Accents on English: Spring-Summer 2015

Clare Sweeney (1930 - 2014)

Sister/Dr. Mary Clare Sweeney, BVM (Clarita), 84, died July 8, 2014, at Marian Hall, Dubuque, IA. Sweeney served on the faculty of Arizona State University and Arizona State University Polytechnic (then ASU East), 1970-80, 1982-2002, as English instructor, Director of the Writing Center, graduate student teacher in the College of Technology, and computer consultant for faculty. After her retirement and as professor emerita, she further served as a volunteer, continuing to contribute to the department, personally as well as professionally (2002-06).

She was born in Dubuque on May 16, 1930. She professed first vows on March 19, 1950, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955. Beyond her legacy of service to ASU, she is survived by three brothers, a sister, nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 66 years. Always ready to help, and with the reinforcement of her personal devotion, she made the university and the department better places for everyone.

An Arizona memorial service was held at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Mesa on April 17, 2015.

—Compiled from an Arizona Republic obituary and remembrances of friends and colleagues.

Photo taken by Clare Sweeney, courtesy of Susan Davis, who has collected several of Sweeney's photographs: "Chariot Tracks on Roman Roads Sepphoris (Zippori)."

Header background image from 1904 or 1905: Alpha Hall and the Training School/Original Building are on the left; Old Main is on the right. The view is to the west. UP UPC ASUB C357 1900s #4