Alcalá View 1996 12.8

Furay Bids Farewell as USD Provost By Jill Wagner W hen Sister Sally Furay, R.S.C.J., joined the faculty of the San Diego College for Women, she lived in the

Una Ceremonia Especial Todos las empleados estan invitados a una misa y cere- monia en honor de Hermana Sally Furay. La ceremonia comienza a las 4 p.m., el 14 de Mayo, en Founders Chapel. Todos las empleados van a recibir una invitaci6n para este evento que se celebrara el 14 de Mayo. Si no ha recibido su invitaci6n , par favor llame a Esther La Porta, ext. 4639. Moving Day The renovation of the Hughes Admin istration Center is complete and the moving of offices will contin- ue throughout this month. As of press time, financial aid, accounting, accounts payable, and budget and treasury were scheduled to relocate from Serra and Maher halls by the end of April , says Roger Manion, director of physical plant. The remaining depart- ments to move into the 28 ,680-square-foot building include: president's office, provost's office, institutional research , vice president of finance and administration , vice president of university relations, director of public relations, career services, bursar, parking services, pub- lic safety and telecommun ica- tions administration . University Ministry Events Spanish Mass, 9 p.m. , May 5, Founders Chapel. Bible study, 12:10-12:50 p.m., May 8 and 15, UC 104.

Camino Hall dormitories among the stu- dents, wore a black habit every day and reg- ularly lectured about the astute humor and political wit she enjoyed in the works of Shakespeare and Jonathan Swift . Sister Furay taught her English students by day and spent the evening hours counseling, conducting room checks and socializing with the young women who called her "Mother Furay." Each fa ll she could be found in Camino Theatre directing rehearsals for the popular Christmas pageant. When Sister Furay came to Alcala Park in 1952, shortly after professing her fina l vows in Rome, the Sacred Heart nuns lived cloistered on campus and left only for emer- genc ies. Forty-four years later, Sister Furay finds herself living in a nearby condomini- um and reca lls travels to faraway places such as Bombay, Uganda, Poland and Peru. Furay shed her habit at the beginning of the 1970s, just before the College for Women, College for Men and School of Law merged to become one co-educational university. In 1972, Sister Furay earned a J.D. from the School of Law and was named USO provost. Now, 24 years later, Sister Furay is retir- ing as academic vice president and provost. Some of her final duties will include moving the Maher Hall office, which overlooks the campus she helped shape into a renowned university, into the renovated Hughes Administration Center. A Mass will be cele- brated in her honor at 4 p.m., May 14, in Founders Chapel. A ll benefits-based employees are invited to attend the ceremo- ny and a reception that wi ll follow on the Camino-Founders Patio.

Sister Sally Furay wilt retire in June after 44 years as a professor and academic vice president and provost at the San Diego College for Women and USD. Sally, as she is known to those who work with her, says she never considered whether or not the Sacred Heart nuns would one day have more latitude to travel and work out- side of their campus home. She simply knew that God had called her to be a Rel igious of the Sacred Heart and a teacher. "If God wants you to do something, you do it," Sister Furay says. Life did change, however, and Sister Furay has taken every opportunity to serve her community by joining organizations like the Old G lobe Theatre board of directors and the San Diego Community Foundation. A synopsis of her work as provost fills five pages, but the people who work with S ister Furay will be the first to say it's not the quantity of work but the spirit behind her endeavors that speaks to the true value of Sister Furay's career at USO. Bob Fellmeth , director of the Children's Advocacy Institute, calls S ister Furay "the wind beneath our wings." "She's demanding, sympathetic and has a strong, generous heart," he says. (Continued on page six)

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