President's Welcome

Mary Acker Klingenberger '75


For 175 years, McAuley has remained a school deeply committed to the success of young women. As an alumna and now president of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, I have always felt immeasurable pride in our community - and that pride has never been stronger than it is today.

McAuley is steeped in rich history and a tradition of academic excellence. We embrace those who seek challenges, who are ambitious, and who are eager to claim their voices and reach their goals. In the classroom or the chem lab, on the athletic fields or the stage, our students learn, lead and succeed. They dream big, dare to pursue their dreams, and then graduate ready to break barriers.

Today 28,000 women around the world are proud “McAuley Girls” who were once students in these halls. Today they are advocates for social justice, the underserved and the environment. They are healthcare workers, entrepreneurs, inventors, authors, artists, educators and trailblazers across many more disciplines. Above all, they are the strong voice for positive change through the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: Earth; Immigration; Nonviolence: Racism and Women.

The challenges facing our world and our country reaffirm that now more than ever, we need women with strong voices who commit to change for the common good. I encourage you to reach out and learn more about what it means to be a Mighty Mac.