Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 
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January 2011

 
President's Corner

Happy New Year!

2010 was another year of milestones for our Marymount family—we celebrated time-honored Marymount traditions and began new rituals! The year ended on a high note, as Marymount alumnae, former faculty and R.S.H.M. gathered in the familiar surroundings of Butler Hall in Tarrytown to honor the fourth Marymount Legacy Fund Scholarship recipient and donate Christmas gifts to the RSHM LIFE Center. Susan Gardella, R.S.H.M., executive director of the Life Center, accepted the plentiful gifts on behalf of the entire community.

Shannon Tierney was awarded the Marymount Legacy Fund for her fine academic record and outstanding leadership. Shannon is a true Marymount legacy, with three family members who are alumnae of Marymount College in Tarrytown: her mother Myra Magner Brady, '79; her aunt Megan Magner, '82; and her great-aunt Helena Hunt Moraski, '61. Shannon also has family members on both her maternal and paternal sides with advanced degrees from Fordham University. Thank you for your continued support of the fund as your generosity allows us to provide students like Shannon with financial assistance and a further connection to our Marymount family!

As we move into 2011, we are excited to offer alumnae both new and traditional opportunities. This fall, the Marymount Alumnae Association will sponsor the Women's Leadership Conference to promote professional advancement and leadership development by showcasing female leaders in their fields. And save the dates for the Reunion Awards and Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 4, during the Fordham Jubilee Weekend at Rose Hill (June, 3, 4 and 5); and the Marymount Founder's Day and Marymount Legacy Fund Scholarship Award Ceremony on Sunday, December 4.

Planning is underway for the conference. The Alumnae Board is currently seeking the names of distinguished female leaders (both Marymount alumnae and your contacts) who are role models in their industry. We welcome your suggestions. Please e-mail us at MarymountAlumnaeAssocation@gmail.com with your nominations by Tuesday, February 15.

Marymount history professor Kathleen Connell, R.S.H.M., is currently researching the life and legacy of Mother Joseph Butler. At this past Founder's Day, Sister Kathleen shared her research and closed with the following thought, particularly relevant as we embark on a new year: "Daughters of Marymount, the spirit of Mother Butler has not faded with the years. It is alive and well."

Sincerely,

Patricia A. Cole, '74
Marymount Alumnae Board President

   
         
 
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