on Naamans Road. Patricia, a long-time 5th grade teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, was a consistent volunteer at Ursuline Academy. She was an active member of Holy Child Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary and treasured her time with the Ursuline Sisters. Norman and Patricia were firm believers in the power of Catholic education. Their seven children were educated in Catholic schools, and all four daughters graduated from Ursuline Academy.
Class of 2027 Recipient, Emory Kirkham
The selection committee proudly awarded Emory Kirkham, an incoming freshman from Cab Calloway School of the Arts, as this year’s Lister Family Scholar. Emory scored in the top five percent of all applicants to Ursuline, received excellent recommendations, and has been recognized for her leadership qualities in Middle School. Congratulations, Emory!