Marymount College of Kansas: A History

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One year before the United States granted women the right to vote, the Sisters of St. Joseph broke ground on the construction of the first all-women's college in Kansas. Escalating construction costs put the school's future in jeopardy until Mother Antoinette took her plea for additional funds to Pope Benedict XV himself. Dubbed the "Million-Dollar College," the hilltop campus overlooking the Smoky Hill River finally opened its doors in 1922. The thousands who matriculated throughout its sixty-seven-year existence created a lasting legacy in the Sunflower State. Join alumnus Patricia Ackerman as she preserves the inspiring history of Marymount College.
ISBN: 9781626195738
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kansas
Images: 30
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Patricia E. Ackerman graduated from Marymount College in 1975 with a bachelor of arts degree in English, as a first-generation college student. She later earned a master of arts in liberal studies from Forth Hays State University and a PhD in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University. She works as a professor of language arts at Kansas State University and as a published freelance writer.
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