Biography of Sr. Mary Frances McCarthy, SND

Sr. Mary Frances McCarthy, SND
Emmanuel College President (1975-1978)

Sr. Mary Frances McCarthy was born in 1916 and held a B.A. degree from Trinity College, a M.A. from Catholic University of America and a Ph.D. from John Hopkins University. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregation in 1938 and taughtSr. Frances McCarthy, 1975-1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at Trinity College where she taught English, German and Russian. In 1965, she was named a trustee of Trinity College. Sr. Mary Frances became president of Emmanuel College in 1975 and during her time in that position, Sr. Helen Madeleine Ingaraham, SND (College’s first academic dean), wrote her memoirs and the College sponsored a ‘teach-in’ that supported the Anti-nuclear movement. In 1978, Sr. Mary Frances became the Director of Foundation Research at Trinity College. Sr. Mary Frances McCarthy died on November 3, 1997.