Salve Regina: The Way We Were

Planning for the Salve Regina Guild Tea on May 26, 1957 are (standing) Marita Coughlin and Mrs. Bernard McSherry and (seated) H. Gertrude Coleman and Mary Roberts.

NEWPORT, R.I. – In recognition of Salve Regina’s 60th anniversary celebration, which runs through September, SALVEtoday is spending the year examining the university’s history through photographs culled from its archives. Each month, a photo retrospective is looking at "The Way We Were."

Salve Regina first opened its doors 60 years ago in September 1947. To commemorate this milestone, a yearlong celebration is highlighting the continued development of the university’s academic community and to honor 60 years of mercy in higher education.

Photos submitted by Maria Bernier, university archivist.

The first May Procession, held on World Sodality Sunday, May 9, 1948

Gov. John Pastore sits with a group of students from Rhode Island on

Governor’s Day, May 19, 1950

The first Communion Breakfast, May 15, 1955

The first Alumnae Baby Day, May 8, 1956

Dr. Lois Eveleth, Sister Ann Nelson and Sister Philemon Banigan at

Commencement, May 1983

Sister Eloise Tobin and Sister Mary Jean Tobin at Commencement,

May 1987

Dr. Arthur Frankel and Dr. Richard Marquise at Commencement,

May 1989

Salve Regina’s first doctoral candidates, Dr. Bernard O’Reilly and Dr.

Esmond Smith, at Commencement, May 1994

Carrying the daisy chain on Class Day

Dr. Lubomir Gleiman at Commencement


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