University of Scranton honors Helen Gallagher McHugh

June 9th, 2015 4:19 pm

First Posted: 3/26/2014

The University of Scranton recently announced the naming of Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections. Brian E. McHugh, son of Helen Gallagher McHugh, announced a planned estate gift to the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Memorial Library in memory of his mother. The university announced the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Special Collections will be named the Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections. Helen McHugh was born in Kingston and resided in Plymouth. The Weinberg Memorial Library has also appointed Brian McHugh, Kingston, to the advisory board of the Friends of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library. Brian McHugh is a graduate of Kingston High School, attended the University of Havana, Cuba, and earned a master’s degree in psychology from The University of Scranton in 1959. He is a Korean War veteran and his background includes positions in instruction, banking, construction and development. Brian McHugh is a field consultant for business development and a member of The Friends of the Weinberg Library, the Schemel Forum and an active member of the Luzerne County Historical Society. From left, are Brian McHugh and Charles Kratz, dean of the library and information fluency, The University of Scranton.