Spirit of Maryville 2016: Rosemary O’Neil

Rosemary O’Neil, ’46, first discovered Maryville through the network of Sacred Heart schools when she attended a Sacred Heart high school in her native Chicago. She later described her four years at Maryville College with her Sacred Heart educators as giving her a “moral and spiritual” compass for life.

Following college, she remained connected with the Sacred Heart through volunteer service in Chicago, and by serving as Maryville’s representative to AASH, the Associated Alumnae of the Sacred Heart. She was honored by AASH in 2013 with their Cor Unum award for embracing the philosophy of the Sacred Heart in her everyday life. O’Neil was also instrumental in helping to raise $100,000 for an endowed scholarship at Maryville in memory of Mother Marie Odéïde Mouton.