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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Marywood Alumni Give Thanks
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
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
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...
-- 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...
-- Lilunia Steinman Class of 2007