Salve Regina: The Way We Were

Donation by Bank of Newport for restoration work on Ochre Court, June 23, 2000

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 the milestone, a yearlong celebration is highlighting the continued development of the university’s academic community and honoring 60 years of mercy in higher education.

Photos submitted by Maria Bernier, university archivist.

Some of the founders of Salve Regina College: Sister Mary James,

Mother Mary Matthew, Mother Mary Bernardine and Mother Mary Hilda,

July 3, 1948

Commencement exercises, June 1951

Commencement processional led by the Rev. John Shea, June 4, 1951

First meeting of the Rhode Island State Students Nursing Organization,

with first president Mary Ann Bolton ’52 and vice president Catherine

Hawkins ’52, July 23, 1951

Commencement dinner on the Ochre Court terrace, June 1952

Commencement exercises, June 1954

Reunion dinner for the Class of 1962

Sister Ann Nelson and friends at the White Horse Tavern for

Bicentennial celebrations, June 1976

The Class of 1967 celebrates their 15th reunion, June 1982

Blessing of the new fleet, June 1990

New alumnae, June 1995

 

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