Biography of Sr. Agnes Cecilia, SND

Sr. Agnes Cecilia (Ida E. Loughlin), SND
Emmanuel College President (1934-1940)

Sr. Agnes Cecilia was born Ida E. Loughlin on June 16, 1880 to Michael and Julia (McCarthy) Loughlin in Boston, Massachusetts. Sr. Agnes Cecilia entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de NamurEmmanuel College Seal Congregation in 1898 and taught in Boston, Massachusetts and was Superior of Roxbury Academy before her appointment as president of Emmanuel College in 1934. During her time at the College she oversaw the creation of the Placement Bureau that was established to provide alumnae guidance in entering the professional workforce and the institution of a formal administrative structure at Emmanuel. In 1940, she was appointed superior of the Academy of Notre Dame (Boston, MA). Sr. Agnes Cecilia died on February 27, 1968 in Hingham, Massachusetts.

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