Month of Thanks
We invited members of the Marywood community to share their memories, wisdom, and messages of thanks as we approach our Centennial in 2015. These are their responses.
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I am thankful for the amazing education I received from Marywood; the incredible athletic, leadership, and spiritual experiences; and, of course, the many lifelong friendships I developed. I am so very thankful for the new, gorgeous chapel, so my husband and I could have a blessed and wonderful wedding on campus!
-- Meredith (Force) Cozzarelli Class of 2004
I am so grateful for all the friends I have made at Marywood participating in SGA and Orientation. I am also grateful for Carl Oliveri, the Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development, who has taught us what being a leader really means, not just by words, but by example. A special thank you to Amanda Roberts who always ensures everything goes right and is a constant encouragement to all...
-- Sarah Cruz Class of 2013
Thank you to the English Department for providing me with the tools to write beautifully. Dr. Bittel, Dr. Dymond, Dr. McMillan and Dr. Sadlack, as well as the other English faculty that taught me over my four and a half years, thank you for not giving up on me and for pushing me to be a better writer and student. Thank you Ann Williams and Dr. Lindsey Wotanis for giving me the chance to be a section...
-- Lisa Piccolo Class of 2012
I could never express just how thankful I am to my family away from home - my peers, mentors, and friends at Marywood. Without each and every one of you, I would not amount to half of the person I am today. I am so blessed to be surrounded by people who are so willing to be a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, and/or a voice of guidance. I am surrounded by a phenomenal staff in the psychology department...
-- Lisa D'Abbene Class of 2014
My message of thanks goes not to one but to all my professors at Marywood--the Sisters Servants if the Immaculate Heart of Mary. During four demanding but happy years, my intellectual, moral and spiritual development was guided and nurtured by them and their influence has remained with my throughout my life. Thanks, dear Sisters.
-- Mary (Mimi) Howley Callinan Class of 1947
Ms. Jane E. McGowty was my piano instructor (my minor instrument) throughout my undergraduate years at Marywood. She was also Supervisor of Student Teachers for the Department of Music. After marrying in the middle of junior year, my husband and I moved temporarily to Cincinnati. Jane, who once told me, "You have the world in the palm of your hand; you can do anything," flew to Cincinnati to observe me as I did my student teaching in a school band program. But it doesn't end there.....After we moved...
-- Karen Vaughn-Smith Class of 1974
Dr. Carl Persing has been instrumental to my development and self-concept. In my late teens, I presumed undergraduate degrees only consisted of attending class, completing the mandatory assignments and sometimes studying for exams. Thankfully, after matriculating to Marywood University from my local community college, I had the opportunity to meet with Professor Carl Persing. After Professor Persing solicited a meeting from me via a typed letter that was delivered by Professor Crawley, I met with...
-- Lilunia Steinman Class of 2007