First Posted: 10/22/2014
Misericordia University’s 90th birthday was observed recently by members of the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives with citations delivered personally by Sen. Lisa Baker and Rep. Karen Boback.
The citation from Rep. Boback said, “The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania salutes Misericordia University as it recommits itself to the ideals and standards which have sustained it for ninety years; offers best wishes for a continued tradition of excellent service and humanitarian endeavors in the years to come.’’
An excerpt from Sen. Baker’s citation stated, “Misericordia University has steadfastly endeavored to provide the finest quality of education to its students, and has thereby helped to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the community.’’
Misericordia was founded in 1924 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy as an all-women’s college. The broad-based liberal arts college became co-educational in the 1970s. Today, MU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in part- and full-time formats to students of all faiths in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences.