Sixty-five years ago, Cabrini College, located at 610 King of Prussia Road in Radnor, PA was founded and incorporated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, June 7th the University community came together to commemorate this august occasion.
“The purpose for which the corporation is formed is to establish, conduct, operate and maintain, at the above address a college for the education, training and spiritual guidance of young women, with power to confer upon students who have successfully completed the required courses, the Degree of Bachelor of Arts and the Degree of Bachelor of Sciences, and such other Degrees as may be approved and authorized by the Department of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania….The corporation is to exist perpetually.”
For many members of the faculty and staff, this was their first opportunity to meet and greet Ms. Helen Drinan, the Interim President of the University. Ms. Drinan offered welcoming remarks noting the University’s distinguished history and educational traditions which emanate from the educational philosophy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini – “the education of the heart” – and the charism of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Ms. Drinan said that these guiding principles are central to all we do as a University. She further commented that in the short time she has been on campus, she has found Cabrini University to be a most welcoming place.
Sr. Christine Marie Baltas, MSC, a Cabrini College alumna and Campus Ministry Associate, offered a lively and entertaining glimpse into the storied journey of the University since its founding as Cabrini College in 1957.
All those gathered appreciated the summertime fellowship while enjoying ice cream treats to celebrate Founding Day.