Winter 2024 Issue
IU Leadership and Service
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
I am honored to share with you the wonderful demonstrations of leadership and service that exemplify the spirit of Immaculata University.
As you read the stories of our extraordinary alumni and students, you will quickly learn that IU leaders emerge from diverse backgrounds, and each brings different styles and contributions to the table.
Consider, for instance, the remarkable journey of Alice Demery Travis ’65, who broke down barriers not only for herself but for other Black journalists who followed in her footsteps. Likewise, the inspiring life story of Kendall Reese ’15 M.A. continues to reverberate as he exemplifies transformative leadership by dedicating himself to changing lives in communities struggling to break out of poverty.
As we illustrate the stellar traits of our students and graduates, you will read how our students learn from day one that service is part of the IHM tradition. You will read about the impressive array of service initiatives from the fall 2023 semester, which reinforce the importance we place on service.
We live our mission statement every day, and it is very gratifying to know that even our graduates and former employees have taken their experience here at Immaculata with them and shared it with others. This is what defines Immaculata University.
Barbara Lettiere ’72
Amid the unexpected announcement of Cabrini University’s closure at the end of this academic year, Immaculata University swiftly extended a helping hand to displaced students. Twenty-four former Cabrini students found a new home at Immaculata.Read More
Alumni shared memories of their professors—favorite quips and quotes, an unforgettable class activity with Nerf guns, a teacher’s no-fail trick to get a class’s attention and more.Read More
Three students and a biology professor visited Maine for a field experience with the National Audubon Society, where they witnessed stunning biodiversity, studied entomology and ecology, explored forests and tidal zones and analyzed vegetation data.Read More
Meet two exemplary class agents who enjoy the win-win of staying in touch with classmates while serving Immaculata!Read More
The College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR) marks its 40th anniversary, reflecting on its evolution from a modest start in 1983 to offering a diverse range of advanced degrees. The institution, responsive to the needs of working adults, introduced part-time evening and Saturday classes, expanding over the years to include programs in various fields.Read More
The Immaculata community bid a fond farewell to these members of the faculty and administration. M.E. Jones was named professor emerita and is now teaching high school math. Longtime chemistry professor Sister Ann Immaculata Gallagher and associate dean of the ACCEL program Agnes Timothy passed away last summer.Read More