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Nearly 500 alumni and friends of the Murray Institute are listed in our database. As leaders in your schools and parishes, we are always glad to know what's new with you. This page is intended to feature accomplishments of our Alumni.

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Dr. Sue Cipolle
is the author of a book based on her doctoral dissertation entitled Service-Learning and Social Justice: Engaging Students in Social Change, published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2010. She received her MA in Learning Technology (’94) as a member of the Murray Totino Grace cohort. Later, she earned her Ed. D. in Critical Pedagogy (’06) from UST. Dr. Cipolle is employed at Benilde-St. Margaret School as the Assistant to the President and a half-time French teacher. She also teaches in our Murray-delivered MACI program.

The Murray Institute is proud to recognize the honors bestowed to its alumnae.

Cressy Epperly,
graduate of Murray cohort 1 (MACI) and cohort 6 (Ed.S) was awarded an NCEA Distinguished Principal award in 2010. She is serving as the principal at St. Rose of Lima school in Roseville.

Kathleen O’Hara, graduate of Murray cohort 2 (MACI) and cohort 5 (Ed.S.) was awarded an NCEA Distinguished Principal Award in 2009. She is the principa at St. Vincent de Paul school in Brooklyn Park.

Amy Gallus, graduate of Murray cohort 10 (MACI) and cohort 16 (Ed.S.) was awarded an NCEA Distinguished Teacher Award in 2009. She is now the principal at Guardian Angels school in Chaska.

The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) confers these awards at its annual conference each year.