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Marygrove College’s Master’s in HR Management Renews Alignment with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

DETROIT, MI, July 25, 2016— Marygrove College announced today that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that its Master of Arts in Human Resource Management degree has renewed its alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.  The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and re-validated in 2010 and 2013 -- are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Marygrove offers the Master’s degree in Human Resource Management online, making it flexible and affordable for HR professionals across the country and the world.  It focuses on the practice of human resource management in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.  Courses offer both concept and skill components designed to help students base their practice of human resource management on solid theoretical grounding and are led by faculty members who have earned advanced graduate degrees and/or possess significant experience in the fields of business, organization behavior, and human resources.

Dr. Jerry Van Rossum, business department chair, said, “Aligning our graduate Human Resource Management program with SHRM curriculum guidelines assures our students that our program is current with the latest trends in the practice of human resource management and professional education.  We believe our graduates are even better equipped to add value as HR professionals.”

With 250,000 members, the Society for Human Resource Management is a globally recognized HR professional society that develop and serves the HR professional, advances and leads the HR profession through education, thought leadership, certification, community and advocacy to enhance the practice of human resource management and the effectiveness of HR professionals.

Founded in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent Catholic liberal arts college located on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit. The College’s commitment to Detroit comprises its institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders.


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Marygrove College Joins SAGE Private College Enrollment Consortium

DETROIT, MI, July 11, 2016— Marygrove College announced today it has become the 84th Catholic college member of the SAGE Scholars Private College & University Enrollment Marketing Consortium.  SAGE is the nation’s largest private college enrollment consortium with 357 colleges.

SAGE students have indicated interest in attending a private college such as Marygrove.  Families can participate in SAGE through a 529 plan, bank, credit union, mutual fund or investment advisor or through a parent’s employee benefit program.  The SAGE Tuition Rewards® program is similar to a “frequent flyer” program because financial institutions and employers provide Tuition Rewards Points either as a thank-you for being a loyal customer or as an employee benefit.  The end result is that attending a private college is more affordable.

Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning. The College’s commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.

Students at Marygrove College are equipped with the tools and the critical-thinking skills that allow them to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Because of this, they continue to be recruited by some of the nation’s top 10 neuroscience and neurosurgery facilities; they sign on with critically acclaimed dance companies in New York; they earn grants and graduate assistantships at leading research institutions; and they continue to develop major revitalization efforts right here in the city of Detroit.

For more information on the Marygrove College/SAGE relationship, please contact Kimberly Gooden, director of financial aid, at 313-927-1552 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Marygrove Adds Master in the Art of Teaching & Human Resource Management Summer Cohorts Starting July 3; Still Time to Apply

 

DETROIT, MI, June 13, 2016—Marygrove College announced today that it will add two new cohorts to its summer graduate programs in Human Resource Management and the Art of Teaching. Classes begin July 3.

“Many of our students are parents and working adults who want to use the summer to ramp up their careers,” said Marygrove College President Elizabeth Burns. “We’re opening up two new summer cohorts to accommodate those students.”

Marygrove’s Master of Arts in Human Resource Management is an online, 36-credit program that prepares human resource specialists for careers in business, government, and not-for-profit organization management. “Our program is unique in that the majority of the courses our students take are selected by them to fit their career aspirations,” said Assistant Professor and Department Chair Jerry van Rossum. “Our curriculum aligns with Society for Human Resource Management standards, which ensures that everything our students learn adheres to the values and standards of the most respected human resource management organization out there.”

Marygrove’s online Master in the Art of Teaching degree is a 10-course, two-year program designed to equip working teachers with practical tools and curriculum-enhancing techniques that they can use right away in their own classrooms. “Our MAT program is a rigorous, reputable, and competitively-priced program built around the needs of working teachers,” said Director of Online Education Dr. Mitali Chaudhery. Approved by the Michigan State Department of Education, Marygrove’s MAT program features a reading focus, mathematics focus (elementary and middle levels), curriculum, instruction, assessment focus, and an educational technology focus.

To learn more about Marygrove College’s graduate programs, visit onlinegrad.marygrove.edu/, call (313) 927-1240, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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“Explore Marygrove” & Meet New College President June 23: Community Invited

DETROIT, MI, June 2, 2016—Marygrove College invites the business community, students, parents trustees, alumni and the community at large to “Explore Marygrove” and Meet and Greet its new President Dr. Elizabeth Burns on Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 4 till 6:30 p.m. on campus at W. McNichols and Wyoming in northwest Detroit.

Several activities will take place across campus during “Explore Marygrove” to introduce the many academic programs and specialties of Marygrove College. Dr. Burns will address the community at 5:15 p.m. in the Marygrove Theatre.

“Marygrove College is excited to welcome our neighbors, former students, trustees and the business community to experience all that this more than 100-year old college has to offer,” said Dr. Glenda Price, 7th president of Marygrove. “We are as relevant today as we have always been, teaching critical thinking and problem solving skills through the liberal arts and imbuing our students with the skills of urban leadership so that they can lead with competence, commitment and compassion.”

Marygrove welcomes its 9th president, Dr. Elizabeth Burns, a 1972 alumna of the college and a physician, during this celebration of Marygrove. “I am looking forward to personally greeting everyone who comes to campus on June 23rd,” she said

A schedule of events is listed below.  Please reserve your spot at www.marygrove.ed/meet-doctor-burns or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information, please contact Dr. Glenda Price at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 313-927-1200.

4-5 p.m.
“Explore Marygrove”

  • Faculty Art Exhibition
  • Science Exhibits and Demos
  • Dance Mini-recital by Institute of Music and Dance Students
  • Studio Poetry Reading
  • Change the Vibe at Six Mile and Wyoming
  • The Chapel Windows – Talk and Tour
  • Visit the Community Garden
  • Color Purple Garden
  • Herbal Healing Garden
  • Book Store Open
  • Piano and Vocal Recital

5:15-5:45 p.m.
Meet and Greet Marygrove’s New President Dr. Elizabeth Burns

  • Remarks by Dr. Burns

5:50-6:30 p.m.
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Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning. The College’s commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.

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Marygrove College Announces 2016 Commencement Speaker, Theresa Maxis Award and Honorary Degree Recipients


DETROIT, MI, May 12, 2016—Marygrove College will award two honorary degrees and the prestigious Theresa Maxis Award for Social Justice at its commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, President Elizabeth Burns announced Monday.

The recipients of these awards are Detroit community activist and Methodist pastor Bill Wylie-Kellerman, who will be honored with the Theresa Maxis Award for Social Justice; Michigan Food and Beverage Association Founder Edward Deeb; and disability rights activist Elizabeth W. Bauer, who will share the Honorary Degree Doctor of Humane Letters.

Commencement, featuring an address by Elizabeth Bauer, begins at 11 a.m. on the campus of Marygrove College and is open to the public.

“Marygrove College is honored to acknowledge the lives, careers, and civic service of these extraordinary leaders,” said Marygrove College President Elizabeth Burns, “not only because their stories will inspire our graduates, but they embody Marygrove’s Urban Leadership vision and our founding principles: competence, compassion, and commitment.”

Wylie-Kellerman, who serves at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit, is a contributing editor for “Sojourners Magazine” and has written extensively on the gospel of non-violence and radical discipleship, authoring several books including “Where the Waters Go Round” and “Seasons of Faith and Conscience: Reflections on Liturgical Direct Action.” He is co-founder of the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center and Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, and founder of Word and World: A Peoples’ School. A longstanding Detroit activist, Wylie-Kellerman has brought national attention to Detroit’s water shutoff crisis and is currently on trial for blocking water shut-off trucks at the city’s Homrich, Inc.

Bauer, a longstanding educational leader and disability rights activist, has served as director of staff development for the school district of the city of Pontiac, director of community placement in Michigan's public mental health system, and executive director of Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. In addition to testifying before Congress and state legislatures and contributing to the development of public policy, services, and supports for people with disabilities, Bauer has served an eight-year term on the Michigan State Board of Education, and is currently president of the board of directors of W-A-Y Academy Detroit.

Deeb has committed more than five decades of his life and career to youth advocacy, education, civic relations, and to advocating on behalf of small, local businesses. He is the chairman emeritus of the Eastern Market Merchants Association and founder of the Michigan Food & Beverage Association, the Michigan Business and Professional Association, and the Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation. In concert with former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Deeb helped create a violence-prevention plan that brought together merchants and residents, unifying much of the city’s diverse cultural communities during a time of ethnic tension. Deeb is also the founder and former president of Friends of Eastern Market, co-founder of Eastern Market Corporation, and has received over 100 awards and honorary degrees for his service.


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Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is a Catholic, independent, liberal arts college. The College’s commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders who display competence, compassion, and commitment. The campus is situated on 53 acres in northwest Detroit.

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Marygrove College to Award $6,000 Catholic School Grant to Catholic High School Graduates


DETROIT, April 21, 2016—On Thursday Marygrove College, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Detroit, announced the Catholic School Grant, a new scholarship that honors those families who support a longstanding tradition of Catholic education by sending their children to Catholic schools. The Catholic School Grant is renewable for four years and awards qualifying students who graduated from Catholic high schools with up to $6,000 in scholarship money.

“We are committed to providing students with a rigorous and affordable liberal arts education,” said Marygrove College President Elizabeth Burns. “The launch of the Catholic School Grant demonstrates this while honoring the commitment of students and their families to Catholic education.”

IHM President Jane Herb, who assisted in securing the partnership between Marygrove College and the Archdiocese of Detroit, echoes this sentiment, noting that “The opportunity to continue a faith-based education is important for families who made a commitment to Catholic education. In announcing this initiative, Marygrove continues the IHM tradition of preparing students who are competent, compassionate, and committed to building a more just and humane world.”

The Catholic School Grant, available to first-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students in the fall of 2016, is renewable for four years (eight semesters) at $1,500 per year. Transfer award renewal is evaluated upon admission and determined by the number of transferable credits received by Marygrove College. To meet renewal requirements, students must be enrolled full-time, remain in good academic standing, and meet all federal guidelines for satisfactory academic progress if applying for federal financial aid.

Marygrove’s announcement of the Catholic School Grant and its partnership with the Archdiocese of Detroit is only one of several collaborations between the college and other local Catholic organizations.


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Marygrove Celebrates 28th Contemporary American Authors Lecture
Event to feature award-winning poet Claudia Rankine
DETROIT, March 15, 2016—To commemorate its twenty-eighth year of bringing nationally-known authors to its campus for a public lecture and seminar, Marygrove's Department of English and Modern Languages is pleased to announce that award-winning poet and playwright ClaudiaRankine will be the featured guest at its Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series (CAALS) event.
In addition to delivering the Lillian and Don Bauder Lecture at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016, Rankine will also host a master class for Detroit-area high school students and teachers beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Marygrove College Theatre.

Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric (2014), a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, and Nothing in Nature Is Private (1995), winner of the Cleveland State Poetry Prize. She is also author of two plays: Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue (2009) and Existing Conditions (2010), along with several edited collections.
CAALS will also celebrate this year’s event by featuring a master class conducted by Rankine for Detroit-area high school students. Over 300 students and teachers from Fordson, Cass Technical, Cody, Ferndale, Martin Luther King, Loyola, Detroit School for the Arts, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, and Inside Out Literary Arts Project will attend the class which begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Marygrove Theatre. Winners of the Mary Helen Washington Writing Contest will be recognized as well. Afterwards, students will enjoy lunch and a tour of the Marygrove College campus.

Claudia Rankine will deliver the Lillian and Don Bauder Lecture at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016 in Alumnae Hall on the Marygrove College campus.
Afterward, she will sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase.
The evening lecture is free and open to the community.

Support for this year’s CAALS event is provided in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Claudia Rankine, contact Erin Piscopink at 313-927-1438 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also visit: http://english.marygrove.edu/caals/claudia-rankine-2016.html.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. For her book Citizen, Rankine won both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry (Citizen was the first book ever to be named a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories); and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in California and holds the Aerol Arnold Chair in the University of Southern California’s Department of English.  

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Marygrove College Announces Community Greenspace Project & Crowdfunding Campaign

DETROIT, February 22, 2016—Marygrove College today announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform, Patronicity. Funds raised through this joint effort between Marygrove College, The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will support construction of the Charles McGee Community Commons, a greenspace planned for the Wyoming & McNichols corner of the Marygrove College campus.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $38,250 by its deadline of April 2, 2016, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MSHDA and MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program.

“Local residents in the northwest corridor of the city know that Wyoming & McNichols is an important neighborhood crossroads for travelers by foot, bus, and car enroute to local schools, hospitals, and small businesses,” said Marygrove College President Elizabeth Burns. “Our intention is to provide the community with a public space that telegraphs the revitalizing spirit, vitality, and resilience of both the neighborhood and this important intersection.”

In addition to featuring a relief sculpture by Kresge Eminent Artist Charles McGee, who has had a studio across the street from Marygrove College’s campus for 50 years, the Commons will also feature a seating area and walkway with permeable paving, a healing garden with low-maintenance plants and drip irrigation, technology access, and low-voltage LED lighting and signage.

The unveiling of the sculpture and the opening of this new green space is scheduled for September, 2016. A complete description of the project can be found at www.patronicity.com/mcgeecommons.

The design and construction of the Commons is part of "Connecting, Recognizing and Celebrating Neighborhood Creatives,” a larger civic-engagement made possible, in part, by a grant awarded to the college by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Components of this project include:

  • Surveying and mapping creatives in Northwest Detroit to enrich connections and collaborations
  • Gathering Stories to preserve our neighborhood’s creative history
  • Celebrating Neighborhood Creatives: a culminating festival of music, dance and storytelling with the installation of the sculpture scheduled for September 2016

To follow the development of the Charles McGee Community Commons project and other civic-engagement initiatives, please stop by www.facebook.com/changingthevibe.

All donations are tax deductible. Those who wish to contribute to the Charles McGee Community Commons initiative can donate online at www.patronicity.com/mcgeecommons or by sending a check to:

Marygrove College/ Charles McGee
8425 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221.

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Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college. The College’s commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.

8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221
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MUSTANG10 07 for emailMarygrove College recently announced the addition of their fourteenth sport, