Global Education Conference Newsletter (August 2013)

This is the sixth newsletter we have sent with information about: 

What:          The Global Education Conference

Hosted by:   Ursuline Educational Services

Where:        The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York

When:         June 16-20, 2014. 

In this issue we introduce another of our featured speakers, Brother Raymond J. Vercruysse, C.F.C., Ed.D.

You can help us in our planning for the conference.  

How:  If you are aware of anyone who is interested in the conference and is not currently receiving these messages, please let me know and we will add the names and addresses to our list.  Let us know the number of people from your school who may be attending the conference. This is not a commitment on your part that you will be sending that number, but it will give us an idea of how many participants we may have.

           Email me at:

You can take steps now to make the registration process easier.  

How:  1.  Mark your calendars, if you haven't already done so.

          2.  If you live/work outside the USA, check on the requirements for obtaining a Visa to enter the US.

          3.  Read these newsletters and pass them on to colleagues in your school

          4.  Look for a letter in September with details of the registration process.

We look forward to welcoming you to the US and the Global Education Conference. You can contact any one of us for more information about the Conference.  

The Planning Committee

Madonna O'Hara, OSU

Cathie Field Lloyd

Eileen Davidson   

Joanne Kelly        

Mimi Bishop        

Cecilia Nipp         

Rosann Whiting   


Judith A. Wimberg

Director, Ursuline Educational Services


Brother Raymond Vercruysse, C.F.C., Ed.D.

Member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers 

North American Province Leadership Team

Brother Raymond J. Vercruysse, C.F.C., Ed.D. will be the final speaker to address the assembly on Friday, June 20. Brother Raymond is presently a member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Province Leadership Team. He is the director emeritus of the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA.

Vercruysse  has a BA in Economics with a concentration in Math and Religious Studies from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. His MS is from Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.  His master's thesis was "Burnout of the Religious in the School".  He earned his doctorate in Catholic Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco, where his dissertation was "The Congruency of Blessed Edmund Rice's Charism with the Essential Elements of a Christian Brother Education  in Christian Brothers' Owned Secondary Schools in the United States."

A prolific writer and presenter, Brother has written numerous articles and conducted workshops on Catholic education, with particular emphasis on the preparation of leaders for Catholic schools. Brother Raymond speaks from his experience as a teacher and administrator on both the high school and college levels as well as extensive academic study in the area of Catholic educational leadership.

The title of his presentation at the Global Conference is "Seeking to Extend the Kingdom to the Ends of the Earth with a Great and Longing Heart."  The goal of his presentation, Brother Raymond states, is to awaken the interior spirit of learners and leaders by empowering all in the faith and learning community to strive to fulfill its mission within the contemporary Church.  We learners and leaders will thus be challenged to be advocates for those on the margins of society and empower young women in our schools to be fully engaged in the life of the Church, following in the footsteps of St. Angela.