Sr. Francetta Barberis (1958-1965)

[Sr. Francetta Barberis]

  • Born: 1900; died: 1984
  • Born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • A.B., Loretto Heights College; M.A., Notre Dame University; honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities, Washington University
  • Was instrumental in securing a gift of $1,500,000 for the construction of the Loretto-Hilton Center from Conrad Hilton
  • Helped to acquire the Thompson estate for use as a fine arts campus, the site of the current Music Building, Carriage House, and Loretto-Hilton Center
  • During her time Webster began its first graduate program (MAT)
  • Webster began to admit men on a limited basis in 1962.
  • Retired in 1965 and took a job with the Job Corps of the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington, D.C.

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