Summer 2011

President's Message

"What life have you if you have not life together?
There is no life that is not in community."
~ T.S. Eliot


Here at Marywood University, we often define who we are through the lens of community. Our mission and our core values are predicated on the understanding that what we do, even as individuals, has an impact on the broader community. We are all brothers and sisters in the household of a living God.

Whenever I have a chance to discuss how students can make the most of their time at Marywood, I encourage them to tap into the resources of our campus and share their talents with others. The University provides a strong framework of outstanding faculty members, an array of professional programs, valuable clinics, meaningful research opportunities, and vibrant student life possibilities. By their active participation, students contribute their own spark and connect it to a radiance that, for nearly one hundred years, has enlightened thousands through the pursuit of academic excellence, the realization of God-given potential, and the practice of leadership in service to others for the life of the world.

I hope you enjoy the wonderful stories of mentorship and community outreach featured in this issue of Marywood Magazine. These are just a few shining examples that demonstrate how the University’s core value of excellence is carried from faculty to students, through valuable programs that meet human needs, to benefit the community—locally, nationally, and internationally.

The difference that one person can make is amazing; we need only connect our individual light to the light of others. During the Olympic Games, the persons who bear the torch understand this sacred duty—to perpetuate and pass on that flame to others. Those who carry it possess different abilities and come from diverse backgrounds, but their common goal is going the distance, passing that torch from one to another.

We do the same with the torch of knowledge, the light of professional competence, the warmth of compassion, and the radiance of rich and meaningful human experience. That is what is carried and passed on here at Marywood.


Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D.
President of the University

Sister Anne is pictured with Architecture students at the first “Beaux Arts Ball.

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