Alumni Profiles

Dorothy "Dottie" Brelish Magnotta

Class of 1967


Dorothy Brelish Magnotta is an accomplished musician and dedicated community servant. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree, with a major in voice and a minor in piano and organ, from Marywood, and has used her musical talents to educate, to heal, and to uplift. She served as a teacher in the Keystone Training and Rehabilitation program for the Northeastern Educational Instructional Unit (NEIU), as well as a music therapist at Scranton State General Hospital. Mrs. Magnotta was a member of the North Pocono School Board, for which she served a term as President, further deepening her love for and commitment to education. She also served as an organist and vocalist at St. Eulalia’s Church for many years.

Mrs. Magnotta has supported arts and recreation in the community through her board service for the Northeast Philharmonic, Northeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Golf Association, and the Elmhurst Country Club Women’s Golf Association. Her involvement at Marywood University includes three full and distinguished terms as a Marywood University trustee, service as past president of the Marywood Alumni Association, membership on the Homecoming/Reunion committees for her class, and a longtime leadership role on the Marywood Fund Golf Committee. Additionally, she has been an alumni mentor, led the alumni division of the Marywood Fund Drive, and served as a Presidential Society volunteer. In 2002, the University honored Mrs. Magnotta by awarding a Presidential Scholarship in her name to a worthy student. In recognition of her 50th class reunion, she has made a formal intent to establish the Dorothy Brelish Magnotta ’67 and Albert Magnotta Endowed Scholarship.


2017 Sister Denis Donegan Award for Long Term Service to Marywood