From April 26-27, Lisa Tebbe ’80 Director of Alumni and International Programs, attended the Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart Biennial Conference at the Academy of the Sacred Heart (known as The Rosary) in New Orleans. The AASH connects more than 40,000 alums from Sacred Heart schools in the U.S. and Canada.
Once a student graduates from the Academy, he or she becomes part of a much larger network of alums that engage on college campuses, in the workplace and in cities across the country—a distinctive benefit of Sacred Heart education.
In addition to meeting with alum directors from the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, the conference included guest speakers, school tours and recognition of outstanding alums for their contributions to their communities. Not only is it energizing to renew Sacred Heart friendships, it is also inspiring to realize the impact of Sacred Heart education that alums share.
One of the highlights was catching up with Matthew Murray ’12. He attends Tulane University and is working on a bachelor of science degree in environmental earth science with a double minor in international development and Portuguese. Matthew spent the first semester of this year studying in Brazil, where he took several science classes in Portuguese. “The Academy taught me how to always respect others and be courteous to everyone I meet, especially my teachers/professors,” he shares. “Even now in college with classes of over 100 people, I feel prepared and comfortable approaching my professors thanks to the skills the Academy instilled in me.”
Matthew is a member of TU Tones, an a cappella group at Tulane. He is the son of Primary teacher Paige Murray and her husband, Joe. And, Matthew gets extra credit for still carrying his Sacred Heart passport, which is given by the Alumni Association to every graduate to help identify him or her as they travel and visit other schools throughout the world.
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