The College of Saint Elizabeth is the first permanent four-year liberal arts college for women ever established in New Jersey. In over two hundred photographs, many of them published here for the first time, we can follow the story of the first hundred years of this Catholic institution, founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.
Today the founding organization continues to sponsor and participate in the growth and development of the college. As we look back with them over their first century, we can see the progress achieved through dedication to women's education and the full participation of women in society. The establishment of graduate departments in education, health care, theology, and management has helped establish Saint Elizabeth as a strong, growing community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition.
About the Author
Sister Mary Ellen Gleason is the director of the College of Saint Elizabeth Archives as well as an alumna. George Sirgiovanni is a professor of history at the college, and Carol-Marie Kiernan is an alumna and former president of the Alumnae Association. Their strong ties to the college community and knowledge of its history are shown here in this collection of images that span the college's first 100 years. This volume is sure to educate and entertain alumnae and visitors to the college for years to come.