Marywood University to celebrate Women’s History Month

For Abington Journal | March 15th, 2016 4:24 pm

SCRANTON — Marywood University continues to commemorate its 100th anniversary by partnering with Benco Dental to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Founded in 1915, Marywood was the first college for women in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the first Catholic college for women in the state. That makes this March, which is Women’s History Month, a particularly special time. To educate and bring awareness of the triumphs of women throughout history and to learn from their struggles, both Marywood and Benco Dental will collaborate on a campus event that represents historical women figures.

Benco Dental will provide a guest performance by Jennifer Ochman, dental museum curator and database publishing production specialist, who will bring to life Dr. Lucy Hobbs (Taylor), the first woman dentist, who practiced dentistry from 1866-1910. The guest performance will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17 on the first floor of the Learning Commons.

Benco Dental will have giveaways and an opportunity for the community to win an electric toothbrush.

For more information, email Dr. Christiansen, at or call the social sciences department at Marywood University at 570-348-6288.

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Information provided by Marywood University.