Emmanuel College Alumni Association Periodicals

Logos, Spring 1954

The Alumnae Association, created on June 8, 1923 with the guidance of Sr. Helen Madeline Ingraham, the College’s first Academic Dean. Meeting in the library, its goal was to promote the welfare of the College and create a strong bond among alumnae. Its original officers were Margret Higgins (President), Elizabeth Logan (Vice-President), Mary Brodbine (Recording Secretary) and Beatrice Hanz (Treasurer). Through the years, the Alumnae Association served the College, students and alumnae through several initiatives that included the formation of the Emmanuel Alumnae News in 1935 and the creation of the Appointment Bureau in 1937 that provided counseling, apprenticeships and employment guidance. By the 1940s, as Emmanuel started to think about expansion, the Alumnae Association provided financial supported through the establishment of the Annual Fund in 1952-1953 for the construction of several building projects in the 1950s and the 1960s.

In the 1974, with the help of the Alumnae Office, a telethon to raise money for the College was a successful predecessor to the phonathon that included participation from the College community. In 1982, the Alumnae Association supported the creation of Network of Emmanuel Women (NEW) that was designed to provide alumnae with advice in career goals and the opportunity for professional networking. The effort to prepare women for the workforce was continued in 1983 when the Student/Alumnae Association was launched, a mentoring program that match students with alumnae who worked in their field of interest. In 1995, with the efforts of Lorraine Harding ’48 and Mary Sapienza ’66, the Alumnae Association News was launched to allow alumnae to support the College, fellow alumnae and the Alumnae Association. After Emmanuel College became co-educational in 2001, the Alumnae Association officially changed its name to the Alumni Association.         

The Association is designed to keep classmates up-to-date on the numerous special programs and events, in addition to the Reunion Weekend. The Alumni Association is governed by a Board of Directors and partners with the College’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

The purpose of the Association shall be to further Emmanuel College’s Catholic mission by challenging alumni to act, lead and give generously to others and to strengthen the bonds between the alumni and the College. The following values will guide the Association’s work: spirituality, service, pride, professionalism, relationships and traditions. The Association will translate into action the strong mission, beliefs and legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and Emmanuel College by building bridges and inspiring involvement within the alumni community.

Emmanuel College Alumni Association Presidents

Name

Term of Office

Margaret Higgins Healy ‘23

1923-1925

M. Frances Fallon Hewes ‘23

1925-1927

Anna Fulham Healy ‘24

1927-1929

Elizabeth Logan ‘23

1929-1931

Ruth Keleher Barry ‘27

1931-1933

Marion McDonald Sheehan ‘25

1933-1935

Mary Sheehan Loughrey  ‘29

1935-1937

Katharine F. Connell ‘28

1937-1939

Madeline O’Brien Simomds’30

1939-1941

Esther M. Turnbull ‘27

1941-1943

Alice M. Johnson ‘29

1943-1945

Helene M. Stout ‘27

1945-1947

Mary L. Guyton ‘31

1947-1949

Mildred C. Crowley ‘27

1949-1951

Ann Grady Fleming ‘31

1951-1953

M. Lorraine Fidler Lee ‘43

1953-1955

Eleanor Ramisch Travers ‘48

1955-1957

Audrey Swendeman Gaquin ‘39

1957-1959

Margaret McKenna Sanders ‘48

1959-1961

Elizabeth A. Strain ‘50

1961-1963

Elisabeth M. O’Hearn

1963-1967

Mary Lou Mahoney Hegarty ‘57

1967-1969

Catherine Nigro Guinee ‘42

1969-1971

Ann Chrisholm Fox ‘63

1971-1973

Elizabeth Molloy Twomey ‘59

1973-1975

Patricia French Knowles ‘71

1975-1977

Kathleen Ryan Dacey ‘41

1977-1979

Mary Cornwall Tevnan ‘53

1979-1981

Nancy Novelline Clayburgh ‘73

1981-1983

Margaret Trayers Robbins ‘47

1983-1985

Phyllis Ciamillo Galante ‘47

1985-1987

M. Cynthia Carolan Hurley ‘65

1987-1989

Leslie Ferrick McCafferty ‘76

1989-1991

Winifred McDonough ‘48

1991-1993

Mary Lou Amrhein ‘68

1993-1995

Lorraine A. Harding ‘48

1995-c.1996

Margaret Dahy  O’Brien ‘47 

c.1996

Unknown

c.1996-c.2000

Josephine Decristofaro ‘56

c.2000-c.2003

Kathy Creegan Damaskos ‘75

c.2003-c.2006

Noreen Dimond ‘56

c.2006-c.2011

Susan Pelleriti Cleary ‘79

c.2011-c.2012

Jennifer Puccetti '89

c.2012-

 

This collection contains the periodical publications of the Emmanuel College Alumni Association between 1945 through 1982, as well as 1995 and 1997. The topics discussed in the periodicals include the physical and academic developments of the College for those years, while also highlighting the activities of the Alumnae Association and the achievements of alumnae. It is also important to note that there are gaps in the time period covered for the publications.    

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