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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Those Places Thursday: Fontbonne University

My maternal grandmother Margaret Ann (Schneider) Boe attended Fontbonne College for one year. (Although her obituary says that she graduated, it is incorrect. I was at the funeral home with my mother and aunts when we provided the information for the obituary, and we did not know that a mistake had been made until we saw it in print.)

Fontbonne College, now Fontbonne University, is a Roman Catholic institution located in Clayton (suburban St. Louis), Missouri. It was founded in 1923 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and named after Mother St. John Fontbonne, who re-established the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1807. In 1927, eight women received baccalaureate degrees and became the first graduates of Fontbonne College. Although Fontbonne was originally a women's college, it became co-educational in 1974. On 14 March 2002, Fontbonne College became Fontbonne University.

Fontbonne University (Wikipedia)
Fontbonne University: History 
Fontbonne University: Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2014-2016
Sisters of St. Joseph

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