Marywood Faculty Honored at Convocation


The Fall Convocation, the first formal academic ceremony of the 2012-2013 year, was held on Friday, October 19, at the Sette LaVerghetta Center, at 11 a.m. The University’s core value of empowerment was the focus of the day’s events, which featured Bernadette Gray-Little, Ph.D., Chancellor of the University of Kansas and a Marywood alumna, as the keynote speaker.

In addition to the keynote address, the event featured the annual faculty awards for distinguished academic work, including “Distinctions in One’s Discipline,” awarded to Edward J. O’Brien, Ph.D. A new faculty award for service was also presented to Sister Margaret Gannon, IHM, Ph.D. Marywood’s nominee for “CASE Professor of the Year” is Laurie McMillan, Ph.D.

“I was very excited when I had heard that I won the award,” said Dr. McMillan. “Of all the things that I do at Marywood, teaching is my favorite. It is where I put most of my energy. It is very rewarding, and it gives the most positive returns in terms of interacting with students. It feels good to be recognized for your work.”