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Purpose of the Marygrove Alumni Association

The purpose of the Alumni Association is to foster unity and loyalty among alumni members, to provide opportunities for lifelong learning, and to promote the ideals and interests of Marygrove College.

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2013-2014 Alumni Association Board of Directors

Alumni Association Board of Directors 2014-2015


Officers

President – Yesenia Lara Romero ‘07           
Vice President – Dr. Vanessa Howell Ghant ‘92
Treasurer – Alisa M. Fergerson ’02
Secretary – Sandra Jo Collins ’82 

Members-at-Large 

Catherine Mancina Baldwin ’65
Mark Bartnik ’79
Samual Blue ’93
Gloria Brown-Banks ’11
Rita Healey Carey ’68
Lillie Smith Foster ’99
Sally Janecek ’71
Sheila Keefe ’56
Laurie LePain Kopack ’05, ’11
Margo Lee ’00
Tia Littlejohn ’06
Elizabeth Poliuto Loria ’70
Brittany Mack ’12
Kezia McAllister ’10
Alison E. McNeeley ’03, ’09
Druel Outley ’00
Briana Parker ‘12
Frances Brown Simmons ’85
Carol Baron Wiseman ’58 

Ex-officio Member 

Colleen Cadieux, Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving 


Alumni Board Committees

Admissions/Retention Committee

In conjunction with the Office of Admissions, the Admissions/Retention Committee develops and implements strategies that utilize alumni in promoting and marketing Marygrove College to prospective and accepted students.  This committee also works with the Student Development Department to implement strategies designed to increase student retention.

Co-Chair – Dr. Vanessa Howell Ghant ’92
Co-Chair – Tia Littlejohn ’06
Le Gayle Bean ’03
Cynthia Bradford ’72
Rita Healey Carey ’68
Carol Harrison ’63
Carol Baron Wiseman ’58
Ex officio members:
President - Sherrie Konkus ’06
Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving - Diane Puhl


Affinity Committee

The Affinity Committee is responsible for assisting the Director of Alumni Relations/Annual Giving in cultivating donor relationships; coordinating fundraising efforts for the Alumni Association; assisting with college-wide fundraising initiatives; recognizing the accomplishments and/or significant events in the life of the alums; and in developing innovative strategies to bond alums with the College, with each other and with current students.

Chair - Yesenia Lara-Romero ’06
Catherine Mancina Baldwin ’65
Sandra Jo Collins ’82
Sally Janecek ’71
Laurie L. Kopack ’05, ’11
Elizabeth Poliuto Loria ’70
Pizarro Lovelace ’84
Alison E. McNeeley ’03, ’09
Ex officio members:
President - Sherrie Konkus ’06
Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving - Diane Puhl


Career Committee

The Career Committee works closely with the Assistant Director of Career Services and the Alumni Director to provide support services, programs, and events for current Marygrove students and alumni that enhance market readiness, career development, and career networking for alumni of all ages.  

Co-Chair – Sherrie Konkus ’06
Co-Chair – Kezia McAllister ’10
Samual Blue ’93
Alisa M. Fergerson ’02
Brittany Mack ’12
Ex officio member:
Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving - Diane Puhl


Membership Committee

This committee is responsible for a proactive effort to source talented Marygrove Alumni to serve on the Board and its committees.  The committee is responsible for presenting a slate of candidates annually for the Board of the Alumni Association, as well as focusing on the vibrancy of the Board over the long term.

Co-Chair - Mark Bartnik ’79, Board President 2006-2009
Co-Chair – Dr. Rita Edgeworth Fields ’96, ’02, Board President 2009-2012
Sandra Jo Collins ’82, Secretary
Alisa M. Fergerson ’02, Treasurer
Lorry Ashe Kempf ’67, '74, Board President 2003-2006
Sherrie Konkus ’06, Current Board President
Yesenia Lara-Romero ’06, Vice President
Ex officio member:
Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving - Diane Puhl


Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for developing and implementing programs designed to meet the needs of Marygrove’s diverse alumni population.  Activities may include community service, academic programming, social events and career mentoring.

Chair – Frances L. Brown Simmons ’85
Mark Bartnik ’79
Samual Blue ’93
Gloria Brown-Banks ’11
Dr. Rita Edgeworth Fields ’96, ’02
Lillie Smith Foster ’99
Sheila A. Keefe ’56
Margo R. Lee ’00
Druel Outley ’00
Elaine Sullivan ’69
Ex officio members:
President - Sherrie Konkus ’06
Director of Alumni Relations - Diane Puhl

Alumni Relations Contact Information

For more information, contact Janice Machusak, Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving at (313) 927-1443 or jmachusak@marygrove.edu.

Alumni News Blog

Meg Falk, MG Alumna and Director of the Office of Family Policy at the Pentagon, Passes Away at 71
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Yay! Look at our alum!
Lakeisha McDade ’12  has written an original play. All ticket...
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Book Discussion 10/5/15 Cancelled
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Book Discussion 10/5/15 Cancelled
The Fall Book Discussion, for Muriel Barbery ‘s The Elegance of...
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