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Spirit of Saint Angela

Alumnae Award

2023  Award Recipients

Regina Sullivan '78
watch Regina's Video Tribute. 

Regina Sullivan ’78 earned her BA from Boston College and JD from Suffolk University Law School.  She recently stepped down from the Board of Trustees at Ursuline Academy, after a term of ten years, serving the last three years as Chair. Regina’s vast experience in the financial services industry was invaluable in helping to keep Ursuline on a positive trajectory. Regina donates her mind and time to entities that support education and women globally. During her tenure as a global leader, Regina was active in helping women in their careers through mentoring programs and the support of promotion of women at all levels. She is deeply committed to many community organizations, and continues to be involved with the Ursulines as a canonical steward for the Ursuline Education Fund (UEF).

Maureen Doran '65
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Maureen O’Keefe Doran ’65 went to Boston College as an undergrad and earned a graduate degree in nursing from Yale University, and taught at the University of Colorado Schools of Nursing and Medicine, where she received the Medical School Outstanding Faculty Award. During her career, she lectured extensively in the United States and around the world in England, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, and China. From 2009-2011, Maureen and her husband Kip joined the American Peace Corps, serving at a senior high school in Botswana, Africa. Maureen has served on many community, professional and academic boards, including the Association of Yale Alumni, where she advanced to Chair of the Board.

Sarah Mettasophia '03
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Sarah Elizabeth Mettasophia ’03 is a queer, vegan Bostonian with two beloved rescue dogs. She earned a BA at Rutgers University with a double major in religion and political science, and earned her Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, where her main areas of focus were Buddhism and Christianity. She has been staff chaplain at Beacon Hospice on Boston’s North Shore, completed her Clinical Pastoral Education chaplain residency at Atrium Health Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was a staff chaplain at Beacon Hospice’s East Providence location. Sarah is now a staff chaplain in Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, living her life fully with faith, courage, and joy!

Susan Glancy - Fine Arts Department Chair

Susan Glancy's life and career have been marked by her passion for music and education. Born in Germany as the daughter of a British Air Force parent, she had the opportunity to live in various places around the world and the United Kingdom, including Scotland. Her journey eventually led her to the United States in 1990 when she became an au pair for several years. 

    In 1994, Susan met her future husband, John. After they were married, she continued her education at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Upon graduating, Susan took on a role as a music teacher in the Brookline public school system. A few years later, Susan and John welcomed their two sons, Ian and Bart, into the world. Susan's love for music and teaching led her to open a voice studio in her home and also serve as a highly regarded church cantor for several local Catholic churches. However, her journey in education continued to evolve. 

In 2009, Susan Glancy joined Ursuline Academy, where she initially taught the Glee Club for one block a week. Over time, her role expanded, and she became a music and theology teacher. The music department at Ursuline began to grow beyond just choral, glee, and chamber ensemble, and Susan played a crucial role in its development. She not only pursued her own musical interests but also nurtured the talents of her students.  

As her involvement at Ursuline Academy expanded, Susan’s dedication and leadership in the fine arts department led to her appointment as the Fine Arts Department Chair in the fall of 2021. Her contributions to countless drama and musical productions over more than a dozen years prepared her for this position, where she continues to inspire, mentor, and guide students in the world of theater and music.

Thank you to our 2023 An Evening for Ursuline Hosts

Lilly Higgins '16 and Maggie Chipman '17

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The Spirit of Saint Angela Alumnae Award

Do you know an Ursuline alumna whose faith informs all they do?

Or one whose life exhibits extraordinary courage?

Or an alumna whose joy shines bright in their professional and personal life?

About the Award
The Ursuline Academy Spirit of Saint Angela Alumnae Award has been established to honor alumnae whose life, work, and dedication to the service of others demonstrates a strong integration of the Ursuline mission with the faith, courage, and joy of Saint Angela. Award recipients will embody the spirit of St. Angela Merici and exemplify the values of respect, compassion, intellectual curiosity, faith, and integrity in their personal and professional lives.

Award Criteria
Award recipients will be any alumnae of Ursuline Academy who have distinguished themselves by significant professional achievements or outstanding community service. Their accomplishments and contributions should be notable as ones that defy expectations and help move the world to a better place. Recipients will be women of courage whose lives and actions embody the spirit of St. Angela - those who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in their communities, and who live by ethical standards and the guiding principle of Serviam. 

Guidelines and Nomination Process
Ursuline alumnae or community members may nominate any other alumna of Ursuline Academy. Spirit of Saint Angela recipients will be announced prior to and recognized at An Evening for Ursuline, the school's annual gala. Selection of award winners is made by the Head of School, Alumnae Relations, and Campus Ministry Office. 

Click here to nominate an alumna for the Spirit of St. Angela Award

Award Recipients and Gala Honorees