About Mary Ann Spearin

Mary Ann Spearin has been a member of the UD community since the early 1950s. In fact, 2004 marked Mary Ann's fifty-year reunion at the University of Dayton.

In 1954, Mary Ann received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education from the University. She then began her nursing career at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton and worked there until the hospital closed its doors fifty-seven years later. During her time at St. E's, she served as a staff nurse as well as an instructor in the hospital's School of Nursing.

The Spearin family has long held a devout love of the Catholic faith with strong ties to the Marianist tradition. Mary Ann is proud to extend the legacy of faith started by her grandmother and parents through the Mary Ann Spearin Chair in Catholic Theology.