S. Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, University President

From Our President

Welcome to Holy Family University's website. As you explore this window to the University, you will see the phrase "The Value of Family" repeated often, and you may ask what it means. Actually, the Value of Family has many meanings.

The Value of Family is a tradition of academic excellence that builds upon a liberal arts foundation while preparing graduates for a lifetime of career opportunities.

The Value of Family is the University's ability to challenge students to develop as whole persons through co-curricular and extracurricular options, emphasizing experiential learning, research, leadership, and team building.

The Value of Family is a vital campus community--faculty, staff, and students--in which each person is sustained and grows through the diversity of gifts and experiences that are offered and shared.

The Value of Family is all of this, but it also transcends these characteristics. The essential Value of Family is its Mission, a lived value that shaped its history, that defines its present, and that inspires its future. The Mission's tenets of respect, integrity, responsibility, service, love of learning, and vision create the Value of Family and give it an ageless and enduring voice.

You'll see this voice expressing the value of Family in many ways as you click through the website. I hope that as our story unfolds you'll consider joining us for a campus visit to continue the dialogue and experience the Value of Family firsthand. I look forward to meeting you.

Sister Maureen McGarrity
President, Holy Family University