Centennial Collage

Watch the June 4, 2020 virtual dedication video below, click here to read the event program, or scroll down the page to learn more about the collage. The art piece was made possible by the late Patricia (Kahn) Tobin ’53, who was a dedicated elementary school teacher for thirty years in Joliet Public School District 86. 

This collage, a visual history of the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, celebrates 100 years of undergraduate and graduate education. The collage was created to commemorate the university’s centennial in 2020, and will have a prominent, permanent home in Tower Hall at USF’s main campus.

The university community is grateful for and committed to the founding vision of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate and those who carry on their legacy of providing academic programs that engage mind and spirit. Through the Sisters, the university continues to offer all students an education rooted in the Catholic, Franciscan values of respect, integrity, compassion and service.

Mindful of our vibrant, intellectual, creative and welcoming community of learners and our richly diverse faculty, staff, student and alumni populations, the University of St. Francis is poised for a strong future to continue its mission of preparing students to contribute to the world through service and leadership.

Collage created by Lawrence M. Romorini
2020 One of A Kind, Inc. Art Studio | oneofakindinc.com

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Click here to view the collage item key or click on each item below to view a larger image. If you have items or photographs that you would like to donate to the University of St. Francis archives, or if you have items or photos that could be scanned then returned, contact libraryarchives@stfrancis.edu or 815-740-3539.