Br. Bernardine Scholar Alumni Notes

Maria Copp '08 spent a semester in Cameroon through a program at the University of Tulsa ( Maria spent the spring of 2010 in France and decided to pursue her French in Africa. The program is based in Yaounde, the capital, but she spent a month in other cities and stayed with a host family in each place.  She is currently a Teach for America instructor of high school French in San Antonio, TX.

Jessica Doll '07 graduated in animation from Savannah School of Art and Design. To see some of her work, see She aspires to do high-end character animation, direct films, and run her own animation studio. She studied animation in Japan and received a SCAD Combined Honors Scholarship.     

Audrey Ellsworth Radler '07 is a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX.  She is a graduate of Texas Christian University.

Kathryn Fox ’07 was chosen for the Teach for America program. She will be assigned to Tulsa for two years. She graduated from Boston College in May, 2010. Kathyn studied abroad at Al Akhawayn University '09 in Morroco and University of Cape Town '10.    

Bailey McBride '07 teaches Journalism and Yearbook at Bishop Kelley. Her students have won numerous journalistic awards.  She was selected as one of 35 fellows out of hundreds of applicants for the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. The Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes are intensive two-week journalism training programs for secondary school teachers hosted by five universities and funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Instruction is based on the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce top-notch student publications, primarily online with multimedia tools. "I learned from former Associated Press bureau chiefs, leaders of newspapers like the Arizona Republic, the Chicago Sun-Times and USA Today, and other professionals in my field. It was an incredible professional development experience and I can't wait to put what I learned to work in my class this school year." Bailey was also the editor of the Arkansas Traveler, the University of Arkansas campus newspaper for the 2010-2011 year.

Kelsey Mirando ’07 works for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in New York. She graduated from the University of Missouri Journalism School and was one of five Homecoming Queen Finalists at the 2010 University of Missouri homecoming. Kelsey was selected to represent Responsibility by Charles Davis, associate professor in the Missouri School of Journalism. Described as a “true professional,” Kelsey was recognized for always bringing a positive and reliable disposition to her academic, social and work obligations while always including others. 

Molly O'Connor '07 graduated from the University of Dallas where she studied Political Science and French. She studied in Rome for a semester. While a master of arts in International Affairs at American University, she gained international work experience in Italy, India, Nepal, and Thailand. She studied non-governmental organizations in India is the Communications Director for the Chiaroscuro Foundation in Princeton, NJ and a volunteer for the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation-Nepal. She is a contributing writer for the Catholic News Agency.

Ben Russo '07 is a teacher in New Orleans through the Notre Dame ACE program. He visited BK and observed Mr. Arenson's chemistry class. Ben teaches 4 classes of chemistry and one section of AP Chemistry.