Immaculata University Dedicates New Stadium: Stadium Named after Mimi Draper Walsh ’63
The dedication of the new Draper Walsh Stadium, Immaculata University´s new 1000-seat stadium, will be held on Wednesday, October 4, at 3:45 p.m. Following the dedication, the men´s soccer team will play against Arcadia University.
The Draper Walsh Stadium at Immaculata University is named in honor of Mimi Draper Walsh ´63, Trustee and Benefactor, through the generosity of the Walsh Family. Mimi Draper Walsh, a resident of Morristown, NJ, earned a Bachelor´s of Art in elementary education and psychology from Immaculata. She continued her education at Seton Hall University, earning a Master of Arts in counseling psychology. During her career, she served as a public school teacher in Springfield, NJ, and in the College Admissions Department of Drew University in Madison, NJ. As a loyal alumna, Draper Walsh has served for six years as a member of the Board of Trustees for Immaculata University. She is also involved in the community where she has been a trustee for The Seeing Eye of Morristown, NJ, for 16 years; a trustee for Babyland Family Services of Newark, NJ, since 1996, and a founder and chairperson for JL Cares of Jupiter Florida. She also served as a trustee for the Boys´ and Girls´ Club of Newark, NJ.
"The University´s commitment to Athletics is so motivating to me and my staff, but especially, to our athletes. This new facility will help bring our program to the next level," comments Athletic Director Patricia Canterino on the Draper Walsh Stadium.
The Immaculata Mighty Macs soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams will all play on the new all-purpose synthetic playing field. The stadium consists of 1,000 bleacher seats, press box, concession stands, and team rooms. An eight-lane track will be completed by 2008. Immaculata´s Mighty Macs compete in the NCAA Division III Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC).
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 3 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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