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President of Cabrini College (1982-1992)


 

Sr. Eileen Currie, MSC, was president of Cabrini College 1982 - 1992.  In "Woodcrest", of 1966, the caption under Eileen Marie Currie's graduation  photograph reads: 

"Music I heard with you was more than music,                                                            

 And bread that I broke with you was more than bread."                                       (Aiken)

Sr. Eileen was dean of students at the time she was selected to be president.  She very much wished to maintain close contact with the students in her new position. 

"I am delighted with the Board's choice", Dr. Joseph Romano, then academic dean,  commented. 

 

The master's degree program in education that had just started and later the Cabrini Organizational Management Program (COMP) saw  non-traditional students becoming very traditional in the late '80s and early '90s. 

MSCs, the sponsoring religious order of Cabrini College, financed extensive computer equipment making it possible to offer a computer science major. 

 

 

Xavier first opened its doors to male students upon completion in 1985.  It was later opened to women also.

 

 

 

 

 

The 30th anniversary window was a wonderful asset to the Widener Center in 1987, displaying the theme, "Cabrini: A College with a Mission".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Hall had an open courtyard until the construction in the summer of 1989 when the courtyard was closed in for offices, meeting centers, and an atrium.

 

This aerial view of Grace Hall shows the open courtyard prior to the renovation.

 

 

a peace garden was dedicated to Sr. Eileen at the end of her ten years as president. "May peace prevail on earth," was inscribed in eight different languages on the center pole.  A creation by staff and students, it was an honor to Sr. Eileen as "A place of reflection, of constant renewal, and growth". 

 

 

Informational sources:

Berlant, K. (1992, Fall).  Peace garden dedicated to Sr. Eileen.  Comment, p.4.

Currie, E. (1992, Spring). 35 years young.  Comment, p.8.

Grace Hall: past and present. (1989, September 15).  loquitur, p.1.

Headline (1971, fall). Comment, p.1

The tune of good bye. (1992). Woodcrest, p.6,7.

Through the years. (2000). Woodcrest  p.42

 

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