Fall 2015

Mary Ann O’Hara ’58

2015 Sister M. Denis Donegan Award for Long Term Service to Marywood

Mary Ann O’Hara arrived at Marywood at a time of tremendous growth. It was a time of building, and Marywood’s campus was buzzing.

Mary Ann earned her B.S. degree in Elementary Education and began what would become a lengthy and distinguished career as an elementary teacher in the Vestal, New York, school district—her native area. Throughout the years, Mary Ann has continued to stay close at hand and to serve her alma mater. She has been a consistent and generous supporter of fundraising efforts, as well as a faithful and enthusiastic volunteer and a leader in the Binghamton Alumni Chapter, which she served as president. She helped plan her class’s 50th Reunion celebration, spearheading efforts to endow the Class of 1958 scholarship. Her generous gift made possible the magnificent “Mother of Christ” stained glass window at the entrance of the Marian Chapel.

Mary Ann never forgot the influence Marywood had upon her life, nor the debt she owed. For her dedication and unfailing support, she is the deserving recipient of the Sister M. Denis Donegan Award for Long Term Service to Marywood in this, the University’s Centennial Year of 2015.

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