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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1940

Marywood College celebrates its Silver Jubilee, commemorated by a three-day gala including a civic fete in the Masonic Temple on May 24. Over seven hundred alumnae attend a Mass on campus celebrated by Bishop Hafey, a breakfast in O'Reilly Hall, dramatic skits recalling the classes of 1919 and 1920, an afternoon reception, and the annual candlelight procession.
1940

The St. Cecilia Music Society continues to cultivate Gregorian and Ambrosian chant through its a cappellachoir and also sponsors a Music Festival, an event of three recitals orchestral, vocal, and instrumental followed by a Symphony Ball, Spring.
1940

The Marywood Reading Clinic begins in a storage room of the Liberal Arts building.
1940

The Italian Club celebrates the four hundredth anniversary of the death of Copernicus.
1940

Marywood receives State Certification for the degree in Dramatic Arts
1940

For the first and only time in Marywood's history, grading standards become less stringent: the range for every letter grade drops by five points.
1940

Mother Josepha Hurley dies; her assistant, Sister M. Marcella Gill, I.H.M., completes the term, serving as the fifth President of Marywood for three years. She is the last to serve the dual role of President of the College and Mother Superior of the Congregation.
1940s

Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, visits and speaks at Marywood College, as does Padraic Colum, Irish poet and founder of the Abbey Theater in his homeland.
1940s

During World War II, Marywood joins forces with the League for Religious Assistance to Poland and forms the Polish Relief Corps, whose members hope to bring medical and social service to Poland once peace is restored. However, post-war politics in Europe prevent the Corps from completing the mission.