Founders Week to Commencement 2021

Dear Molloy Community,

In honor of Founders' Week, we are pleased to share video messages from the Sisters in Amityville.   In 1955, after many years of planning and determination by the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, Molloy Catholic College for Women was opened.  Remembering our founding sisters and most especially the first President, Mother Anselma Ruth, takes place at this time of year because April 21st was her feast day - the Feast of St. Anselm.  The Anselma Room (dining hall) is named for her.  Knowing the importance of scholarship to the Sisters, we hold the College's Annual Honors Convocation during this week and dedicate that as Founder's Day. 

We will share these videos with you every Monday until Commencement week.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 19


Sister Peggy McVetty, Prioress, Class of 1971             
Sister Diane Capuano
, Former Campus Minister
Sister Dorothy Anne Fitzgibbons, Former Vice President for Mission; Board Emerita            
Sister Peggy Krajci
, Former Professor  

Monday, April 26

Sister Barbara Schwarz
, Class of 1972
Sister Flor de Maria Buruca, Class of 2012 
Sister Mary Pat Neylon, Class of 1972 and Former Faculty and past Director of Faculty Professional Center
Sister Anne-Marie Kirmse, Board of Trustees Member  

May 3rd

Sister Judy Flanagan, Class of 1967
Sister Diane Morgan, Class of 1971
Sister Barbara Nirrengarten, Former coordinator of the DSS/STEEP Program
Sister Pat Koehler, Former Adjunct Professor  
Sister Eileen Marie Connor, Class of 1977, former Campus Minister and Adjunct Professor  
Sister Ann Melber, Class of 1971 and Adjunct Faculty Active — Sister Ann Melber Founders Day Message (PDF) 

May 10th

Sister Margaret Galiardi, Class of 1971 and Former Professor
Sister Maryanna Euring, Celebrating 65 years as an Amityville Dominican
Sister Elaine Callahan, Former Professor
Sister Margaret Kavanagh, Class of 1970 and Former Professor                       
Sister M. Jean Geraghty, 
Class of 1972 — S. M. Jean Founders Day Message (PDF)

May 17th

Sister Jeanne Monahan (Sister Esther Regis), Founding Sister 1955 (last living religious from the founding faculty)
Sister Judy Olsen, Retired Professor  
Sister Denise Paul, Class of 1972 and Former Librarian
Sister Jean Dominici DeMaria, Former Professor  

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