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“Ursuline was good to me. We owe her a debt of gratitude. It’s time for us (as he gestured to his classmates) to pay it forward.”

Dear Alumni,

Tradition is synonymous with Ursuline High School. Though many years have passed since you walked the halls at 750 Wick Avenue, shared alumni experiences remain. Our students still stand when an adult enters the room and pray the Memorare at the Shrine. And, while the style has changed over the last 118 years, our students still wear uniforms. Ursuline High School is mindful that our connection to our students does not end at graduation. We make a concerted effort to engage alumni ~ whether by invitations to events such as the Annual Auction or Alumni Golf Outing, the printing of the Alumni Quarterly magazine or by asking them to serve on various committees. These efforts keep our graduates connected with both their Alma Mater and with each other.

The importance of alumni support can never be understated. Their gifts of time and talent enrich our school community. Their generosity of treasure – to the Annual Appeal, Endowment Fund and Capital Projects – provides us with invaluable resources so that Ursuline High School continues to grow and thrive.

Much has changed since 1905 when Mother Vincent O’Connell opened the doors to the Ursuline Academy of the Holy Name of Jesus, a simple day school for girls In the ensuing 100 years, we admitted boys, added a new building while educating students in the Ursuline tradition. We are now 19,000 alumni strong. And we’ve added many new ways to communicate with our graduates: a weekly e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin – vehicles of communication that the Ursuline Sisters could not even have imagined in 1905. While many things have changed, there are many constants ~ our loyal alumni who while giving back are paying it forward. This support for a school that they love will surely keep the Ursuline tradition alive, thriving and a viable option for future generations of young people who right now are simply dreaming about the day when they will be wearing green and gold.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Carolyn L. Korenic

Director of Alumni and Advancement

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Alumni Golf Classic

Class Reunions

 

Class of ’52,’53,’55 Joint Class Reunion

Sunday, August 30, 2022

Mass at Saint Charles Parish
Dinner to follow
Contact: Tom or Mary
Rita McNicholas Carney
(330) 782-8895 or (330) 727-3412

Class of ’52,’53,’55 Joint Class Reunion

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Mass at Saint Charles Parish
Dinner to follow
Contact: Tom or Mary
Rita McNicholas Carney
(330) 782-8895 or (330) 727-3412

Class of ’52,’53,’55 Joint Class Reunion

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Mass at Saint Charles Parish
Dinner to follow
Contact: Tom or Mary
Rita McNicholas Carney
(330) 782-8895 or (330) 727-3412

Reunion Checklist

  • Organize a committee to take responsibility for key areas such as classmate outreach, budget/finances, invitations, venue and catering, and a class gift.
  • Call the Office of Alumni and Advancement for your class list
  • Begin looking for addresses, emails and cell numbers of “lost” classmates
  • Select a location, choose a menu, set the price
  • Book a photographer, band and/or DJ.
  • Notify the Alumni Office so that your reunion notice will be listed in the Quarterly, the enewsletter and on the website

Need help in preparing your invitation? The Alumni Office can help.

Costs include:

  • Ursuline letterhead – $20.00
  • Ursuline envelopes – $25.00
  • Postcards – $36.00
  • Postage per piece ($.60 #10 envelopes and $.40 postcards)
  • Mailing labels – $20.00
  • Service charge – $25.00

Charges for letterhead, envelopes and postcards will be adjusted based on your class size. After the reunion, send your reunion photo to the Alumni Office for inclusion in the e-newsletter and on the website. As a means of marking this special anniversary or pivotal birthday, your class may support a scholarship, endowment or much-needed item on Ursuline’s wish list. Consider giving any proceeds to your Alma Mater.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

K. Anthony Hayek ’59 and Maureen Farran Gutierrez ’63  were honored as the 2021 Distingushed Alumni

The Feast of Saint Ursula Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, October 26th at 10:30 A.M. in the school gymnasium.  The thirty-seventh Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented at the liturgy.  Each year, this award is given to graduates of Ursuline High School who have distinguished themselves by dedicated service to our school and to the community at large.  This year’s recipients were Maureen Farran Gutierrez (’63) and K. Anthony Hayek (’59).

