Tribute to the Women of SLUH
From the Blessed Virgin and Anna Backer to teachers and Mothers Club volunteers, women have played an unsung yet unprecedented role in the history of SLUH and its 200 years of forming ‘men for others.’ As part of our Bicentennial celebration, we’ll pay homage to them, bringing their impact to life in a moving and memorable tribute.
Alumni and students are invited to submit digital pictures of their mothers – and wives if they’ve had children attend – and other women they feel have had a significant impact on their SLUH experience. Given the many multigenerational families represented at SLUH, this will also allow us to capture digital images of grandmothers who date back to the 19th century. Separately, we’ll collect photos of current and past female faculty, staff and patrons.
Ultimately, these pictures will be entered into a software program that will create a “mosaic” (the digital pictures become the pixels) of a new, commemorative image of the Virgin Mary to be designed by a current or former SLUH student. We envision a large tapestry or other wall hanging that will be permanently displayed on campus. This installation will be unveiled in November 2018 at the conclusion of our Bicentennial celebration. We hope this tribute, in some small way, will reflect our gratitude to the women who have toiled tirelessly, and largely anonymously, to make SLUH what it is today, and what it will be for future generations.