Fall 2015

Barbara Spellman Shuta ’68

2015 Award of Excellence in Education and Human Development

Barbara Spellman Shuta’s commitment to her alma mater has always been center stage. She earned her B.A. in Communication Arts/Secondary Education (concentration in Theatre). She added an M.A. in English from the University of Scranton, as she went on to an outstanding career as an English, Speech, and Drama teacher in the Scranton School District, spurring a love of the arts, theater, literature, and learning for hundreds of students.

In her role as a teacher, her Marywood identity was always on display in her classroom. She was a mentor, a friend, a fan, happily applauding students’ accomplishments and guiding them through the college application process.

In addition to offering consistent and generous support for the University (especially scholarships), she has been a leader in fundraising efforts and on volunteer and alumni committees. She founded Educators on Campus, a thriving group of Marywood alumni educators dedicated to spreading the word of the University within local school districts.

Barbara Spellman Shuta has graced her stage with distinction as an educator, inspiring and enriching hundreds of young people through her own love of the performing arts. Her fellow graduates are delighted to add to her impressive credits with the Award for Excellence in Education and Human Development in this, the University’s Centennial Year of 2015.

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