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Gloria Gaines
Memorial Award

Gloria Gaines Memorial Award

The Gloria Gaines Memorial Award, the highest alumna honor, is given to an alumna for service to one's church, community and the College.

Sr. Margaret Ellen Flannelly, has been a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary for 57 years. She graduated from Marymount as a history major in 1957 and became a teacher of political science at the college in 1960. During the 1960s, Sr. Margaret earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame.

She continued working at Marymount College for 41 years in various academic and administrative roles, including assistant academic dean, associate professor of politics and director of the international studies program, director of the Marymount College Weekend Program, and vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty—making many lifelong friends along the way.

More recently, she served as alumnae chaplain to Marymount College, keeping alumnae connected to their alma mater.

In 2009, Sr. Kathleen Fagan, provincial superior for the Eastern American Province, invited Sr. Margaret to serve as R.S.H.M. provincial councilor, a position in which she acts as the liaison to the R.S.H.M. extended family and also serves on the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee, which works toward the elimination of human trafficking.

Sr. Margaret has served on many boards, including the Abbott House, the Tarrytown Community Center, and 25 years on the board of directors of the Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center. She currently serves on the board of trustees of Marymount University, Arlington, Va.

Joyce Onorato Abamont, J.D., '66
Rita Arno, '91
Irene Wilson Baker, '34
Catherine Mitchell Beltz, '54
Mary Rita Byrne, '35
Linda Reynolds Carroll, '58
Patricia Cole, '74
Orry Kelly Costello, '51
Vincenza Ruggero Cullen, '54
Patricia Mahoney Dempsey, '77
Beatrice Smith Dinger, '63
Mary Heller Dixon, '60
Marion Hanrehan Dolan, '24
Margo White Doran, '75
Eugenie Fleri Doyle, M.D., '43
Gina Pesanelli Drew, '58
Brigid Driscoll, R.S.H.M.
Mary-Elizabeth Fahy, '60
Hortensia Liceaga Falcon, '54
Jane Harris Feakins, '43
Anne M. Fitzgerald, '52
Aileen Kelleher Fogarty, '13
Alice Fraunheim Foley, '41
Audrey Gallucci, Ph.D., '49
Marion Patterson Gaynor, '34
Mary Catherine Ix Gaynor, '46
Margaret Karl Geraghty, '69
Gladys Ferguson Gress, Ed.D., '78
Jane McGeeney Haugh, '60
Eileen Santangelo Hult, '67
Ellen Marie Keane, R.S.H.M., '60
Loyola Weeks Keating, '40
Helen Dwyer Kelleher, '24
Susan Robinson King, '69
Anne Bach Lawler, '63
Mary Lawler Loftus, '57
Elaine Violyn Luzine, '56
Margaret Kelly McMahon, '50
Elizabeth Lynch Morris, '16
Irene Brogan O'Connell, '34
Betsy Morris O'Connor, '46
Caryl Donnelly Plunkett, '63
Marie Wallace Powers, '54
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Clare Rich, '61
Maureen Wilson Saab, '62
Mary Bruns Schaub, '45
Margaret Smedley, Ph.D., '59
Elaine Jantzen Sydnor, '46
Rosemary McCabe Travis, '63
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