History And Traditions

Molloy College Timeline

2000s

2020 - Jim Lentini appointed 7th President, June 2020

2020 - President Dr. Drew Bogner, Ph.D., 6th President of Molloy College retires in June 0f 2020

2019 - Bogner Hall and McGovern Plaza opened

2016 - The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing opened

2014 - Second residence hall opened - Maria Regina Hall

2011 - The Public Square and Madison Theatre opened

2011 - First student residence hall opened - Fitzgerald Hall

2010 - NY State approval to confer Ph.D. degree

2010 - First Doctoral program opened in nursing

2010 - Speech, Language and Hearing Center opened

2010 - Rebecca Center for Music Therapy opened

2009 - M.S.in Speech-Language Pathology program approved by NY State

2008 - M.S. and dual degree B.S./M.S.in Music Therapy programs approved by NY State

2007 - M.S. and dual degree B.A./M.S.in Criminal Justice programs approved by NY State

2006 - Energeia Partnership established

2005 - Education Program accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

2005 - Suffolk Center opened in Farmingdale

2005 - Siena Hall opened

2005 - NY State approval to confer the B.S.W. degree

2003 - NY State approval to confer B.F.A. degree

2003 - NY State approval to confer M.B.A. degree

2002 - Next Generation premiered on Telecare Television Network

2001 - Joseph F. Maher Leadership Forum established

2000 - Dr. Drew Bogner, Ph.D., appointed 6th President

2000 - Honors Program established

1990s

1992 - First nursing graduate students awarded M.S. degrees

1992 - Men's athletics joined NCAA Division II

1992 - William J. Casey Center opened

1992 - Athletics Hall of Fame founded

1992 - Molloy Institute for Lifelong Learners (M.I.L.L) founded

1993 - Patricia W. Keenan Nursing Resource Center dedicated

1996 - Dr. Martin D. Snyder, Ph.D., appointed 5th President

1996 - First Boxtown - homelessness awareness fundraiser held

1996 - First Appalachia Project with the Big Laurel Learning Center held

1996 - B.A.in Criminal Justice program approved by NY State

1997 - Sr. Miriametta Zehnter, O.P. Terrace Garden dedicated

1997 - First web page; www.molloy.edu

1998 - M.S. in Education program approved by NY State

1998 - Center for Social and Ethical Concerns established

1998 - Global Learning Program established

1998 - Academic Service-Learning program established

1998 - Service learning Program established

1998 - Rising Star Summer Camp founded

1999 - Dr. Valerie Collins, Ph.D., appointed acting President

1999 - Center for Christian-Jewish Studies established

1999 - Faculty Professional Center opened

1980s

1989 - Graduate nursing program opened
1989 - A.A.S. in Respiratory Care approved by NY State

1989 - President Janet Fitzgerald, O.P., only woman expert invited to the Vatican International Conference on Catholic Higher Education

1988 - NY State approval to confer M.S. degree

1988 - Charter member of New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC)

1988 - President's Advisory Board on Multicultural Concerns established

1984 - B.A. in Music Therapy approved by NY State

1984 - B.S. in Elementary Education, music "n-6" approved by NY State

1983 - Chapel of the Sacred Heart dedicated

1983 - First student computer center opened

1982 - Molloy College became coeducational

1982 - Women's athletics joined NCAA Division II

1981 - Our Mother Our Confidence! statue dedicated

1981 - Student musical recital held in Carnegie Hall

1980 - Adelaide B. Wilbur Arts Center opened

1970s

1979 - Social Work program accredited by the National Council on Social Work Education

1979 - Epsilon Kappa accepted as 128th chapter of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing

1977 - Five men graduated with B.S.in Nursing

1976 - NY State approval to confer A.A., A.A.S. and A.O.S. degrees

1975 - Siena Women's Center founded B.A. in Gerontology program approved by NY State

1974 - Evening Division established

1974 - Men allowed matriculate in the Evening Division College

1974 - Senate, tripartite government, endorsed by the Board of Trustees

1974 - Institute for Gerontology established  

1973 - Molloy became 7th member of the Nassau Higher Education Consortium

1973 - Higher Education Opportunity Program established  

1972 - Sister Janet Fitzgerald, O.P., Ph.D., appointed 4th President

1972 - Men allowed to matriculate in nursing program

1971 - Charter amended: name changed to Molloy College

1960s

1960 - Absolute Charter received from NY State with approval to confer B.A. and B.S. degrees

1962 - Sister Mary Celeste Beck, O.P., Ph.D., appointed 3rd President

1962 - Sisters of St. Dominic transferred deed for the campus to Molloy College

1963 - Memorial grotto completed

1964 - Maria Regina Faculty Residence opened

1967 - Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

1967 - James E. Tobin Library dedicated

1968 - First Mary E. Lilly Awards Night

1969 - Nursing program accredited by the National league for Nursing

1969 - First Fulbright Fellowship received by a Molloy student  

1969 - Co-sponsored Spanish Institute with the Rockville Centre Diocese  

1950s

1954 - Groundbreaking for first building-Quealy Hall

1955 - Mother Anselma Ruth, O.P., Ph.D., appointed 1st President

1955 - Provisional Charter granted by NY State

1955 - Official opening of Molloy Catholic College for Women at 915 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre

1955 - Student Council convocation held

1956 - Quealy Hall opened First student newspaper

1956 - The Crosier published

1957 - Mother Bernadette de Lourdes, O.P., appointed 2nd President

1958 - Kellenberg Hall opened

1958 - College honor society established - Omicron Alpha Zeta

1959 - First intercollegiate glee club recital with Boston College

1959 - First commencement ceremony

1940s

1941 - Sisters of St. Dominic purchase 25 acres in Rockville Centre

1948 - Architectural firm Beatty & Berlenbach hired

 

Molloy By the numbers

1

Money magazine's # 1”Value All-Star” in the nation

comprehensive degree-granting institution

10:1

Molloy’s undergraduate student-faculty ratio

means our students are key

15%

Our tuition is 15% lower than other

private, 4-year colleges on L.I.

69%

Of seniors participate in a co-op, practicum

clinical assignment or internship

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