Ms. Mary Pat Gannon
A Stanner at heart, Ms. Mary Pat Gannon has spent 90% of her life involved with Catholic education. She was educated by the best - Convent Station Charities, School Sisters of Notre Dame and New York Charities. Add to this powerful mix the forty plus years she has served under the Marist charism at Molloy, and you wind up with a professional educator on a life-long mission.
After receiving her BA in English from The College of Mt. St. Vincent, she won a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship and a Regents Fellowship that enabled her to complete her Masters Degree and Doctoral Course work at New York University. She also served as the English Department Chair at a Harlem university extension program organized by Fordham, Marymount and Mt. St. Vincent.
In 1974 she saw an ad for a teaching position at Molloy, and the rest, as they say, is history. She has taught a variety of courses at all levels and served as English Chair. Her commitment extends to the various clubs and committees she counts as part of her mission at Molloy. Her vision for Molloy includes a community of continuous learners. She is fascinated by “the way we learn and the way the brain processes information."
Mary Pat has the distinction of being named the first female member to the Stanner Hall of Fame. She was inducted in 2008.
Family, Learning and the Marist Charism are central themes in her life - so much so that she considers Non Scholae-Sed Vitae part of her vocation and her life.