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Date: October 22, 2007
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Incorporated Writes History of Villa Julie College

History Associates Incorporated (HAI) has assisted Villa Julie College, with campuses in Stevenson and Owings Mills, Maryland, in celebrating its sixtieth anniversary by authoring a pictorial history of the college,  A Vision and a Promise: Villa Julie College.

A Vision and a Promise traces the remarkable growth of the college from its founding in 1947 by the Sisters of Notre-Dame de Namur as a medical-secretarial school with an initial enrollment of 7 students to a highly regarded regional institution of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, twenty-seven undergraduate majors, and a school of graduate and professional studies. The book was a truly collaborative effort, being authored by HAI historian Adrian Kinnane, researched by HAI historian Steve Swisdak, and published and designed by Villa Julie College.

On October 20 Mr. Swisdak spoke about the book and the history of the college at Villa Julie College’s Alumni Milestone Reunion Luncheon. There, Mr. Swisdak discussed the book and highlighted some key themes from the history of the college, including the crucial role played by the Sisters of Notre-Dame de Namur in the founding and growth of the institution.

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