INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Serving Freshmen a Full Plate
Incoming students are offered First-Year Seminar courses that investigate culturally relevant topics and promote intellectual engagement.
From ICU Nurse to Hospital Executive
After holding leadership positions at local hospitals, Clair Mooney, DNP was appointed senior vice president and chief operating officer of Lancaster Medical Center.
Building Safe Spaces: Confronting Sexual Assault in the Heart of Liberia
For her, it’s personal: the people of Liberia are her people. She wants future generations to live life without the constant threat of sexual abuse.
Calling for Environmental Justice with Voices Too Loud to Ignore
Ebony Martin ’03 is building a diverse coalition to speak up for those most impacted by pollution and climate change.
The Family Prototype: First-Generation Students
For first-generation college students, popular media depictions may be all they have to gauge what life at college will be like.
What’s New at IU
Recent developments include a new nursing simulation lab and solar panels for the new Parsons Science Pavilion.
In Remembrance of our Beloved Faculty
The IU community will miss these six long-serving faculty members who recently...
Faculty Voices: In Defense of Wildfires
by Stephen C. Mason, Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology It’s not a...
Message From President Lettiere
These last two years have been like none other in recent memory. They have taught me to be patient, grateful and to plow ahead no matter the challenges that arise. When I consider the way the Immaculata community has faced the challenges presented by COVID-19 and not just survived, but thrived, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and pride.
This past October, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Immaculata University. And what a celebration it was! It was worth the 101-year wait. The most enjoyable part of the weekend for me was having an opportunity to see so many alumni and friends of the university enjoying a most spectacular, memorable evening. If you were not able to attend, you can read all about the centennial in this issue of the Immaculata Magazine.
As the spring semester gets underway, it’s exciting to see the progress on the Parsons Science Pavilion construction, which is on schedule despite some supply chain issues. I am also pleased to report a healthy enrollment, and dorms filled with students, While we are not fully operating in “normal” mode, many of the pre-COVID-19 events and activities are taking place. It was so fantastic to celebrate our campus’ oldest and most cherished tradition—Carol Night.
My hope for you in 2022 is health, happiness, and hope for the future. Stay well and stay connected to Immaculata University. It only gets better!
Barbara Lettiere ’72