St. Mary's Dominican College

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St. Mary's Dominican College was a liberal arts college for women in New Orleans, in the U.S. state of Louisiana.

Main gateway of St. Mary's Dominican College on St. Charles Avenue, about 1980

History[edit]

The college was founded by the Dominican Sisters congregation of St. Mary. It developed out of St. Mary's Academy, which is currently called St. Mary's Dominican High School.[1]

St. Mary's Dominican College was chartered in 1910 and operated until 1984, when it was disbanded. Its grounds were sold to Loyola University, and became Loyola's Broadway campus.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumnae include Helen Prejean and Arthel Neville. Author and New Orleans native John Kennedy Toole taught English for a brief period at Dominican. Angela Gregory was a sculptor-in-residence. Best selling author Margaret Varnell Clark was a sophomore at St. Mary's Dominican College in 1984, when the school closed.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dominican Congregation of St. Mary Last retrieved February 12, 2007
  2. ^ Blake Ponchartrain, Gambit Weekly, January 29, 2002. Last retrieved February 12, 2007.

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