Past award recipients include:  Bishop James W. Malone, Attorney John McNally III, Mary Irene Hoffman, Joseph Nohra Sr., Sister Jerome Corcoran, William G. Lyden, Jr., Mary Ellen Cushwa Wolsonovich, Monsignor Kenneth Miller, Alex Simon, Paulette Petrosky, Sara McClurkin Kennedy, Thomas J. Carney, Joy DiLoreto Brunner, Daniel E. Gallagher, Shirley LaCivita Phillips, Donald E. Foley, Sr., Judy Rochford Wexler, Daniel P. O’Horo, John J. Ridel, Mary Kay Buckley D’Isa, Richard Barrett, Sister Alice Marie Morley OSU, Monsignor John P. Ashton, Cynthia Ryan Reardon, Jim Beil, Sister Nancy Dawson OSU, Pat Storey Kane, Thomas Stabi, Marilou LaCivita Stroney, Dr. Thomas Shipka, Helen Lamb Lafferty, Father Frank Lehnerd, Sister Virginia McDermott OSU, M. Richard Varley, Jeanne McLaughlin Foley, Atty. Vincent Gilmartin, Maureen Collins, Father Timothy O’Neill, Dorothy Ferrell Durina, Thomas P. Metzinger, Mary Moran Krygowski, George Banks, Margene Flannery Chambers, Monsignor John Zuraw, Kathleen Cunningham Conlan, Dr. Edward Novosel, Dr. Janet E. Del Bene, Scott R. Schulick, Suzanne Morrison Fleming, Bruce Joseph, Aimee Amendolara Morrison, Tom Murray, Sr. Mary Lee Nalley OSU, John Vitullo, Ruth Coleman Carroll, John Ulicney, Dr. Mary Lou Dutko DiPillo, Michael J. Fagert, Cynthia Herubin Francisco, John F. Herubin, Kathleen O’Neil Wolsonovich, Kevin J. McGuire, Dr. Vincent and Zip Largey Basile, Robert Nelson, and August and Maria Kregar Selak.

Maureen Farran Gutierrez attended Saint Edward School.  While an Ursuline student, she was enrolled in the commercial course and excelled in the secretarial, typing and business classes which would play an important role in her 45-year career in the business world.

After graduating from Ursuline in 1963, Maureen attended Youngstown State University and graduated with an Associate Degree in Buisness Administration.  She began her career working for the Steelworkers Union for several years before taking the exam and being hired at the United States Postal Service.  Her career at the Postal Service spanned 32 years starting as a secretary for the Postmaster and later as the Human Resources Specialist.  While in Human Resources, Maureen would proctor the postal exams for aspiring employees.  She would often travel to Cleveland and Toledo to assist their office staffs in administering these exams as well. Throughout her career, Maureen was Acting Supervisor of Delivery Operations at several area post offices and eventually retired as the Manager of Vehicle Operations at the Youngstown vehicle maintenance facility.

Maureen has been married for 55 years to Anthony Gutierrez.  They have two daughters: Kellie (Ursuline Class of 1993) and Kristen (Class of 2000).  Two grandchildren: Dylan and Gia, and two granddogs: Apollo and Yoda, complete the family.

Maureen has always been a ‘loyal daughter’ of Ursuline. As an Ursuline parent, she attended her daughters sporting events and school plays.  She has been a staunch supporter of Ursuline’s many fundraisers.  She was a faithful volunteer for the Annual Phone-A-Thon to raise funds for the Annual Appeal.  Maureen began to help organize the Class of 1963’s 10-year reunion.  This has continued to be her passion as she helped organize and prepare her class reunion every 5 years and is currently helping to plan the her 60th Class Reunion set for 2023.

In retirement, Maureen enjoys reading, swimming and enjoying activities with her grandchildren.  She is a member of Kids Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley and is a member of Angels of Easter Seals Society. Maureen was a long-time member of Saint Edward Parish while living in Liberty Township and volunteered at the church’s many activities including bingo, spaghetti dinners, and school functions. She and her husband are now members of Saint Michael Parish after relocating to Canfield.

K. Anthony Hayek entered Ursuline High School after graduating from Sacred Heart School on Youngstown’s East Side. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Kent State University in 1966. He is a registered architect in the State of Ohio and 21 other states as well.

In 1969, he formed K. Anthony Hayek Associates in Youngstown, an architectural firm specializing in institutional and commercial architecture. During 28 years in operation, his firm was involved in some of the most significant public buildings in Mahoning County.

As a Youngstown native and long-time resident of Youngstown, Anthony was involved in the revitalization of the Central Business District since the 1970s.  Significant community projects include the Covelli Center, The Mahoning County Justice Center and the YSU WATTS Indoor Training Facility.

In 1997, K. Anthony Hayek Associates merged with ms consultants, engineers, architects and planners, one of the top 500 engineering and architectural firms in the country with over 350 employees and seven branches in the Midwest and North Carolina.

