College of Saint Mary leader to be honored
April 18, 2019
Sister of Mercy Maryanne Stevens, president for more than 20 years of the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, will be inducted April 17 into the Business Hall of Fame of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized alongside these incredible civic leaders,” Sister Maryanne said. “There are many people who have contributed to the growth and success of the College of Saint Mary throughout the years, and it gives me joy to take time and reflect on our accomplishments.” But the work is not done, and “we look forward to building on our successes and further advancing the mission of this great institution,” she said.
Under Sister Maryanne’s leadership, the all-women college created a residence hall for single mothers with children, and Marie Curie scholarships for low-income students majoring in science or math.
In 2016, the college reduced tuition by 33 percent, taking a stand against a national trend of rising tuition costs. Several new programs have been added, including a three-year bachelor’s degree in nursing and a five-year physician assistant program.
Other inductees in the hall this year will be Larry J. Courtnage, owner and chairman of C&A Industries; Bruce E. Grewcock, CEO and chairman of Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc.; Dianne Seeman Lozier, corporate counsel for Lozier Corp. and vice chair of the Lozier Foundation; and Dan O’Neill, retired president of First National Bank.