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.
I have never tried to organize a 50th reunion before so please help me out here! If I recorded your information correctly, you are lucky! Go buy a lottery ticket. If not, I will be happy to make the correction. Just let me know. We will post as much as possible on the Class of 1961’s page on Marygrove’s web site. Look for "Class of 1961" in the column on the left. It should be up soon. I will update the information posted from time to time. For those without web access, the lists are included in this mailing. All lists change, many by the day. We even add to the MIAs from time to time as we discover email or street addresses that are outdated. I have a notation "Revised Date" with each list so you can see if your change should have been made or is still waiting in the wings. So far, I have lists of
So here is how a Marygrove reunions work. Marygrove plans certain events or activities. And those activities will happen automatically. Diane Puhl has a magic wand and she makes it all happen. You received a list of the Marygrove sponsored activities as the third page of the November letter. In addition, there are other activities which we, as a class, decide to do. Those only happen if we make them happen. More ideas are still welcome, committee chairs are essential as well as your participation on the committees, and in the event or activity. If only one or two are interested, it probably won't happen. It’s your decision!
I have been absolutely thrilled to hear your stories as I have talked to some of you so far. I am both proud and humbled to be in your company! Please get busy writing those stories so that all may hear even more than what I have learned already. The deadline will be up to the Class Book committee but probably it will be in late spring to give the committee time to put it all together. We have shared our Marygrove values and the world is a better place because of the Class of 1961. Please continue to provide information about our MIA addresses, email or otherwise - the job is far from complete. Next month, we will have a committee report so you can help determine what we will to do for our reunion.
Anne Marie Abel Searer
866 Sand Hill Road
Hershey PA 17033