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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

Event Tickets

Alumni Golf Classic

Class Reunions

 

Class of 1959

65th Class Reunion

Saturday, August 10, 2024

Ala Carte Catering (Canfield, Ohio)

Contact:  Phil Bova

pwbova@gmail.com

Class of ’64

60th Class Reunion

Sunday, August 11, 2024
Details Forthcoming

Contact:  Darlene Bokesch Aiello

(330) 502-1979

dsa7946@zoominternet.net

Cynthia Merlo Ricci (330) 565-7172

Bob Papa (330) 716-1119

Class of ’67
75th Birthday Bash

Sunday, July 28, 2024

Mass at Holy Family Church (Poland, Ohio), Brunch at Scarsella’s Restaurant (Youngstown, Ohio), Party at Byzantine at the Grove (Boardman, Ohio)

Contact: Alice Zucco Bernard
grannybernard@gmail.com

(330) 509-0571

 

Class of ’70
55th Class Reunion

Saturday, September 6, 2025

The Avalon Grand Pavilion

Contact: Tony Tringhese
(330) 727-7648
tonyt80@zoominternet.net

www.UHS70.com

 

Class of ’74

50th Class Reunion

Saturday, August 31, 2024

The Youngstown Country Club – 5:30 PM

Contact:  Janet Lavanty Guerrieri

(330) 402-5139, Mary Perrine Meredith (404) 680-7191

mpmrph@hotmail.com

Class of 2004

20th Class Reunion

Friday, November 29, 2024

The Golden Dawn – 7:00 PM

Contact:  Father Paul Dominic Marich, O.P.

paulmarich@gmail.com

http://uhs2004.com

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 – $48.00
  • Postage per piece ($.64 #10 envelopes and $.48 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

Sr. Mary McCormick, OSU, ’73 and Thomas Dalzell, Colonel USMC (Ret.), ’53  were honored as the 2023 Ursuline High School Distinguished Alumni

The Feast of Saint Ursula Liturgy was celebrated on Tueesday, October 24th 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 Sr. Mary McCormick (’73) and Col. Thomas Dalzell (’53).

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 and K. Anthony Hayek.

Thomas John Dalzell attended Saint Dominic School and graduated from Ursuline High School in 1953.  He earned a football scholarship to Virginia Tech where he played from 1953-1956.  He was drafted by the Chicago Bears to play professional football in 1956 by remained in school to complete his engineering degree.

He graduated in 1958 with a degree in Civil Engineering and entered the United States Marine Corps through the Officers Candidate Program.  While on active duty, he served in numerous command and staff assignments in the continental United States, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam and Hawaii mostly within the force and combat engineer fields including the 7th, 8th and 9th Force Engineer Battalions, the 3rd Combat Enigneer Battalion, the 2nd Bridge Company and Wing Engineer Squadron 37.

His last assignment as a Colonel in the Marine Corps was as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Facilities for the Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC.  He was responsible for and managed the facilities department of this major Marine Corps Base supporting a militry and civilian community in excess of 110,000.  With seven service and support division and a staff of 1,252, he managed a full range and specturm of facilities and engineering managment activities.  Included in the seven divisions were the Base Fire Department, the Base Housing Division which managed some 6,000 sets of family housing, all bachelor housing units for units stationed on base, a Forestry and Wildlife Division, an Environmental Division, and a Public Works Division which operated the water and sewerage treatment plants, 450 miles of roads, the electrical power distribution system and the maintenance and repairs on all base facilities.

Colonel Dalzell is a graduate of the United States Naval War College, the School of Naval Command and Staff, the Defense Language Institute, and the National War College.  He also earned a Master of Science degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

He was actively involved during his years of military service, officiating football and basketball, teaching and directing religious education programs with youth and was a Boy Scout troop leader.  He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Fellow in The Society of American Military Engineers.  He retired from the Marine Corps after 31 years of active service.  Upon retirement from the marine Corps, he was Vice President of Commercial Construction for the Westminister Company in Jacksonville, North Carolina where he managed multi-million dollar commercial construction projects  throughout the Southeast.  As Vice President of the Commercial Construction Division for the company, he planned, organized, budgeted and executed multi-million dollar construction projects throughout the East Coast.  His responsibilities involved reducing costs, reviewing existing procedures and initiating effective approaches to winning bids while maximizing profitability of the job.

Moving to Roanoke, he was employed as an engineer, planner and project manager for R & K Engineering Inc., working on numerous projects in support of the Department of Defense and the military services providing grounding for budgets and funding requests and in support of service real property managment objectives.  Specializing in the development and fielding of facility management software and financial software for the development of maintenance and sustainment budgets.  Clients included both government and industrial organizations.

After retiring from R & K Enigneering, he continued as an active volunteer in the Roanoke Valley serving as an elementary catechist and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church, working with Habitat for Humanity, with Renovation Alliance doing minor maintenance and repairs on homes for the elderly, poor and veterans, delivering daily Meals on Wheels to the elderly and with the Military Officers Association of America helping veterans in the Roanoke Valley.  He was inducted into The Academy of Distinguished Alumni, The Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and The UT PROSIM Society, University of Virginia Tech.

He maintains an active lifestyle working out daily at the YMCA and playing tennis.  He loves to travel with family, grandchildren and friends and has traveled to every continent except Australia and New Zealand.  His wife of 59 years, Allie, passed away in 2016.  His son Patrick and grandsons, Thomas, a student at Virginia Tech and Braden, a senior in high school, live in Atlanta.

Sr. Mary McCormick is a graduate of Saint Christine School.  She enrolled at Youngstown State University upon graduating from Ursuline High School in 1973 where she earned a degree in Comprehensive Humanities, Secondary Education.  She also holds a Master’s Degree in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University, a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Loyola University and a PhD in Contemporary Systematic Theology from Fordham University.

She began her teaching career at Ursuline High School in 1978 and taught in the Religious Education Department until 1986.  Her teaching career took her to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Ursuline College, Loyola University, Fordham University, Youngstown State University, and Walsh University.  Sr. Mary is currently a Professor Systematic Theology and Academic Dean at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio.

Sr. Mary’s administrative experience is vast.  She served the Diocese of Youngstown as the Director of Religious Education for the Hearing Impaired, the Director of Religious Education for the Mentally Retarded and as a School Consultant for Religious Education.  Sr. Mary has been a visiting team member for the Association of Theological Schools.  For the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, she has been the Director of Formation and the Director of Finance.  She was a member of the Leadership Team from 2002-2004 and has served as the General Superior from June 2014 until present.

She was also a Pastoral Associate at St. Mary Parish in Conneaut, Ohio.

She is currently the Chair of the Ursuline Sisters Mission Board, the President of the Ursuline Sisters Senior Living, the President of the Association of Theological Schools Board, and a member of the Ursuline High School Board of Directors.  Sr. Mary is a board member of the St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, and a Pastoral Ministry Advisory Board member (Diocese of Cleveland).  She is a former member of the Ursuline Alumni board, a former chairperson of the Beatitude House Board, the Catholic Lutheran Covenant Commission (Diocese of Cleveland), the First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown – Chair of the Program Committee, and the former President of the Ursuline PreSchool and Kindergarten.  She also served the Association of Theological Schools as the Chief Academic Officer Society.

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 graduate may request an official 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. Amber Settie, ext. 111.

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