Mercyhurst Magazine Spring 2014

’ Just a year later, though, Jane left the cadet program and entered the Sisters of Mercy, becoming Sister Lisa Mary McCartney . She wore the long black dress and net veil of a postulant as she continued her college studies and prepared to take her vows. She taught 7th grade English at St. Luke School adjoining campus, and realized, while teaching 5th grade geography and music, she wasn t cut out for an elementary school classroom. She switched her major to English and, after graduation in 1970, taught literature for fve years at Mercyhurst Preparatory School. Two remaining Sisters model Mercy spirit By Sue Corbran LISA MARY MCCARTNEY, RSM When Jane McCartney enrolled as a freshman at Mercyhurst, it was the frst time she had the opportunity to attend a Catholic school. She joined the Cadet Teaching Program, in which students spent two of their college years teaching full time in Catholic schools in return for their tuition.


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