endows scholarship in Dr. Loring Hart’s memory
the generosity of the family of a former Saint Joseph’s College president,
students now have one more opportunity to receive the benefit of a Saint
Joseph’s College education. The Loring E. Hart Endowed Scholarship, established
by Mrs. Marilyn Hart and children, Matthew and Ellen, will provide an annual
award to a Maine student.
president of Saint Joseph’s College, Dr. Hart passed away in 2012. He was a
native of Bath, Maine, and a Bowdoin College graduate. He served as president
of the College from 1987 to 1995. Dr. Hart was known for his thoughtful
demeanor, which also translated well into his relationships, both on campus and
with the Sisters of Mercy and their mission. Honored with an honorary degree in
2004, Dr. Hart was praised for reflecting the genuine concept of Mercy.
generosity of Dr. Hart’s wife, Marilyn, and his family, his commitment to
education at Saint Joseph’s College can live on through the support of Maine
students in perpetuity. In establishing the scholarship, Mrs. Hart noted that
her husband believed that the years he spent at Saint Joseph’s were some of the
best of his life, and that the Hart Scholarship is, in part, a tribute to the
Sisters of Mercy, whom he greatly admired.
To learn more about endowed scholarships at
Saint Joseph’s College and how you can contribute to the Loring E. Hart Endowed
Scholarship, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 207-893-7890.