DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College is celebrating the 50th year of one of its most revered faculty members, Ann Grow.
Grow, who is presently a professor of humanities and philosophy in the School of Liberal Arts, was a member of the Sisters of Mercy when she began her career at Mercy College in September 1963 after having been a high school teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Manhattanville College and master's and doctorate degrees from Fordham University.
After joining the faculty of Mercy College, she served in a wide variety of administrative positions, among them, dean of students and undergraduate dean as well as several vice presidencies. However, throughout all her years in administration, Grow continued to teach and says that her passion was always teaching.
“I consider myself fortunate in that I always wanted to be a teacher and the College has offered me that opportunity,” Grow said in a statement.
Mercy College Interim President Concetta M. Stewart added in the statement that Grow is a "true inspiration."
"No one else in the college’s history has reached the milestone Ann has reached," Stewart said. "Teaching was her first and greatest love, and the thousands of students she has influenced are the better for it."