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1941 Yearbook

1941 Yearbook


1941 Yearbook


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And thus does Marycrest complete its second year. Opened to registration in
1939, an excellent record was established with an enrollment of one hundred and
sixty-one. In 1940, however, the enrollment jumped to two hundred and sixteen.
And with the increase in numbers came other additions—an increased faculty—a new'
residence hall—new faces—new friends.
Proudly we have retained the work and activities which had been established in the
preceding year, and with equal pride, we have inaugurated some new "Marycrest
Traditions". We feel that we are justified in having a little vanity concerning our
college, for in this day and age, it is rare indeed to act as pioneers—to enter an
unexplored land.
We have started a new road. The Administration chose the site, surveyed it, and
constructed it. We have been the first travelers, and have landscaped the first two
miles. Into them, we have put our best efforts, our energies, our hopes and our
dreams. Though Marycrest will grow and expand, it will not go beyond the high
standards we have chosen, for we have purposely set them at the best. No words
can describe them better than those used by Monsignor Cone at the first Marycrest
convocation—the good, the true, and the beautiful.




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