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In this feature article, staff writer Patrick Kernan highlighted Marywood University's purchase of the former Holy Family Residence, now known as Marywood Heights, that serves as the first university-based retirement community in the area. “It’s a brand new trend in education,” Sister Mary said. Marywood Heights’ approximately 75 residents can expect to have the same level of care as they previously did, but its purchase by the university now
opens up new opportunities for Marywood students, as medical and therapy students will be able to do their course-required rotations directly at the home.

Another new initiative at the opposite end of life’s spectrum is early childhood. The NativityMiguel School of Scranton now calls Marywood University home. A school focused on providing education to low-income students in the area, the NativityMiguel School educates 60 students between fifth and eighth grade right on Marywood’s campus. Sister Mary called it a “very specialized program,” which, once again, provides unique opportunities for
Marywood students. “Our Marywood students have an opportunity to do student teaching there,” she said, adding that faculty members at the university have also given exciting presentations to the students there.

Sister Mary said the Marywood community has responded incredibly well to the introduction of the wider community directly onto the campus in these
new ways. "The students love the interaction, and they love being helpful and being able to give back," she said.

Other programs on campus have similar goals in mind, including the ever-expanding Veterans and Military Center, focusing on providing education to veteran students, and an on-campus daycare for children under the age of 5. She explained that providing unique educational opportunities like these that also have direct community benefits completely falls in line with the university’s mission. “That’s who we really are,” she said. “This exemplifies our service to the community.”