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.
It sounds to me like many of you are hibernating in the sunny south. Well, good planning. This winter has been one for the record books. Or have we just forgotten the fun of running and sliding in the white stuff? But September is coming and so is our exciting reunion. So . . . planning for the reunion it is.
We greatly appreciate the expansion of our email list. With so many now on the email list, it is much easier to communicate in both directions and of, course, much faster to do so, too. As plans develop I will be able to send a quick email with a link to information on our page on Marygrove's web site.
If you are receiving this by regular mail but have found an email link to us, great. Send it on. If you are a classmate who has not yet contacted us, please let us know that our information is reaching you so we can stop looking for you. If you have not yet decided if you can join us, we can live with that. But we will not rest until we are sure you know you will be missed.
Ruth Ann Stauder LeBay and Kathy Walker have volunteered to co-chair the Saturday night dinner and you will be delighted when you hear the details. We should have the contract information in hand by the time I write next month. Details about the memory book have been finalized as well as our first "event," The Class of '61 Creates. For those with a slow computer (read older than a year), I have attached a .PDF file of the lists that are already on the web site. Either way, check out Who's Who in our class.
Anne Marie Abel Searer
866 Sand Hill Road
Hershey PA 17033