On Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, Marie LeVan ’36 celebrated her 110th birthday. LeVan was a member of the University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) – then Saint Joseph College’s – original class of 1936. President Free, Ph.D., was in attendance and describes LeVan as “bright and cheerful.” LeVan has lived an interesting and productive life. She was raised in the South End of Hartford, and always wanted to attend college. After graduating from USJ, she launched her teaching career in Berlin, where she taught for 25 years before moving to the Meriden school system. In addition to being an English teacher, she also taught Social Studies, Math, and American Government. After years of teaching, LeVan held the position of Director of Pupil Personnel Services and earned a Guidance Counselor License. She retired in 1973. LeVan has also visited every state in the United States, and other countries such as Europe, Egypt, and northern Africa. USJ would like to wish her a joyous and prosperous birthday!
Watch Marie LeVan’s past interview here.