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43rd Steer Dinner an Avila success

KANSAS CITY — Since the Steer Dinner was started by then-president of Avila College, Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Olive Louise Dallavis 43 years ago, alumni, family and friends of the university have contributed more than $12 million toward scholarships for its undergraduate students. The dinner Feb. 2 at the Marriott- Muehlebach Hotel downtown, […]

Avila lowers tuition, promises graduation in 4 years

Students, faculty and administration gathered in the Mabee Field House on the Avila University campus

Avila celebrates a century of Catholic education

A two-year college for women was founded at St. Teresa’s Academy in 1916,

Sisters of St. Joseph honors Avila’s president with Generosity of Joseph award

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet have long been closely involved in education, health care and justice for the poor, dating back to the 17th century when they taught impoverished girls and women to make lace as a way of earning a living.

Avila breaks through to the future of learning and science

Avila University was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as the two-year College of St. Teresa in 1916, on the campus of St. Teresa’s Academy. Margaret O’Reilly became its first graduate in 1918.

September 26, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph