Immaculata University


Immaculata University

Infobox University


name = Immaculata University
established= 1920
type = Private liberal arts
president = Sister R. Patricia Fadden
city = Immaculata
state = Pennsylvania
country = USA
campus = Small Town
colors = Blue, White
mascot = The Mighty Macs
motto = "Believe in Immaculata."
website = [http://www.immaculata.edu/ www.immaculata.edu] |

Immaculata University is a Catholic university on King Road in Immaculata, Pennsylvania.

History

Immaculata was founded as Villa Maria College, a women's college in 1920. It was the first Catholic college for women in the Philadelphia area. The name was changed to Immaculata College in 1929. [ [http://www.immaculata.edu/GeneralInformation/AboutTheUniversity/History.htm History of Immaculata] ]

Founded by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata is part of the greater IHM community, which includes the neighboring House of Studies and an academy for girls. The University became coeducational in the fall of 2005.

The current location of Immaculata University is a tract of land in Chester County, Pennsylvania, on the Main Line near Malvern, purchased by the sisters in 1906. The origianal convert|198|acre|km2|sing=on plot has grown to convert|373|acre|km2 since that time.

In June 2002, Immaculata College received confirmation of university status from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Effective August 2002, the college is now known as Immaculata University.

Athletics

The Immaculata Mighty Macs were the AIAW Division I Basketball Champions, the top national title, from 1972 to 1974, a pivotal time in the history of women's collegiate sports. [ [http://dukenews.duke.edu/2005/02/macs.html Duke News] ] The story of the Mighty Macs basketball team is currently being adapted into a movie, "Our Lady of Victory", which is due out in theaters in 2008. [ [http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/7857782.html Philly.com] ] The Mighty Macs during the early 1970s were featured on a SportsCenter special on March 23, 2008.

References

External links

* [http://www.immaculata.edu/ Immaculata University]
* [http://www.believeinimmaculata.com/ Believe in Immaculata]


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