Award Recipients 2012-2013
From left – President Sharon Redmond, Jim Miller, Sue McDonald Clarke '63, Kevin and Lori Malloy, and Principal Tom Barhorst
Ursuline honored four outstanding supporters at the President's Dinner on October 4, 2012. Jim Miller
received the 2012 St. Angela Merici Leadership Award; Sue McDonald Clark '63
received the 2012 Woman of the Year Award; and Lori
and Kevin Malloy
received the school's first Outstanding Leadership Award.
The award ceremony culminated the evening's event which was preceded by Mass, a reception, and dinner.Jim Miller
has been a member of the leadership team with Bartlett & Company for 35 years, and currently serves as the company’s Chairman and Senior Portfolio Manager. His daughter Katherine
graduated from Ursuline in 2002 and now is a third year medical student at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. With a kind heart and commitment to the mission of Ursuline Academy, Jim joined the Board of Trustees in 2004 during the campus expansion and capital fundraising campaign, both of which he was actively involved in on many levels. He served two terms as a Trustee and chaired the Board in his final two years. Since then, he has continued to give his time and support to many Ursuline fundraisers including the Ultimate Auction, raffles and annual campaign.Sue McDonald Clarke '63
is a generous supporter and loyal alumna. A former grade school teacher, Sue also spent a great deal of time volunteering to ensure that her children enjoyed active, academic and service driven lives. Her service extended throughout the Greater Cincinnati area and even globally through her sponsorship of foreign exchange students. While her daughters Sarah Clarke '86
and Jamie Clarke Rivers '93
were students, Sue was very supportive in many areas wherever help was needed. She continues her support of education and our future leaders by sponsoring the Nieman McDonald Clarke Endowed Scholarship Fund,
a scholarship for young women to attend Ursuline Academy. Sue dedicates much time helping the underserved through agencies and churches, including providing Christmas gifts for the Hope Emergency Center, which started at Ursuline Academy in Brown County. Lori
and Kevin Malloy
have been a constant presence and have made an impact on Ursuline for ten years since their daughter Claire '06
was a freshman; and they remained strongly involved while their daughters Mary '10
and Loretta '12
were enrolled. Between the two of them, the number of boards, committees and events they've either created, led or served on, are too numerous to list. Individually they each took leadership roles in the Parent Organizations; they worked Phonathons, Open Houses, 5K Runs, and many other events. The Malloys have always been about serving and giving generously of their time, talents and support to their daughters' school. Of special note is how the Malloys made new Ursuline families feel welcome through the Bridge Parent program, which they helped grow.
"We are pleased to honor Jimmy Miller, Sue McDonald Clark and Lori and Kevin Malloy. They are wonderful examples of individuals whose loyalty and commitment to the mission of Ursuline has made a difference in the lives of our students, as well as, the life of the Ursuline community," said President Sharon Redmond.
The St. Angela Merici Leadership Award was created in 2004 to honor individuals for their dedication and lifetime support of Ursuline Academy; it was named for the foundress of the Ursulines. The Women of the Years program began in 1986 to recognize and honor outstanding alumnae. The Outstanding Leadership Award was created this year to honor alumnae, parents or friends for their loyal and exceptional volunteer leadership of Ursuline Academy.