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Sister Jean and the WLA

Sister Jean & Minnie Thanksgiving 1982

Before shooting to international stardom during 2018 March Madness, we knew Sister Jean (Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM) from her long career at Mundelein College. Mundelein College was founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs) in 1930 and affiliated with Loyola University Chicago in 1991. The Women and Leadership Archives at Loyola University Chicago hold a collection of materials from Sister Jean's time at Mundelein.
 
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 Image: Sister Jean and Minnie at the Thanksgiving assembly, 1982