On April 29, 2013, the new Emily W. Hundley Library at St. Catharine College was officially dedicated. The date was also the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena, the patron saint for St. Catharine College.
Honored guests in attendance included Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, the archbishop of Louisville, Emily W. Hundley, former Congressman Ron Mazzoli, Congressman Brett Guthrie, Springfield Mayor John Cecconi, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, Sister Maria Ciriello, Founded Ministry Board Director, the St. Catharine College Board of Trustees and other friends of the college.
Hundley spoke to those in attendance and said the completion of the library was a dream come true. She has been a long-time friend of the college, helping in many other areas, as well.
Archbishop Kurtz complimented the leadership of St. Catharine College President William D. Huston in his speech to those assembled. Kurtz also blessed the building.
All were thankful to Ciriello and the Dominican Sisters of Peace, who founded and have sponsored St. Catharine College since 1931.
After the dedication, the library was open for tours and the board of trustees met in the new board room.
Founded in the Dominican tradition in 1931 and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, St. Catharine College, a Catholic, Dominican college inspired by its founders, welcomes all to the pursuit of truth, preparing them to become critical thinkers, ethical leaders and engaged citizens.