In a word, we are diverse — women and men of all ages with various cultural‚ ethnic and political backgrounds. But what brings us together is one clear mission: As a forward-thinking, independent Catholic liberal arts college, we want you to become a competent, compassionate, and committed leader.
There’s something miraculous about Marygrove.
The Marygrove College community, with much enthusiasm, has committed itself to pursue an exciting Strategic Vision of Urban Leadership. This vision was developed in a collaborative process with significant input and consensus from a wide variety of campus constituencies and approved by the Board of Trustees in May, 2006.
Marygrove College, an independent Catholic liberal arts college sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is committed to fostering Christian values, to educating students from diverse backgrounds, and to serving the people of Metropolitan Detroit and beyond.
The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary work in partnership with the administration, faculty, staff, and boards to uphold the integrity of the IHM mission in the schools, maintain academic excellence, and keep tradition alive in each of the schools for future generations.
Patricia Drake, Data Consultant, Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. She works with districts to use data as a focus for their decisions to improve educational quality. Patricia was the Assessment Consultant in the curriculum department for the Warren Consolidated Schools.
Chukwunyere E. Okezie, Director of the Griot Program, Marygrove’s African American Male Career Changers. Chuk is also the Coordinator of Secondary Education and a member of the Board of Examiners (BOE) of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Karen P. Ridgeway, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Accountability, Detroit Public Schools. Karen is a former Detroit Public Schools teacher, a special instructor at Wayne County Youth Home and a school-wide testing coordinator.
Hakim Shahid, Assistant Professor of Education, Madonna University. He is President of the Wayne County Reading Council and a strong advocate for content area reading and critical literacy. Hakim supports the charge for authentic instruction for all children to foster a more literate citizenry.
Darwin K. Shorters, Marygrove College Student Teacher. Darwin was a math instructor in Pontiac Public Schools. He taught algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and physics. Darwin was a participant in the Technology Enhancement & Assessment Grant through Oakland Schools.