Chronological History of Marywood

Mother M. Germaine ONeill Mother M. Casimir Murray Mother Mary William Craig Mother M. Josepha Hurley Sister M. Marcella Gill Sister M. Sylvia Morgan Sister M. Eugenia Kealey Sister M. St. Mary Orr Sister M. Coleman Nee Sister Mary Reap Sister Anne Munley
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1919

The "League for the Promotion of Modesty in Dress," a particularly successful and enduring student group, is formed, May.
1919

The founding issue of the Bay Leaf (later Bayleaf), a quarterly literary magazine, is published, May. Its name derives from the ancient Greek and Roman custom of crowning heroes and poets with wreaths of bay leaves.
1919

The Venard Club is established after students visit Venard College of the Maryknoll Fathers of Clarks Green.
1919

The Reverend Martin Fleming, uncle of senior Mildred Walker, offers a Solemn Baccalaureate Mass in the chapel, June 15.
1919

The first formal Senior Banquet and Dance takes place in the Crystal Ballroom of the Hotel Casey, June 20.
1919

Marywood confers the baccalaureate degree for the first time on seventeen graduates. The Baccalaureate Mass is celebrated in the Chapel of the I.H.M. Motherhouse. Commencement exercises are held in the Strand Theatre in Downtown Scranton, with Bishop Hoban presiding and with an address by the Reverend Terence Shealey, S.J., Dean of the Fordham University Graduate School, June 22.
1919

The College opens its evening and Saturday courses to qualified women in the area who are not regularly enrolled.
1919

Mother M. Casimir Murray, I.H.M., becomes the second President of Marywood College, August.
1919

Four young women from France, the College's first foreign students, arrive on campus to study via scholarships provided by Marywood at the request of the National Catholic War Council.
1919

Eamon De Valera, President of the Republic of Ireland, speaks at Marywood.