Spring 2014 Magazine - Immaculata University - page 3

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MESSAGE FROM
THE PRESIDENT
Dear Friends of Immaculata,
What a winter it has been! The entire nation was affected by
these named winter storms which tested our patience. Hopefully by
now all of your snow piles have disappeared. The University closed
its doors for several days and, on additional occasions, imposed a
two-hour delay at the beginning of the class day. Faculty members
scrambled to develop ingenious methods to cover material from
those lost or shortened classes, but the safety of our students and
employees always must be our primary concern.
Despite the winter weather woes, Immaculata continues to be
a very busy place. The seniors celebrated their 100 Nights Dinner;
final presentations and papers for Senior Seminar are being cre-
ated; doctoral theses are being finalized and/or presented; Reunion
weekend plans are underway; and Commencement meetings are
being held. Excitement is mounting throughout campus with an-
ticipation of the end of the semester. Add to these the many other
exciting pursuits of faculty, students, and alums that are showcased
in the pages of this magazine and you will acknowledge that we are
in a whirlwind of creative, energetic activity. The variety and scope
of these stories is amazing; I know you will enjoy them fully.
I hope we will see you on campus to share the beauty that ex-
ists here. Immaculata shines on, even on the bleakest, coldest day.
Please put a visit to Immaculata in your vacation plans and let us
help you celebrate the return of spring or the glories of summer on
the hill.
On behalf of the University community, thank you for your
interest and belief in Immaculata. You are the voice of Immacu-
lata’s past, the support for Immaculata’s present, and the hope for
Immaculata’s future.
Gratefully!
Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D.
President
Sister Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D., with Phyllis Bellopede
’82 and her husband, Robert, at the Mother Theresa Maxis
Society event held at the Brandywine River Museum.
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