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A Villanova Presidents’ Day

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: February 20, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Today, Feb. 20, is Presidents’ Day. As part of  Villanova’s Demisemiseptcentennial (175th Anniversary), we are honoring the University’s presidents. A series of banners along campus walkways documents Villanova’s presidents, beginning in front of SAC with the Rev. John P. O’Dwyer, OSA, our first and third president, and ending with the current president, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD. On one side is an image of the president and on its reverse is a brief biography except for Father Peter’s as shown below.

Rev, John P. O'Dwyer, 1st and 3rd president

Rev, John P. O’Dwyer, OSA, 1st and 3rd president


Reverse of Father O'Dwyer's banner

Reverse of Father O’Dwyer’s banner


Rev. Peter M. Donohue, President since 2006

Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, President since 2006


On the back of Father Peter's banner, a quotation ending with "Let us Create!"

On the back of Father Peter’s banner, a quotation ending with “Let us Create!”

The Creative Services team, led by its director, Bernadette Dierkes, designed the banners using source materials provided by Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator. Christine F. (Chrissy) Quisenberry, Director of Presidential Initiatives and Events and a member of the 175th Anniversary Committee, directed the placement of the banners.

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.

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