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A Century of Saints



Sister Joselyn Baldeschweiler

04/15/2011

Sister Joselyn BaldeschweilerSister Joselyn Baldeschweiler was the first president of the College who was not also prioress of the Monastery. She had been the chair of the College's English department before being appointed president by Mother Martina Hughes. Sister Joselyn joined the St. Scholastica faculty in 1947, established a creative writing society in 1949, and received a doctorate degree in philosophy from Fordham University in 1954. She was an accomplished author and wrote many articles for periodicals including America and Commonweal. During her presidency (1958-60), business education was dropped from the curriculum as out of keeping with the liberal arts. 



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