Chronology

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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1961

Sister M. Eugenia Kealey resigns as President of Marywood after twelve years of service in that office, and Sister M. St. Mary Orr, I.H.M., a member of the College's Board of Trustees, is selected to become the eighth President of Marywood College. Sister M. St. Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree with Marywood's first graduating class before entering the I.H.M. Congregation.
1961

Elizabeth Blewitt arrives as Marywood's first full-time lay faculty member, to be followed by four others by the end of the 1960s.
1961

The Marywood Players stage productions of Gaslight and a play written and directed by Matthew Lynch, a member of the Speech and Drama Department, entitled Another Autumn.
1961

From this point on, Student Government at Marywood is called the Community Government Association and is divided into four groups: Faculty and Administration, Faculty Council, Students, and Student Council.
1961

Mary Reap, Marywood's future tenth President, enters the Marywood Novitiate.
1961

A Club Evaluation Committee is formed to monitor the accomplishments of Marywood's thirty-five campus organizations and forward the names of the top three to the Student Council, which gives a cash prize to the "Organization of the Year." The Marian Camera Club, active since 1948 and boasting a membership of forty enthusiastic amateur photographers, is voted the first winner of the award.
1961

Ann Marie Greco is appointed as Marywood's first Director of Placement.
1961-1962

From this academic year onward, the Department of Natural Sciences sponsors annual Science Fairs for area high school students.