Welcome, Mighty Macs!

The Sisters of Mercy, our dedicated staff, amazing students, and YOU, our alumnae, are the true core of Mother McAuley High School. We are thrilled to have 27,000 alumnae who have received the Lifetime Advantage of a McAuley education! Each one of you are fearlessly making a difference globally, in our community, and right here on 99th Street.

We strive to develop events and programs for all alumnae to feel welcome to come back home to McAuley. It is here within these walls that your wonderful experiences transformed you and prepared you to be Future Ready. We hope you continue to partner with us by sharing your stories, sending your daughters, supporting our mission, and living Mercy every day. We are ignited by your spirit!

Go Macs!
Peggy Evans Rourke '76
Director of Alumnae Relations & Development 



Alumnae Profiles

Karen O'Brien '79

Karen O'Brien '79 has worked as a faculty member at the University of Maryland (located just outside Washington, D.C.) for the past 23 years. She is a professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Psychology.

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Kathleen Strand '97

Kathleen has worked in communications for political figures such as John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Rahm Emanuel before moving out the political realm to work as the director of public affairs at the Coca-Cola Company in Chicago. She now works as the head of external affairs for McKinsey and Company – a global business consulting firm. 

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Kate Noskowiak Ryan '98

Kate and her friend Heather McCarthy created "Someone Special Uniquely Personalized Books," which spread the message of acceptance and kindness. Their 14 books cover a variety of conditions, including visual impairment, autism, food allergies, Down Syndrome and diabetes. 

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Dr. Kate Smith Browne '01

Kate is an instructional technologist and adjunct professor at Illinois Weselyan University, where she teaches writing, rhetoric and new media. She also writes, coaches and publicly speaks about body confidence and positivity, and recently started a creative services agency called “Before and More” which helps other women professionals. She offers resources to professionals like gym owners, physical therapists, and anyone looking to transform other peoples’ lives.

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Anne Hopkins '13

Anne is an internal auditor for Northern Trust Bank in Chicago. She is active in the Women in Leadership Resource Council at Northern Trust and the Advancing Professional Council, and began the annual Papa Hops 16" Softball Tournament with her three brothers in honor of her father.

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Featured Events & News

Alumnae Calendar

Mother McAuley Auditorium

Alumnae will be invited up to sing the Hallelujah Chorus with students!

all day
Beverly Country Club (8700 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60620)
all day
Mother McAuley Main Gym

Connect with the Alumnae Office!

Headshot of Peggy Evans Rourke '76

Peggy Evans Rourke '76

Director of Alumnae Relations & Development

Headshot of Maura Moran Vaughan '07

Maura Moran Vaughan '07

Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations