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Sep 12

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Two out of the six Elizabeth A. Seton Awards given this year were received by women who began their life’s journey at Marygrove College in Detroit. Nancy A. Geschke,’64 and her husband, Charles M. Geschke and Lorraine A. Ozar, ‘68 were honored Oct. 1 at the Annual St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. It is the highest honor given by the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). 

One Saint. Two Distinguished Alums. Three C’s.

Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) is popularly known in this country as a patron saint of Catholic education. She was born in late eighteenth century America, a time when the original thirteen colonies were not tolerant of Catholicism, or Popery, a then commonly used pejorative. Life was hard. Saint Elizabeth Seton was only 46 when she died, but was able to accomplish more in those short years for American Catholic education than most could do in a lifetime.

Elizabeth was born in the colony of New York to a prominent Episcopalian family. After enduring more than her share of typical hardships of the day— including severe illness, the deaths of many loved ones and abject poverty— she sought comfort in the Roman Catholic faith and converted in 1805 at the age of 31. Several friends and family members rejected her.

Read more: Two of Marygrove’s Distinguished Alums Receive High Honor in Catholic Education.

11
Sep 12

Marygrove College, Social Work Department
and Division of Continuing Education

Present

Applied Professional Education Seminars
for Addiction Specialists

(and Others in the Helping Professions)

These dynamic, highly interactive seminars will address the specific needs of helping professionals working with addiction issues in short, half-day forums that will earn 3 CEU hours towards the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.

Read more: Applied Professional Education Seminars

05
Jul 12

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MONROE, Mich. – On Saturday, June 30, the six members of the 2012 Leadership Council of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) took office during a Liturgy in the IHM Motherhouse Chapel.

The six sisters are Mary Jane Herb, IHM, president; Sharon Holland, IHM, mission councilor/vice president; Helen Ingles, IHM, mission councilor/chief financial officer; Margaret Alandt, IHM, mission councilor; Mary Ann Bredice, IHM, mission councilor; and Patricia McCluskey, IHM, mission councilor. They will serve until 2018.
The new Leadership Council members voiced their pledge to living “the liberating mission of Jesus challenged by the Gospel, the spirit of Vatican II, the Earth Charter” and the IHM commitment to sustainability.

Read more: NEW IHM LEADERSHIP TEAM TAKES OFFICE

18
May 12

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Positive change requires a harmonious balance of forces all working together toward a common goal. Just as Marygrove College evolves into a more prominent, outward-focused urban leadership role, the school’s inner workings must be in balance as well. That’s why the position of Director of Mission Integration was devised, to ensure that together with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), Marygrove and its mission will live on, true to the values that the IHMs have dedicated their lives to shaping.

After a thorough search and a four-month interview process, Jan Machusak was chosen as Director of Mission Integration from a host of more than 200 applicants. She has spent virtually her entire career in Catholic education in the Metropolitan Detroit area, including a leadership role at Dominican High School and Academy in Detroit. She holds a B.S. in Math-Science from Aquinas College and a Master of Science Education from Lawrence Technological University.

Her experience through the years in Franciscan, Dominican and IHM-led institutions will help Marygrove deepen and sustain the connections between our institutional mission, IHM sponsorship, Catholic identity and Urban Leadership vision," says President David Fike of his direct report. "This position was created to promote within the campus community a shared enthusiasm about why we do what we do.

Enthusiasm and creative vision are Jan’s specialties. A self-proclaimed “people person,” she tells a great story about an exercise she used in her classroom once about giving, and being ready to receive. She filled a large bowl of colorful candies in front of a group of very excited students and told them they could reach in and take a handful, BUT they could only use their fists to take some. When a clenched fist yielded a scarce few candies— and a whole lot of frustration— she pointed out that an open hand was a much more effective and gracious way to receive these gifts, and pass them on.

Read more: Trinity of women seeks to keep our mission alive and well, and living in the city.

18
Apr 12

Marygrove College, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and committed to fostering Christian values, to educating students from diverse backgrounds, and to serving the people of Metropolitan Detroit and beyond, will be given the Educational Partner Award at Ecumenical Theological Seminary’s (ETS) Sixth Annual Spirit Awards Banquet on May 20, 2012. 

The Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) Educational Partner Award was established to recognize and honor individuals and organizations who strive to provide opportunities for educational achievement in our communities.  The honoree helps empower our citizens toward making educational choices that lead to well-rounded, healthy citizens who understand and articulate the hopes and dreams of our communities.  Dr. David J. Fike, President will be accepting the award.

Read more: Marygrove College to be honored by Ecumenical Theological Seminary

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