We invited members of the Marywood community to share their memories, wisdom, and messages of thanks; these are their responses.
I am thankful for the amazing education I received from Marywood; the incredible athletic, leadership, and spiritual experiences; and, of course, the many lifelong friendships I developed. I am so very thankful for the new, gorgeous chapel, so my husband and I could have a blessed and wonderful wedding on campus!
-- Meredith (Force) Cozzarelli Class of 2004
I could never express just how thankful I am to my family away from home - my peers, mentors, and friends at Marywood. Without each and every one of you, I would not amount to half of the person I am today. I am so blessed to be surrounded by people who are so willing to be a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, and/or a voice of guidance. I am surrounded by a phenomenal staff in the psychology department...
-- Lisa D'Abbene Class of 2014
Ms. Jane E. McGowty was my piano instructor (my minor instrument) throughout my undergraduate years at Marywood. She was also Supervisor of Student Teachers for the Department of Music. After marrying in the middle of junior year, my husband and I moved temporarily to Cincinnati. Jane, who once told me, "You have the world in the palm of your hand; you can do anything," flew to Cincinnati to observe me as I did my student teaching in a school band program. But it doesn't end there.....After we moved...
-- Karen Vaughn-Smith Class of 1974
My message of thanks goes not to one but to all my professors at Marywood--the Sisters Servants if the Immaculate Heart of Mary. During four demanding but happy years, my intellectual, moral and spiritual development was guided and nurtured by them and their influence has remained with my throughout my life. Thanks, dear Sisters.
-- Mary (Mimi) Howley Callinan Class of 1947