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
<< 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 >>
1969

Winterim sessions are introduced, enabling undergraduates to use the January break between semesters to complete three to six credits or special projects that lend themselves to intensive study.
1969

The School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
1969

Sister M. St. Mary Orr, I.H.M., submits her resignation to the Board of Trustees, effective June 1970,Fall. The chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Clarence Walton, names a search committee composed of representatives of the trustees, alumnae, the I.H.M. Congregation, the religious and lay faculty, and the student body. The committee evaluates nineteen applications for the position and selects Sister M. Coleman Nee, I.H.M., as their preferred candidate. This recommendation is unanimously accepted by the Board, and its voting members under the revised bylaws: seven lay people, one priest, and seven Sisters select Sister Coleman as Marywood's ninth President.
1969

The Bay Leaf literary magazine captures first place in the Columbia University Intercollegiate Competition.
1969

The Department of Religion is renamed the Department of Theology.
1969

Sister M. St. Mary Orr s eight years of leadership are saluted at a luncheon of the Alumnae Association at which personal tributes are enhanced by a more public one: a framed copy of the commendation of Sister St. Mary read by Congressman Joseph McDade into the Congressional Record, November.
c.1969

Sister Marie Gillet Reap, I.H.M., Dean of Students, dies. Sister M. Gabriel Kane, I.H.M., assumes the responsibilities of Sister Marie Gillet's administrative post in addition to her own for the remainder of the year.
1969-1970

Sister St. Mary leads Marywood to join seven other area colleges and universities in the Lehigh Regional Consortium for Graduate Teacher Education, designed to provide post-certification studies for area teachers.