Chronological History of Marywood

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1947

The Reverend Thomas McHugh is succeeded as Chaplain by Father Thomas Horan and as Philosophy Department member by the Reverend William Pakutka.
1947

The College community mourns the loss of Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie, who served as Dean from the opening of the College to1943, October 24. Having been born on the day that President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, and having died on the second anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, Sister Immaculata's lifetime encompassed a period of unprecedented change. She is eulogized by Bishop William J. Hafey as a woman of light heart and great vision who took the growing institution (Marywood College) through a climate of worldwide growth and upheaval.