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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1976

The Marywood Players perform Carousel and Romeo and Juliet.
1976

The Education Department receives Pennsylvania Department of Education program approval.
1976

The Reverend Robert Hochreiter, Chaplain, leaves Marywood to complete his doctorate at Pennsylvania State University, and the Reverend William Campbell becomes Chaplain and continues teaching in the Department of Religious Studies.
1976

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities enables Marywood to hire an outside consultant to help redesign the humanities curricula. Bates Lowrey, Art Department chairperson at the University of Massachusetts, is selected on the basis of his scholarly background and his experience in developing interdisciplinary programs.
1976

The Bachelor of Social Work program receives full accreditation, April.
1976

A graduate sequence in Special Education begins, leading to a Master of Science Degree and certification to teach the developmentally disabled.
1976

Marywood is officially designated a Bicentennial College, thanks to the impressive roster of events planned for the year by Kathleen Purcell Munley of the Social Sciences Department.
1976

Sister M. Coleman Nee, I.H.M., buries the Bicentennial Time Capsule in a shaft in the ground, thirteen feet behind the Memorial Commons monument, July 5. The red, white, and blue canister contains historical documents and mementos of the year 1976, along with a letter from Sister Coleman to the future President of Marywood, who, it is hoped, will open the capsule in 2076.
1976

The Health and Physical Education Department receives its first Pennsylvania Department of Education approval for preparing teachers in Health and Physical Education. This approval allows Marywood to prepare teachers and athletic trainers.
1976

By this time, Marywood is participating in the Air Force R.O.T.C. program, aimed at students attracted to professional careers as military officers.