Marywood University recently honored Ann R. Henry, Ph.D. ’73, former chair of the Board of Trustees, with the University’s first Presidential Mission Medal for service and commitment to Marywood’s values of Catholic identity, respect, empowerment, and excellence.


The newly established Presidential Mission Medal was presented for the first time at the recent Presidential Society Dinner. Dr. Henry has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the mission of Marywood University by giving generously of her time, energy, talents, and personal resources to the advancement of the University.


Sister Mary Persico, HIM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University, said, “I am delighted and honored to name Ann R. Henry, Ph.D., the first recipient of the Presidential Mission Medal. In the name of our campus community, I thank Ann for her tireless efforts to support Marywood now and long into the future.”


Marywood University, sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants, of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, roots itself in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the principle of justice, and the belief that education empowers people. The University integrates an enduring liberal arts tradition and professional disciplines to create a comprehensive learning experience. Our undergraduate and graduate programs promote academic excellence, advance innovative scholarship, and foster leadership in service to others.


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