Sister Nancy Dawson , formerly known as Sister Anne Francis, is the daughter of the late Frances and Hannah Curley Dawson.  Sister NancyShe entered the Ursulines from Immaculate Conception Parish after graduating from Ursuline High School and beginning studies at Youngstown State University.   She earned a B.S. in Ed. from Youngstown State University, an M.A. in Communications from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America.  Her ministries have included St. Charles (teacher & principal), Cardinal Mooney and Ursuline high schools, the Communication Department of the Diocese of Youngstown, St. Paul, New Middletown and the Ursuline Center.  Currently she is an adjunct instructor of World Religions at Youngstown State University in addition to serving her third term as General Superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown.


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  1. Found your infromation on Facebook. Love to hear from you. I’m in Ytown a couple times a year.


  2. I love your class! You give us a chance at learning about the world around us without bias or skewed views. Thank You!

  3. I am edified by Sr. Nancy’s commitment to service and her continued energy for God’s people. I bet it is interesting to teach World Religions at YSU.

  4. Congratulations Sister Nancy – What a distinguished career.

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