Dates & Times
Sr. Maureen Glahn, CDP:
Born in 1910, Sr. Maureen Glahn, CDP, was the first principal of Providence High School, which opened in September, 1951. Her role as a servant of God included many facets; in the first days of Providence, she herself cleaned the school because there was no janitor and she wanted to free the teachers to prepare lessons and be ready for their classes. And in those early days there was no air conditioning of the classrooms so students and teachers had to persevere in the Texas heat. Yet Sr. Maureen was undaunted; she guided the academic and extracurricular life of the school to establish Providence as an academically rigorous, yet spiritually fulfilling school for young women.
Totally dedicated to Providence High School, Sr. Maureen was noted for her insistence on high standards of excellence in all areas. She was pleased when students did well, not only for the school’s good name but also for the young woman’s growth. However, she was relentless when improvement was needed.
One of Sr. Maureen’s major goals was for the school to have its own gymnasium. She began the “gym fund,” which became the focus of major projects for years. Sadly, Sr. Maureen died suddenly after a brief illness on December 20, 1964, and did not live to see the achievement of her dream, but her spirit was very much present when the gym was dedicated in her memory on March 12, 1966.