Marymount honors trustee by naming plaza in her honor

Maryount University recently honored longtime board of trustees member Sister Brigid Driscoll, RSHM, by naming a plaza at the university in her honor. She is shown with board chairman Edward Bersoff and Marymount president Matthew Shank. (Photo by Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos)


Marymount University recently honored the service of longtime board of trustees member Sister Brigid Driscoll during the Dec. 6 dedication of the Driscoll Plaza on the school’s main campus.

Driscoll – a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM) order of Roman Catholic nuns – served as the president of Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., from 1979-99, and prior to that was a member of its mathematics faculty.

The plaza was named through a generous donation from fellow Trustee Michael Hegarty, who lives in the New York City area and has been a longtime supporter of the RSHM.

“Sister Brigid has a long, distinguished history in higher education and has spent her life with the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary,” said Marymount president Matthew Shank. “This recognition is well-deserved and doesn’t begin to do justice to the impact she’s had on Marymount.”

Shank said Driscoll is an ideal board member.

“She’s very passionate about wanting Marymount to move forward and succeed and is always present, always participating and is always engaged,” he said. “I’m personally happy for her and happy that we’re naming something that will live on in perpetuity for others to enjoy.”

Formerly known as the Rowley Patio area, Driscoll Plaza is located in front of Rowley Hall, which houses Marymount’s School of Education & Human Services and many of its student services.

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