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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1988

David Tressler, Chairman of the board, announces that Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., has been selected to succeed Sister Coleman, March 2. Sister Mary taught in Marywood's Department of Modern Languages and then served as the first chairperson of the bi-level Education Department in 1984. From 1986 until her appointment to the presidency, Sister Mary held the position of Dean of the Undergraduate School. The new president's mandate, Mr. Tressler says, is to build upon the tremendous growth experienced during the term of Sister Coleman Nee and to prepare the College for direction into the next century.
1988

Normal Dello Joio, composer and educator, is artist-in-residence for the Contemporary Music Festival,March. His music is performed in concert by the Marywood Chamber Ensemble, orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Campus Choir, and soloists.
1988

King s College awards Sister Coleman an honorary degree at its graduation exercises, May.
1988

One of the English Department s 1988 graduates, Alexei Pavlenko, receives a $22,000 fellowship in Slavic Studies at Brown University.
1988

The Marywood Players perform The Crucible.
1988

Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., becomes the tenth President of Marywood College, June 1.
1988

Faculty member Robert Griffith designs and creates the Marywood Presidential Medallion, the first in the College s 73-year history, for the inauguration of Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., as the College s tenth President,Summer.
1988

Dr. Henry W. Smorynski becomes Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, July 1.
1988

Sister Margaret Gannon, I.H.M., becomes Dean of the Undergraduate School for Women, July 7.
1988

The Marywood chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, the honor society for Business students, wins honors in the Pennsylvania Business Leadership Contest as outstanding chapter and for raising the most money for the March of Dimes.
1988

Sister Mary Reap is inaugurated as the tenth President of the College, October 7. This first presidential inauguration in the College's history attracts representatives from colleges throughout the country. In the morning, the Inaugural Liturgy is celebrated by the former Bishop of Scranton, the Most Reverend J. Carroll McCormick, with the Campus Choir singing the premiere performance of the Ave Maria by Robert Herrema of the Music faculty. In the afternoon a convocation gathers before the steps of the Liberal Arts Center, from which the new President, following her investiture, addresses the assembly of guests, administrators, faculty, and students. One of the highlights of the day occurs prior to her speech, when Sister Mary appears, flanked by two of Marywood s smiling previous presidents, Sister M. Coleman Nee and Sister St. Mary Orr. Sister Coleman confers the new Presidential Medallion on Sister Mary.
1988

The Board of Trustees bestows the title "President Emerita" on Sister M. Coleman Nee, I.H.M., October 8.
1988

The Board of Trustees adopts a resolution to note the passing and mourning of Sister M. Cuthbert Donovan, I.H.M., who served as Dean of the College for many years and most recently as Trustee Emerita,October 8.
1988

Joyce Carol Oates, internationally acclaimed author of novels, short stories, essays and poetry, reads and comments on her works during An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates in the Performing Arts Center,October 9.
1988

Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., President of the College, initiates a comprehensive planning and development program. The Board of Trustees simultaneously adopts a comprehensive development campaign, IMPACT 2000, to meet the College's operating needs and facilitate implementation of institutional priorities in preparation for the new millennium, October 21.
1988

The Library is computerized, and the Director of the Library and the Director of Academic Computing make national presentations about the state-of-the-art system.
1988

Scranton playwright Jason Miller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for That Championship Season, directs The Marywood Players presentation of Crimes of the Heart.
1988

By this time, the costs of tuition and room and board are no longer specified in the two-year Catalog because the rates cannot be guaranteed even that far in advance. However, for this year, tuition is $210 per credit hour; room and board, $2,700.
1988

The Catalog requires only that freshmen away from home live in the women s residence complex, although students of all classes opt for the convenience of on-campus housing.
1988

A $218,000 equipment donation from the Digital Corporation facilitates Marywood s plan to computerize the card catalog and circulation procedures of the library, as do grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the J. Howard Pew Memorial Trust.
c.1988

Sister Michel Keenan and Sister Espiritu Dempsey accept full-time positions at Heritage College, a small, Catholic institution in the state of Washington whose mission addresses the higher educational needs of Native Americans.
1988-1989

The College s audit is conducted by KPMG Peat Marwick Main & Co. College revenues total $21,407,231, an excess of $972,902 over expenditures. Plant funds, which represent the College's cumulative investment in the campus facilities, total $33,699,573. The appraised value of Marywood s land, buildings, and contents is $68,120,519. Marywood s endowment has a book value of $12,535,042. The contributed services of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, ever a potent factor in the College s solvency, amount to $1,285,267.
1988

January
The Class of 1988 having raised funds to assist in the repair and renovation of the archway at the entrance of the campus as its gift to the College, the restored arch, with its statue of the Blessed Mother, is dedicated in a moving ceremony, in the glow of four hundred hand-held burning candles, September 8. The date is selected because, eighty-six years earlier, the original arch at Mount St. Mary s was also dedicated on September 8, the calendar commemoration of the birth of the Blessed Mother. To this historical association, Sister Mary Reap is able to add three of her own: the date also marks her birthday, her feast day, and the day on which she entered the I.H.M. Congregation.