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English educator

Sister Eileen Neville, American English educator. Joined Order Benedictine Sisters, Roman Catholic Church, 1949. Recipient Distinguished award in Humanities, South Dakota Committee on Humanities, 1985; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1985; Collidge Colloquium fellow Association Religion and Intellectual Life, 1986.


Neville, Sister Eileen was born on July 11, 1930 in York, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of William Leo and Irene Loretta (Samson) Neville.


Bachelor, Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakot, 1952;Master of Arts, St. Saint Louis University, 1956;Doctor of Philosophy, St. Saint Louis University, 1958.


Teacher, Mount Marty High School, Yankton, 1952-1954;Professor of English,, Mount Marty College, since 1957. Executive secretary American Benedictine Academy, 1986-1992. Danforth faculty associate Danforth Foundation, since 1980.


  • Joined Order Benedictine Sisters, Roman Catholic Church, 1949.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (anthology) Humanities in the 80's, 1982.


Member, officer South Dakota Commission on Humanities, 1972-1985, 90-91. Board directors, officer Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, since 1979, chairman, 1993-1995. Member Friends Community Library., Yankton, 1992-1993.

Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English, College English Educators, Associates Religion Intellectual Life, American Benedictine Academy, Conference College Composition Communications.


William Leo Neville

Irene Loretta (Samson) Neville