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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1965

Sister M. St. Mary announces a ten-year plan for a total of $8 million in further expansion, to include the new library, a Psych-Educational Clinic building, science laboratory additions, and a power and maintenance plant, January. To coordinate this decade-long effort, Sister M. St. Mary forms the Marywood Development Council and calls upon the managerial skills of two leaders of the Scranton business community: Edward Lynett, editor and publisher of The Scranton Times, is appointed National Honorary Chairperson, and Robert Keating, executive vice president of the Parodi Cigar Company, is named National General Chairperson.
1965

The Education Department's Mobile Television Production Unit, costing $37,657, is delivered and blessed, February 14. An unmanned and unobtrusive TV camera is set up in classes of master teachers, locally and in neighboring states, to tape diverse sessions for later perusal by Marywood's Education students. This innovation in teacher observation methods is the first mobile unit in the nation used for classroom observation.
1965

Ground is broken for the new library building, May 11.
1965

The festivities of Marywood's golden jubilee year begin with a Pontifical High Mass celebrated in St. Peter's Cathedral by Bishop Hannan, September 9. A luncheon follows at the new student union building, Nazareth Hall.
1965

Marywood's golden jubilee year celebrations move off-campus to New York City, where a Mass is offered at St. Patrick's Cathedral by the Reverend William Pakutka of the Philosophy Department for a gathering of five hundred alumnae, friends, and College dignitaries. Lunch follows on the Starlight Roof of the Waldorf Astroria Hotel, October.
1965

Congressman Joseph McDade includes a history of Marywood and its jubilee observance in theCongressional Record of October 21.
1965

Ground is broken for the Wayside Shrine of the Sacred Heart, a project of the Enthronement Guild of the Sacred Heart, October 24.
1965

Side arches are removed from the main arch at the entrance to the College, October 24.
1965

Bishop Hannan dies, December. He is succeeded by the Most Reverend J. Carroll McCormick as Bishop of Scranton and the fifth Honorary President of Marywood.
1965

The Scranton Chamber of Commerce salutes Marywood in its fiftieth year, sending a certificate of commendation for the contributions made by the College to the economy of the city. The Honorable William W. Scranton, Governor of Pennsylvania, also forwards his congratulations.
1965

The College acquires Bethany Hall, a building dating to 1922, for use as a faculty residence.
1965

Francisco Borja, the first lay member of the Philosophy Department, becomes its first lay chairperson.
1965

The Art Department sponsors a three-day Marywood College Art Workshop.
1965

Francis Lobo of the Biology faculty is admitted to the American Academy of Science.
1965

From this point onward, the College is no longer required to submit course-by-course lists to secure State certification for its education students; only proof of program completion need be furnished. The programs approved are Elementary Art, Business Education, Music Education, Library Science, Biology, Chemistry, Composition, English, Speech and Drama, French, Spanish, Latin, Mathematics, a dual sequence in Physics and Mathematics, Social Studies, History, and Special Education.
1965

The Order Cor Mariae Pro Fide et Cultura is inaugurated as an addition to the commencement exercises to honor faculty and administrators who have completed twenty years of service at Marywood. A citation is read for each recipient, describing personal qualities and contributions to the College, and a medal (gold for full-time service, silver for part-time service) embossed with the Marywood seal and hanging from a green and white ribbon is presented to each honoree. The first medalists are four lay teachers: Mary E. Barrett of the Art Department; Rosemary Carroll Kazimer of the Education Department; and Wanda M. Persichetti and Aurea Guinnard of the Modern Languages Department. Since the I.H.M. Sisters still hold to a minimum their participation in ceremonies of personal recognition, none of those eligible for the medal receive it at this time. Three Sisters are, however, cited for fifty years of service to the College and are presented with floral bouquets: Sister M. Lucretia Gilroy, I.H.M., of the Music Department; Sister M. Charitas Loftus of the English Department; and Sister Margaret Mary Howley, I.H.M., of the Home Economics Department.