Biography of Sr. Alice Gertrude, SND

Sr. Alice Gertrude (Mary Keating), SND
Emmanuel College President (1952-1960)

Sr. Alice Gertrude was born Mary Keating on March 29, 1898 to George and Alice (Halligan) Keating in Boston, Massachusetts. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregation in Sr. Alice Gertrude, SND, 1956-19571919, taught in Springfield, Massachusetts, Somerville, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts and Boston, Massachusetts. In 1952, she became president of Emmanuel College and during her time at the College, Sr. Alice Gertrude started the process of transforming Emmanuel from a commuter school to a residential school with the construction of Marian Hall and Julie Hall. Sr. Alice Gertrude was also involved in the construction of a new novitiate for Massachusetts and the planning of Notre Dame Academies in Worcester, Massachusetts and in Hingham, Massachusetts. Sr. Alice Gertrude died on May 5, 1994 at Notre Dame du Lac in Worcester, Massachusetts.