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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1964

Madonna Hall, a newly constructed residence for 250 students, opens with a private ceremony of blessing by the Bishop's designee, Rev. William J. Pakutka, S.T.B.,January 24. For the first time in a number of years, all students with resident status are housed on campus.
1964

Emmanuel Hall, an attractive, modern faculty residence, is dedicated, January 24.
1964

Through the third amendment to its charter, Marywood's statement of purpose changes from "...the higher education of young women..." to "...the higher education of youth and adults...." Marywood College is also granted a universal charter, April 29. The chief of the Division of Professional and Graduate Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education reveals later that this amendment to Marywood's charter is the sort that the State stopped granting more than thirty years earlier. According to his letter, "While this charter should not have been approved as written, we must take the attitude that it was, and therefore is legally binding. No institution except for Marywood has received this type of charter since 1933." Twenty-five years later, when the College decides to become a coeducational institution with on-campus housing for male students, it is the "flexibility" of this anachronistic charter that makes the transition legally possible.
1964

Marywood's new construction projects are linked to the rest of the campus by a new system of roads and lighting.
1964

The stone arch at the entrance to the grounds gains a bus stop shelter and a pedestrian walkway.
1964

The Mathematics Department founds the Delta chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics honor society.
1964

The tennis courts are relocated to the upper campus.
1964

A new power plant and maintenance building are completed, at a cost of $814,000, to shelter and service the plumbing and electrical units of the expanding College.
1964

The Financial Management, Registrar, Admissions, and Alumnae offices move into the former college cafeteria or Colonial Room.
1964

O'Reilly Hall becomes known as Regina Hall, September.
1964

After an evaluation in November, Marywood is granted "program approval" by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education.
1964

The Psychology Department sponsors its first conference on mental retardation, its majors receiving invaluable practical experience in dealing with emotional problems at two neighboring institutions, the Maloney Home and St. Joseph's Children's and Maternity Hospital.
1964

Sister M. St. Mary announces the Golden Jubilee Fund Drive, Marywood's first major fund campaign managed by outside professionals, Community Counseling Service, Inc., of New York City, Fall. The goal is $1,250,000 to erect a new library in a building of its own, to make additions to the campus roads and lighting, and to relocate the tennis courts and hockey field. When the drive finally ends, pledges generously surpass the goal.
1964

The Marywood Players stage a production of The Miracle Worker and a Children's Theater presentation ofPinocchio.
1964

March
Most Reverend Jerome D. Hannan, D.D., Bishop of Scranton, officiates at the solemn blessing of Nazareth Hall, the newly constructed student center, March 19. An informal Pink Lounge is flanked by the carpeted Blue Lounge. The Gold Room, designed as a multi-purpose area, is equipped with moveable partitions to provide settings for formal and informal occasions. It will eventually hold the elegant chandeliers from the dining room in O'Reilly Hall and become known as the Crystal Room. A snack bar and a campus store managed by Isabella Bruno occupy part of the building, but Nazareth Hall's major facility is its cafeteria system. All the food services of the College are centralized in one place, and the spacious and high-ceilinged dining room seats 750.