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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1998

The University begins to offer the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Milton Hershey School, January.
1998

Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., is the recipient of the 1997 Humanitarian Award at the annual tribute dinner of the Easter Seal Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, February 21.
1998

Honorary doctorates are conferred on Congressman Joseph McDade and on Archbishop Renato R. Martin, Papal Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, May 17.
1998

Mr. Carl Bernstein of Woodward-Bernstein fame delivers the Commencement address, May 17.
1998

Rev. Joseph J. Evanko is appointed Chaplain for the University, July.
1998

The Class of 1948, celebrating its 50th reunion, presents Marywood's largest class reunion gift to date, in the amount of $1,287,753, September. The Class is awarded the Alumni Association's most prestigious award, the Sister M. Denis Donegan Award for Long Term Service to Marywood. This is the first time in the history of the alumni awards that an entire class, rather than an individual, merits an award.
1998

The Marywood University Performing Arts Center is rededicated in honor of benefactors Frank and the late Mrs. Angela Sette LaVerghetta, September 20.
1998

An honorary doctoral degree is conferred on Ms. Sue Gin McGowan at the dedication of the William G. McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, October 23.
1998

Presidential Medals are awarded at the Presidential Society Dinner to the McGowan Family, The Honorable William J. Nealon, and Joanne Arduino, Director of the Ballet Theatre of Scranton, October 24.
1998

Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and on its Strategic Planning Task Force.