College of Saint Mary will rename its residence hall for single mothers and their children in honor of retiring school President Dr. Maryanne Stevens of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.
The school says the renaming of Madonna Hall to Stevens Hall at the 72nd and Mercy Road campus is thanks to a donation from the Lozier Foundation to support the Mothers Living and Learning program, which allows single mothers to pursue college degrees full-time while living on campus with their children.
Dr. Stevens helped found the MLL program after a student approached her about having to leave because she was pregnant.
Since its inception, 205 mothers have participated in the MLL program.
(Picture from College of Saint Mary)