Hart family endows scholarship in Dr. Loring Hart’s memory

Thanks to 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.

The eleventh 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.

Through the 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.