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Best Friends. Entrepreneurs. Business partners

Best Friends, Entrepreneurs, Business Partners

Kendall Farrell and Dimitri Thompson, fifth-year seniors at Marywood University, began their friendship during lunch at a recruiting basketball visit to campus. The friendship was ...

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Seen & Heard

The Latest Works of Marywood Alumni

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The Hugging Army: An Experience in Connection
Vanessa L. White Fernandes, 
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The Things They've Taken
Katie McElhenney, 
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Streaming At Dusk
Steven S. Walker, 

Class Notes

Jon Lanzaro-Fisher '19 has already worked for the NSA and run for Congress. His drive to serve others has now led him to join the MAA board.

After years of writing plays and short stories, Judy Kiehart (Page) '96 decided to write perhaps her most important work yet. Her memoir, Calico Lane, was published this year and follows Kiehart's journey to finding and celebrating her truest self.

Meg Maher Rowe '77 MS, RD, LDN, FADA, FAND was named a Medallion Award winner after dedicating her professional life to improving the wellbeing of others.

Members of the Class of 1971 made a donation to the Pacer Pantry.

Joan Wright ’64 is a leader in every aspect of her life. As a young black woman in the 1960s, Wright found herself mustering a resiliency many around her hadn’t needed to.

Capitol Hill and Marywood University seem like very different places to most people. However, even in the bustling metropolis of Washington, D.C., Rachel Looker ’18 finds her Marywood roots ever-present.

To his numerous accomplishments, the Marywood Alumni Association is pleased to add its own recognition, by presenting Stanley J. Kania III, Ph.D. ’11, ’14, ’19 with the 2021 Recent Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.

Adding to these accomplishments, with grateful appreciation for all he has done to lead by example and embrace inclusivity, the Marywood Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Jeffrey R. Kovaleski ’98 with the 2021 Alumni Achievement Award.

For her abiding and longstanding dedication to her alma mater and its core values, the Marywood Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Ann Boland-Chase ’79 with the 2021 Sister M. Denis Donegan Award for Long Term Service to Marywood.

For her considerable commitment to service in the community, along with her exemplary professional record of excellence and empowerment, framed always by her deep faith and her respect for others, the Marywood Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Patricia A. Lawler ’71 with the 2021 Golden Marywoodian Award for the Class of 1971.

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