Food Drive Helps Stock Up Pacer Pantry

Marywood University students, Katelyn Gjini, president of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter, and Nicole Koestler, vice president of the NSSLHA chapter at the University, recently organized a food donation drive for Marywood University’s Pacer Panty.

Miscellaneous food, snacks, and personal hygiene/toiletry items were donated to the Pacer Pantry with the support of students and faculty in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. The Pacer Pantry opened on the University’s campus in February 2020 on the ground floor of Emmanuel Hall. 

Various Marywood University departments, deans, faulty/staff members, student groups, and Friends of the Poor (a sponsored ministry of the IHM Congregation) collaborated to make the Pacer Pantry a reality. Sister Elizabeth McGill, IHM, an IHM novice and a Marywood graduate, headed the project.

Food insecurity is a growing concern on college campuses throughout the country. Marywood’s local response to this nationwide issue is the Pacer Pantry, a name chosen by Marywood students, to benefit students and staff who may struggle with food insecurity. Fighting hunger—whether on a global scale or right in one’s own community—requires awareness. Advocacy and action are a part of the solution, but the fact that food insecurity is a real problem that exists on college campuses across the nation is eye opening for many.

The NSSLHA Chapter at Marywood University is a student-run organization that is an active part of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and is in affiliation with the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. The NSSLHA Chapter at Marywood collaborates with the University’s Student Government Association, and has participated in many departmental as well as campus-wide activities and events.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Pacer Pantry, email, or visit For additional information about Marywood University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, please visit, or call the office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234.

Marywood Offers Summer Visit Options to Fit Any Schedule

Marywood University is offering visit options that will fit any schedule throughout the summer. Visit options include Summer Saturdays, Transfer Tuesdays, and weekday on campus and virtual personal meetings. 

Beginning in June and continuing through to the start of the fall semester, small group information sessions with admissions counselors, as well as a campus tour will be offered each Saturday at 9, 10 and, 11 a.m.; noon, 1., 2 and 3 p.m. Summer Saturdays at Marywood University are held in the Nazareth Student Center, in the Fireplace Lounge. To register, please visit

The Transfer Tuesdays program for college students or former college students who are considering transferring to Marywood will take place on the following Tuesdays: June 22, July 20, and August 17. Those interested can schedule an appointment every half hour beginning at 2 p.m. For information, or to register for the summer Transfer Tuesdays program, call Marywood University’s Office of University Admissions, at (570) 348-6234, email, or visit

Personal weekday campus visits with Marywood University admissions counselors and campus tours are offered all year Monday-Friday, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. To register for a personal weekday visit, visit

For those unable to visit campus in person, virtual personal appointments are available Monday – Friday, at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. Join an admissions counselor by phone or video chat. Learn more about Marywood’s academic programs, campus life, athletics, financial aid, and more—all from the comfort of your home. To register for a virtual personal appointment, visit

Cleanup at Nay Aug Park

Marywood University students, alumni, staff and family members recently volunteered to help clean up Nay Aug Park. Organized by The Greenhouse Project, and Debbie A. Frable Welby and Paul Welby, Memorial Rose Garden chairpersons, the Marywood volunteers assisted with work on two areas for new flower beds and benches.

The volunteers cleaned, weeded, raked, and bagged more than sixty bags of leaves, and they spread two truckloads of red mulch.

Shown from left: Logan Casebolt, family member; Mary Errico Casebolt, Marywood University alumna; Ann O’Brien, assistant director of Service-Learning and Community Service; Sarah O’Brien, at front, family member; Tommy Flynn, undergraduate student; Sister Rachel Terry, IHM, campus ministry associate, and Courtney Loughlin, graduate student.