1990-1991 USD Facts




The Past and Its People 1949 Charter granted. 1952

• US. News and World Report named USO the fourth best regional college in the West in the magazine's 1990 an- nual survey of the nation's institutions of higher learn- ing. The ranking was one notch higher than USO achieved in 1989. Compiled from a survey of college presidents, institutions were evaluated on academic reputation, student selectivity, student retention patterns, faculty quality and financial resources. • Adrienne Moreland '78, who teaches academically- challenged youngsters at Mt. Woodson Elementary School in Ramona, Calif., was one of five educators nationally to be presented with the Christa McAuliffe Award by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education in 1989. In 1990, USD's School of Educa- tion also named Moreland Alumna of the Year. • Senior Linda Murray was one of three students in the U.S. to receive a $6,200 grant from the Circum- navigator's Club. The grant funded a trip around the world last summer, during which Murray studied "the socio-economic and political factors which influence the manipulation of the natural environment ." • Anascasia Hyll, a communications major in her senior year at USO, was named a winner of the Student Humanitarian State Award by Campus Compact, a national organization made up of colleges and univer- sities committed to volunteerism. • Longtime USO baseball coach John Cunningham was in- ducted into the American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in January 1991. Four of Cunningham's teams have gone to post-season playoffs and two won regional champion- ships. Nine of his players have received All-American status, and one, former major league player John Wathan '71 , now manages the Kansas City Royals.

San Diego College for Women opens. Founding force .- Reverend Mother Rosalie Hill, RSC] The College for Men and School of Law open. Founding force: Most Reverend Charles .F. Buddy, first bishop of San Diego School of Graduate and Continuing Education founded . Colleges for Men and Women merge to form University of San Diego. Uniting force: Dr. Author E. Hughes, the merged university's first and current president Schools of Business Administration and Educa- tion founded .






Hahn School of Nursing founded.

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