Philadelphia City Council Passes Resolution Honoring President Emerita Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, Ph.D.

Sister Maureen Honored by the Council of the City of Philadelphia

Earlier this year, the Council of the City of Philadelphia adopted a resolution honoring the leadership of Holy Family University President Emerita Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, Ph.D. The resolution recognizes Sister Maureen’s lifelong dedication and service to the area, including attending both Nazareth Academy High School and Holy Family; joining the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth; teaching at St. Katherine of Siena, Nazareth Academy, and Holy Family University; and leading Holy Family University as President from July 2014 to July 2021.

On September 7, 2021, Sister Maureen was presented the resolution on campus by District 6 Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon, who specifically cited Sister Maureen’s commitment to improving educational opportunities and building partnerships for the University during her tenure as exceptional contributions to the community.

A second resolution by the Council of the City of Philadelphia also honored the legacy of the late Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, Ph.D., who served as University president from 1981 to 2014.

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