Inscape Fall 2022

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Welcome Home, Carey!

Welcome Home, Carey!

Third Time's a Charm!

Almost 40 years ago, Carey Temple Harrington ‘86 walked through the doors of Mother McAuley to take the entrance exam as a St. Cajetan eighth grader; little did she know that her time at McAuley would well extend the typical four-year high school experience.

Carey recalls her nerves when she took the test on that cold winter day, and the sigh of relief she felt when she received her acceptance  letter shortly thereafter. Carey’s mother, Margie Temple, attended an all-girls school and instilled the importance of signer-gender education in Carey and her sister, Coleen Temple Barkmeier ‘90. Her love for single-gender education only continued to grow as the years went on.  

McAuley creates a supportive environment that allows every student to have many successes, and some soft failures. Carey jokes that she was the last one cut from the volleyball team, but without that setback she would not have auditioned for the fall play, which led her to continue to be active in the theatre program and chorus for the next four years. Each soft failure opens up new opportunities for McAuley girls, including Carey, to explore new passions and experiences, and create new friendships and fond memories.

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McAuley Hall of Honor

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Mother McAuley inducted six women into its  prestigious McAuley Hall of Honor. This year’s inductees included Juliet Bradley M.D. ‘86; Julie Hansen Burns ‘79; Denise Sullivan Huguelet ‘72, posthumously; Emelie Ilarde M.D. ‘87; Michelle Dennis Nitsche ‘93; and Sister Katie Norris D.C. ‘65. More than 800 alumnae, past honorees, friends, family, and supporters of the school attended this event in celebration of this great honor. Monsignor Kenneth Velo celebrated the mass. It was a beautiful tribute to the inductees’ lives and legacies!

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Juliet Bradley, M.D. '86

Dr. Juliet Bradley ‘86 is a family physician whose medical career has been dedicated to caring for underserved populations. Through the years, she has practiced medicine as a physician in the Chicagoland area and internationally through medical mission trips, and has held academic appointments at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and Rush Medical College.

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Julie Hansen Burns ‘79

Julie Hansen Burns, MS, RDN, CCN ‘79 is the founder of Sport-Fuel, Inc., an integrative sports nutrition and wellness consulting firm she started in 1993 (when she learned she was expecting triplets!). At the time, Julie served as Director of Research at the Chicago Center for Clinical Research, a former affiliate of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. There she specialized in cardiovascular experimental nutritional and pharmaceutical clinical research, and had an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Nutrition. She became a consultant to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1988, thanks to a referral from her medical director, and continues as the team’s Lead Team Nutritionist today.

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Denise Sullivan Huguelet ‘72

Denise Sullivan Huguelet ‘72 was a special education teacher for more than 30 years, a mother to five, grandmother to 11, and friend to all who met her. Denise began her career in special education in Orland Park, Illinois, continued in Coral Springs, Florida, and then, upon moving back to Chicago’s south side, continued in the Evergreen Park school district. Her family and past students attest to her energy, passion, and kindness. Time and time again, past students have shared how they wouldn’t be where they are today if not for Denise. She not only helped her students find strategies to learn and overcome their disabilities and meet their academic goals, but cared about their social and emotional well-being, making them feel valued when so many others did not.  

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Emelie Ilarde, M.D. ‘87

Emelie Ilarde, MD FAAFP ‘87 is a licensed board-certified practicing family physician at Lawn Medical Center. She has been a stout advo-cate for both her patients and peers throughout her career, receiving numerous awards and serving on committees at both Christ Hospital and within the broader Advocate Aurora Health System.

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Sister Katie Norris, D.C. ‘65

Sr. Katie Norris ‘65 is a member of the Daughters of Charity, whose mission is, “Given to God, in community, for the service of those who live in poverty.” She has worked diligently through the years at the local, national, and international level for nonprofits, universities, and legislative committees. Her compassion and devotion have left a lasting impact on the communities in which she’s served.

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Alumnae & Advancement News

Alumnae Events

We have enjoyed seeing so many alumnae at our spring and summer events this year!

Class of 2022 Legacy Students

In the Class of 2022, there are 52 legacy students, meaning they have either a mother or grandmother who graduated from McAuley or Saint Xavier Academy.

Ways to Give

Why do McAuley alumnae choose to give back? Hear from Ellen Gergits Metz '96, and learn more about ways to give back!

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