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Ohio Dominican University Est. 1911 / Early Sister-Founderesses of Ohio Dominican University

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
1. Ohio Dominican University Est. 1911 Marker
Inscription.
Ohio Dominican University Est. 1911
The Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs founded Ohio Dominican University on this site on October 5, 1911. It was incorporated that year as the Ladies Literary Institute of St. Mary of the Springs, a "literary college and institution of learning for the general education and training of girls and young women" and authorized to grant college credit. The name was changed to the College of St. Mary of the Springs in 1924 when the founding Sisters expanded the collegiate curriculum to grant the four-year degree of Bachelor of Arts. Following a decision in 1964 to admit men, the name was changed to Ohio Dominican College in 1968. With the addition of graduate degree programs, the name was changed to Ohio Dominican University in 2002. Today, the institution serves traditional and adult students, reflecting the Dominican belief in lifelong learning.

Early Sister-Founderesses of Ohio Dominican University
Two remarkable women helped to lead Ohio Dominican in its first two decades. Mother Vincentia Erskine, Order of Preachers, Mother General of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters, initiated in 1911 the process that enabled the Ladies Literary Institute of St. Mary of the Springs to grant college-level credit for courses. Mother Stephanie Mohun, Order of Preachers, served

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
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as the Prioress-President of the Institute from 1911 to 1914 and was elected Mother General of the Dominican Sisters in 1923. Under her leadership, the Institute received authorization to grant the Bachelor of Arts degree and became the College of St. Mary of the Springs in 1924. In the late 1920s, Mother Stephanie also launched the initiative that built Erskine and Sansbury Halls. Both were completed in 1929, just as the college and the nation were beginning to suffer the effects of the Great Depression.
 
Erected 2010 by Ohio Dominican University The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 114- 25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 59.558′ N, 82° 56.46′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Sunbury Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. marker is on the campus of Ohio Dominican University in front of Erskine Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1216 Sunbury Rd, Columbus OH 43219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spirit of the Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Mary of the Springs Academy / Anne O'Hare McCormick 1880-1954
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
3. Ohio Dominican University Est. 1911 Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Vernon Community School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bexley (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Bushnell (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bexley World War II Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Formerly Maryland Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Asians in the American Civil War (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
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Ohio Dominican University Est. 1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
4. Ohio Dominican University Est. 1911 Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance, to the right of the front of Erskine Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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