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1964 ladies 

Welcome to Marygrove College’s Class of 1964 Alumni Reunion Weekend webpage! Here you will find information to help you have a wonderful reunion experience.

This year’s Alumni Reunion Weekend will take place September 18-21 on the beautiful grounds of the Marygrove College campus. On the sidebar to the right of your screen, you will find information about the various events taking place this year. This material applies to the class of 1964 only and is a supplement to Marygrove's general homecoming information. Simply click on a document to view it—you may also print the documents, if you wish.

Immediately below are the names and email addresses of our committee members. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

We look forward to seeing all of our classmates in September!

Sincerely, 

nancymartin sig 

Nancy Swenor Martin ‘64
General Chair

 

MG 50th Reunion – SUBCOMMITTEES

General Chair

Nancy Swenor Martin (MI)

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Classmate Contact

Judy Logue Flannery  (NY) - Chair

Pat Sweeney Mueller  (MI) - Chair

Dolores Dougall Gaydos  (MI)

Emily Peltier Gordon  (MI)

Maggie Fisher Simmons  (MI)

 

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Memory Book

Lynne McIntyre (GA) - Chair

Susan Babel Willis (MI) - Chair

Nonie Steger Hoffman  (NC)

Cary Butler Crook (MI)

Judy Steel Warner (OH)

 

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Showcase of Artists

Beth Jaksa Wardrum (FL & OH) - Chair 

Ann Pote Stievater  (NY)                                       

Dottie Julius Bodnar  (OH)                                    

 

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Class Gift

Libby Fischer Richards (MI) – Chair

Judy Eliassen, IHM  (MI)

Barbara Beesley, IHM  (MI)

Nan McDonough Geschke (CA)

Maeve Burns Erbecker  (MI)

Lana Cavalier Cowell  (OH)

 

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Registration & Welcome

Mary (Kathy) Walilko DeRonne  (MI)

 

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Saturday Evening

Yvonne Lawrence Larabell (MI)

 

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Bus Tour

Libby Fischer Richards (MI)

 

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August 25, 2014 UPDATES & DEADLINES

Calling all Registration Procrastinators:  Marygrove’s deadline, September 2nd, is just around the corner!  These are the classmates who are registered (as of Aug. 22nd) to attend, but we know there are others who plan to attend but have not yet registered.  So – the time is NOW!  If anyone has sent their registration materials but is not on this list, please contact Colleen Cadieux at Marygrove (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 313-927-1443). 

Class of 1964 Registration List as of 9/11/2014

  1.    Susan Babel Willis
  2.    Carol Battiston Sniderman
  3.    Barbara Beesley, IHM
  4.    Joanne Brabson*
  5.    Irene Brokas Chambers**
  6.    Maeve Burns Erbecker
  7.    Cary Butler Crook
  8.    Gloria Cardosi Norton
  9.    Lana Cavalier Cowell
  10.    Jane Crow Helinski
  11.    Delphine DiGiovanni McCormick
  12.    Dolores Dougall Gaydos
  13.    Judith Eliassen, IHM
  14.    Libby Fischer Richards
  15.    Sharon Galvin Stokes
  16.    Carolin Glaser Kassmel***
  17.    Susan Hancock Thompson
  18.    Beth Jaksa Wardrum
  19.    Pat Knopes Schmidt
  20.    Victoria Koivu-Rybicki, IHM Associate
  21.    Eileen Lamb Hitz***
  22.    Ginna Lamey Ryan
  23.    Yvonne Lawrence Larabell
  24.    Gail Maitland Urso
  25.    Nan McDonough Geschke
  26.    Lynne McIntyre*
  27.    Mary Mills Gearty
  28.    Mary Kay Moeller Crane
  29.    Judy Moslak*
  30.    Maureen Murray Gergely
  31.    Pat Niesen Nielsen
  32.    Marcia Pais Bothwell
  33.    Emily Peltier Gordon
  34.    Marjorie Polys, IHM
  35.    Ann Pote Stievater
  36.    Nancy Quick Przedwojewski
  37.    Pamela Reed Shufro
  38.    Chris Renteria*
  39.    Sue Rozner Downs
  40.    Sylvia Sadowski Ebaugh Schweigel
  41.    Jo Ann (Nonie) Steger Hoffman
  42.    Jeanne Steinbicker Griffin
  43.    Sally Stephens Hoelderle
  44.    Pat Sweeney Mueller
  45.    Nancy Swenor Martin
  46.    Carolyn Szumowski*
  47.    Kathy Walilko DeRonne
  48.    Margaret Williams Bird

*Indicates surname has not changed
**Only attending dinner and bus tour
***Only attending dinner and Sunday liturgy/brunch

Distinguished Alumni Award:  We are pleased to share that Yvonne Lawrence Larabell will be receiving one of the 2014 awards.  I know you will agree that this is well deserved.  We hope that many of you can attend the September 19th 7:00 PM ceremony (Marygrove College Theatre) and reception (Denk Chapman Hall) to celebrate this honor with Yvonne.  You can let the Alumni Office know by checking that activity on your reunion reservation form or just showing up.

