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    It is widely believed that Janet Leppert (Class of 1939) wrote the words and Sister Francis Borgia Lally (Class of 1929) wrote the music for Ohio Dominican University’s “Alma Mater.” Unfortunately, we may never know for sure.

    Janet Leppert was a great writer who earned with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. Sister Francis was a gifted musician who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. 

    Listen to the Alma Mater as sung by Dr. Phillipa Burgess.

    Alma Mater of Ohio Dominican
    May fame be yours through all the world
    Attesting to your lasting truth.
    While banners in the wind unfurled
    Proclaim your leadership of youth.
    Proclaim your leadership of youth.
    Alma Mater.

    You’ve taught us how to live a right.
    You've made your hopes our ideals, too.
    And even though so great the heights
    You spur us on ’til death ensue.
    You spur us on ’til death ensue.
    Alma Mater