MARGARET (COVALCIUC) MUNNELLY
Class of 1952
Inducted in 2017
Margaret was inducted into the SHSAA Hall of Fame in 2017.
Dr. Munnelly has a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees with Distinction from the University of Oklahoma. She was Senior Vice-Principal/Dean of the College of Saint Mary, and the Executive Director of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians. She was a tenured Professor of English at the University of South Dakota.
While at Creighton University, she became a Lifelong Learning Specialist and developed a program for cancer victims entitled “Make Today Count”. She was elected President of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. She became President of Omaha Network, a group formed for women who were already in high-level positions in their organizations.
She was a founder of Omaha Women’s Fund, which organized to support women and girls in educational endeavors. She has held board memberships of Opera Omaha, and the Nebraska Humane Society. Dr. Munnelly has stated, “Education at South High was absolute basis for everything which occurred later.” Dr. Munnelly is the widow of “Red” Munnelly.