Quincy University recognizes women who have made significant contributions in their communities, in their professions, and in their faith throughout the month of March.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, QU is hosting a special event called Making History Happen in the QU Hall of Fame Room, 20th & Oak, on March 22. The event features a panel of accomplished women in a variety of career fields who will share their stories and challenges. The panel guests will invite questions and answers with attendees. The event opens at 6:00 p.m. with a meet-and-greet. The panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.
During Women’s History Month, QU is hosting a variety of student events to honor the contributions of women in the region and throughout the history of the nation.

QU invited faculty, staff and alumni to submit nominations for women deserving recognition. Those are available at https://www.quincy.edu/honoring-womens-contributions/. The QU Communications degree program through QUTV produced a series of “A Salute to Women’s History Month” videos featuring students and staff honoring women in their lives. Those videos are posted throughout March on QU’s Instagram account.

QU has a rich history of honoring women. This academic year marks the 100th anniversary of the admission of women to Quincy College. In 1922, Sr. Agnella Haag of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood was the first woman to come to Quincy College. In 1932, the first laywomen were admitted. Clare Louise Tenk and Eileen Gibbons both graduated with honors in 1935. Since that time, women have been an integral part of QU student life. For more information, contact Christine Tracy, PhD, vice president of student development/dean of students at tracych@quincy.edu.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.