Memory Book:  It’s not too late to submit your entry for the book, whether you are attending the reunion or not.  That final deadline is August 30th.  An advance-peek at some pages reveals an entertaining retrospective and update on classmates, along with the cover’s original painting (by our classmate) as well as old photos.  You will be happy that you made this purchase!  The deadline for placing orders is September 8th.  The deadline for payments ($27 or $32 if being mailed) is September 11th.  Both orders and/or payments should be sent to Susan Babel Willis, 413 E. Seventh St., Royal Oak, MI 48067;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Checks should be made out to Susan Willis.

Showcase of Artists:  Last call for donations!  We welcome any item you have created, such as art work, jewelry, quilts, books, sculpture, music CDs, etc. to be raffled off at the class luncheon on Sunday, September 21st.  Please contact Beth Jaksa Wardrum at 216-382-3940 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 7th.

Saturday Evening Dinner:  Reservation and Payment deadline is September 10th.  Time: 6:30 PM. Our restaurant is Big Fish Bistro, 700 Town Center Dr., Dearborn, MI 48126, (313) 336-7350.  Send your check for $30 per person, made out to Yvonne Larabell, 31698 Southview, Beverly Hills, MI 48025.

Bus Tour:  The schedule has been set for the first-ever Marygrove 50th Reunion Bus Tour on September 19th which will allow classmates to see and hear about the progress/challenges underway in Detroit and neighborhoods.  We plan to convene at 9:30 AM at Denk Chapman for coffee/muffins, departing promptly at 10:00 AM.  Dr. David Fike and Ken Malecke will be our Tour Guides.  The bus will return to Marygrove at 12:30 PM where the college will provide a complimentary lunch at the MG cafeteria.  21 out of 25 seats are now reserved.  We hope you will get your reservation in to Colleen Cadieux, Alumni Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) asap.  Remember it is first come, first serve.

Class Gift:  As of August 25, 2014 the Class of ’64 Fund comprises 66 contributors in the amount of $39,960.  Thanks to a Calling Team of 10 committee members and classmate volunteers who have been e-mailing and calling all our classmates, we are moving closer to our goals of 100% class participation and funds ($50,000) for the upgrading of 3-5 smart classrooms.  We have learned that the higher the percentage of alumni participation, the more helpful it is to Marygrove in seeking foundation grants.  So we are urging classmates to contribute even a small amount so we can have a high participation rate.  All contributions to the Fund since early August will be matched by an anonymous classmate – an extra incentive.  There is no deadline for receiving gifts, but we hope to announce a significant gift total by Reunion weekend.

Doubletree Hotel, 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, MI 48228; (313) 336-3340:  Marygrove has secured a block of rooms, but the hotel’s deadline for getting the discounted rate is September 5th. The hotel has a restaurant & there are several other options nearby. They do not have shuttle service to/from the airport; the cost for a cab is $35.

Non-Attendees:  Please feel free to send a message or college-years photos to classmates.  They will be posted on our class Message Board at both of our luncheons.  Also, we will have a Prayer Basket (with your special intentions) which will be placed on the altar at our Liturgies.  Messages or (Confidential) Prayer Intentions should be sent to Nancy Swenor Martin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 1553 Hidden Valley Dr., Milford, MI 48380.

 

Subcategories

  • Distinguished Alumni Award Archive
  • Alumni/Donors
  • Class Notes
    The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to provide a useful tool to help graduates stay connected: we are now publishing "class notes" online!

    Marygrove welcomes news and photos of alumni accomplishments and milestones in the lives of our alumni. In addition to news submitted directly by alums, we will also include news and information gathered from local newspapers and other periodicals. Class notes will accumulate here until Contact, the annual alumni magazine, is published. They will be published in Contact in traditional form, then moved to an archive Web page, and a new years worth of notes will begin.

    To submit a class note, photo or death notification:

    >> Submit through our online form

    >> e-mail Diane Puhl, Director of Alumni Relations, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    >> or mail to Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI, 48221, Attn: Diane Puhl

  • Class of 1960
  • Class of 1961
  • Homecoming Newsletter

Alumni Relations Contact Information

For more information, contact Colleen Cadieux, Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving at 313-927-1443 or ccadieux9185@marygrove.edu.

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