Sister Michele Morek celebrates 60 years as an Ursuline Sister

Sister Michele Morek, a native of New Mexico, is celebrating 60 years as an Ursuline Sister. Sister Michele’s zeal for science and nature and her enthusiastic support to further the cause of women have been hallmarks of her life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brescia College in Owensboro, Ky., in 1966, then completed her doctorate in developmental biology from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., in 1971.

After a year of teaching at St. Margaret Mary School in Louisville , Ky. (1966-67), Sister Michele served at Brescia College/University for 34 years, mostly as a biology professor (1971-80, 1986-2004). She also served as academic dean and vice president of academic affairs (1980-86) and director of career services/grants coordinator (2011).

She was elected to her community’s leadership council for eight years (1992-2000), then was elected congregational leader (2004-2010).

From 2011-16, she served as coalition coordinator of UNANIMA International in New York City, a nongovernmental organization associated with the United Nations. The NGO supports women and clean water around the globe.

Since 2017, she has served as the North American Sister Liaison for the Global Sisters Report, in Kansas City, Mo.

Congratulations Sister Michele!

Friends can write to her at 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.


  1. Susan Gray Schwerdtfeger

    Congratulations, Sister Michele! You have always been a powerful and effective member and representative of the Ursulines of Mount St. Joseph. I have always been impressed by your love of nature and your commitment to Mother Earth. Thank you for your many years of faithful service.

    1. Michele Morek

      Thank you, Susan! I just discovered this page, and it was nice to hear from you. I hope you are well, and that our paths cross again sometime!

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