He has served as Project Principal, Director and Manager on over 800 projects throughout his career.   Among his past significant projects are the Boardman Township Administration and Police buildings, Poland Police Station, Girard Police and Administration buildings, YSU’s Bliss Hall Fine Arts Center and Ford Theater, Ursuline High School’s Little Theater on Bryson Street, Ursuline Sisters Preschool, Saint Maron Church and Maronite Center, Holy Family, Saint Paul and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mr. Anthony’s Social Hall, the Ohio Heart Institute, Hillside Hospital Rehabilitation Center and the Antonine Village Assisted Living and Daycare Center.

Anthony is a member of the American Institute of Architects (Past Treasurer), the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Youngstown Eastern Ohio Chapter of AIA (past V.P and Treasurer), and Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

Throughout his career he has earned 17 design awards from both AIA and the Civic Improvements Committee of the Youngstown Chamber.  His community and civic affiliations include the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Mahoning Valley, United Way Volunteer After 6, Second Harvest Food Bank, Mill Creek Metro Parks Advisory Committee, Knights of St. Maron and currently serves his Alma Mater on the Arts & Athletics Building Advisory Committee.  In 2017, Hayek semi-retired and presently oversees business development for ms consultants’ architectural sector.

Anthony has been a faithful Ursuline alumnus.  He has long supported the Annual Appeal, Capital Campaigns and was part of a core group of 1959 alumni who established the Class of 1959 Scholarship that is part of the Ursuline Endowment.

He has been married to Patricia Ann Hayek since 2011.  He has three children: Tony, Renee and Christopher and a step-daughter, Kellie.  He has seven grandchildren ranging in age from eleven to twenty-four years old located in Ohio, Florida and Colorado.

The Feast of Saint Ursula Liturgy is celebrated annually each October in the school gymnasium. Since 1987, the Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented at the liturgy. Each year, this award is given to graduates of Ursuline High School who have distinguished themselves by dedicated service to our school and to the community at large.

Past award recipients include: Bishop James W. Malone, John McNally III, Mary Irene Hoffman, Joseph Nohra, Sister Jerome Corcoran, William G. Lyden, Jr., Mary Ellen Cushwa Wolsonovich, Monsignor Kenneth Miller, Alex Simon, Paulette Petrosky, Sara McClurkin Kennedy, Thomas J. Carney, Joy DiLoreto Brunner, Daniel E. Gallagher, Shirley LaCivita Phillips, Donald E. Foley, Sr., Judy Rochford Wexler, Daniel P. O’Horo, John J. Ridel, Mary Kay Buckley D’Isa, Richard Barrett, Sister Alice Marie Morley OSU, Monsignor John P. Ashton, Cynthia Ryan Reardon, Jim Beil, Sister Nancy Dawson OSU, Patricia Storey Kane, Thomas Stabi, Marilou LaCivita Stroney, Dr. Thomas Shipka, Helen Lamb Lafferty, Father Frank Lehnerd, Sister Virginia McDermott OSU, M. Richard Varley, Jeanne McLaughlin Foley, Vincent Gilmartin, Maureen Collins, Father Tim O’Neill, Dorothy Ferrell Durina, Thomas P. Metzinger, Mary Moran Krygowski, George Banks, Margene Flannery Chambers, Monsignor John Zuraw, Kathleen Cunningham Conlan, Edward Novosel, Janet E. Del Bene, Scott R. Schulick, Suzanne Morrison Fleming, Bruce Joseph, Aimee Amendolara Morrison, Tom Murray, Sr. Mary Lee Nalley OSU, John Vitullo, Ruth Coleman Carroll, John Ulicney, Dr. Mary Lou Dutko DiPillo, Michael Fagert, Cynthia Herubin Francisco, John F. Herubin, Kathy O’Neil Wolsonovich, Kevin J. McGuire, Dr. Vincent T. Basile, Zip Largey Basile, Atty, Robert M. Nelson, August J. Selak and Maria Kregar Selak.

Endowment Fund, Inc.

A private, Catholic school education at Ursuline is invaluable. The Irish tradition lives on beyond the halls, enduring into the personal and professional lives of past students. This long-lasting tradition isn’t possible without the financial support of Ursuline’s alumni and friends.

Transcripts

You can request your Ursuline High School transcript. Please be aware that only the alumnus may request an official transcript. There are two different ways to request a transcript. You can request a transcript in person, by mail, fax or by completing the Transcript Request Form.

MAILING ADDRESS:
Transcripts
Ursuline High School
750 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio
44505-2892
Fax Number: (330) 744-3358

Transcripts to be mailed out can be ordered by mail, fax, or in person. Please click on the link below to print out your request. Transcripts will be processed usually in three business days. Transcripts may be picked up (with photo ID) at the Ursuline High School Main Office on the second floor. Ask for Mrs. Marcy Sebest, ext. 111.

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