Mount St. Bernard First Graduating Class, B.A., 1897. L-R: Florence MacDonald, Mary E. Bisset, Lillian MacDonald, Margaret F. MacDougall. Photography: Rudolph and Waldren Studios. Courtesy of StFX University Archives 89-1480-1570
In 1883, Mount St. Bernard at StFX was the first Catholic women’s college in North America to provide courses leading to a bachelor’s degree, under the direction of the Religious Order of the Congregation of Notre Dame (CND). The first women graduated in 1897.