Annual Report 2016-2017

Sister Mary Persico

Dear Alumni and Friends of Marywood University,

Your commitment to Marywood and to her mission is evident in all that you do, and I am honored to partner with you as we carry on a promising and hope-filled tradition. It is my strong conviction that, together, we can bring Marywood to new heights of learning and service to a needy world. Thank you for your role in advancing this noble endeavor.

I am so proud of our students—who they are, who they hope to become. Students of all backgrounds learn here, grow here, and set the foundation for their lives and careers here. At Marywood University, they find their place in the world, feel a sense of belonging, and answer a call to become their better selves. Some of the best moments of my presidency have been spent listening to and connecting with students. I am inspired by their ability to apply Marywood’s core values to their decision-making.

Our curriculum, which prepares students to be successful in their future professions, is strengthened by our mission and core values in the context of a liberal arts tradition. It also supports those professional studies by equipping students with tools for critical thinking and meaning-making in their choices. It is encouraging to see that our students graduate believing the values they have learned at Marywood will sustain them throughout their lives. It is humbling to see that our alumni live those values and make a difference in the world.

We couldn’t do any of this without your support. I am deeply grateful to the benefactors of Marywood University, who partner with us to make this kind of distinctive, meaningful education possible. Your ongoing commitment, dedication, and generosity allow the University to open a world of opportunities for generations of Marywood students.

Together, we are transforming the lives of our students and ensuring a strong future for Marywood University!

With hope and gratitude,

Sister Mary Persico Signature

Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. ’69