“The history of the Ursuline community in Wilmington is a uniquely woven tapestry of shared lives brought together from different states and different countries at specific points of time. During these intertwined moments, life has been shared, prayers have been offered, tears shed, and laughter experienced. Great women have been brought together to further the Kingdom both as a community and individually.” – Jeanne Cashman
This year, we will join together in honoring our past and envisioning our future as we celebrate 125 exceptional years of education, service, prayer, laughter, tears, and community. We invite you to share in the quasquicentennial celebration by supporting, volunteering, and participating in any of these milestone-year events. Please continue to visit this page for updates, event links, and related news.
We look forward to your continued commitment, support, and prayers in the spirit of St. Angela.
125 years certainly deserves abundant celebration, and we have a calendar full of great events, some old and some new, to mark this occasion! If you have any questions about our 125th Anniversary events or if you would like to volunteer to assist with any of the following, please contact Joanna Schumacher Arat ’99 at (302) 658-7158, ext. 6257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raider Run 5K
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Bellevue State Park
The Ursuline Academy Raider Run/Walk 5K has been a longstanding event, and we were so excited to welcome it back this year in honor of the 125th Anniversary. This race will took place at Bellevue State Park, on an all-inclusive course that welcomes runners, walkers, and strollers. The race concluded at the covered pavilion, where participants gathered afterwards for post-race snacks, beverages, and awards for males and females of all age groups. All participants received a Raider Run 5K commemorative t-shirt.
125th Anniversary Gala
Friday, November 9, 2018
DuPont County Club
NYC Bus Trip hosted by the Alumnae Association
Saturday, December 8, 2018
A fantastic day was enjoyed by our alumnae and their guests on our annual NYC bus trip. Some visited family in the city, others saw the Radio City Christmas Show, several visited museums, and nearly everyone came back with shopping bags!
Ursuline Uniforms Through History Fashion Show
Friday, December 14, 2018
We celebrated 125 years of style and class with this special Uniforms Through History Fashion Show. Students, alumnae, faculty, and staff enjoyed observing how our uniform has evolved over the years. Many of the uniforms seen in the album will be on display in the new Student Life Center in February 2019.
Student Life Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Saturday, February 23, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
The Anthony N. Fusco Sr. Student Life Center officially opened to our students in January 2019. The multi-million dollar Student Life Center provides space for students to collaborate, learn, and grow. With a new chapel, dining facility, atrium, library, art wing, and additional office space, this building has become the heart of Ursuline’s campus. Construction was made possible by gifts given in conjunction with the Answering the Call Capital Campaign. The event will included a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours, and an Ursuline Uniform Exhibit.
Florida Visit – February 27 & February 28, 2019
Dr. Trisha Medeiros, Ursuline’s 6th President, will be visiting various cities and states to meet, mingle, and share exciting updates about Ursuline. Her tour began with a visit to the west and east coasts of Florida on February 27th and 28th. Stay tuned for more invitations for California, N.Y.C., and D.C.
Athletic Hall of Fame
Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Ursuline Academy Athletic Hall of Fame honors Ursuline Academy alums, coaches, or active participants of the Athletic Department that have brought distinction to our school through their talents as demonstrated in their career and/or throughout the community. They instill and continue the tradition of excellence rooted in Serviam and the Catholic faith that has been characteristic of Ursuline Academy. Honorees encourage current students to model the many opportunities available through determination, dedication, and service to the community as exemplified by the nominee.
Congratulations to following inductees of the 2019 Ursuline Academy Athletic Hall of Fame:
- 1983 State Championship Swim Team
- Sarah Gause Flanders ’82
- Jane Thatcher Howell ’32
- Betsy Lazzeri Riley ’99
- Sarah Williams ’05
2019 Reunion Weekend
Friday, April 12, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.
While reunion is open to all alumnae, this year’s reunion will honor our alums with graduation years that end in 4 or 9, as they are celebrating five year milestones. A special congratulations to our Golden Graduates, the Class of 1969, on their 50th Reunion. Our Friday night cocktail reception will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the newly renovated Anthony N. Fusco Sr. Student Life Center. On Saturday, alums will gather for mass in the Anna Raskob Auditorium followed by a luncheon with special recognition in the Gymnasium. Invitations will be mailed in the spring to classes ending in 4 and 9.
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23rd Annual Jim Keegan Golf Classic and Tennis Tournament
Monday, May 20, 2019
DuPont Country Club
Located on the beautiful grounds of the DuPont Country Club, this event includes something for everyone! Sign up to play 18 holes of golf, participate in a round-robin tennis tournament, enjoy a BBQ Buffet dinner, or bid on silent auction and raffle items. Don’t play golf or tennis? Consider sponsoring a Hole or purchasing golf balls for our Annual Golf Ball Drop!