Sr. Philip Mary Reilly was the heart of the Chicago Area Chapter of the AATSP for many years. As a Spanish professor at Rosary College (now Dominican University), Philip Mary guided students not only toward a fulfilling Spanish major, but also toward the rewarding teaching profession. Sister was instrumental in planning a summer immersion program on campus that enriched teachers of all language backgrounds and capabilities. She was key to the organization and implementation of this opportunity for over a decade. Through Sister’s efforts, Chicago AATSP had a base at Dominican for meetings, workshops, and events. Sister served students and colleagues for 5 decades.
In her honor, the Chicago Chapter established yearly $500 scholarships that will benefit Dominican University Spanish majors.
• 2017 winners: Mireya Guzman, Cristal Ortega, Alejandra Anguiano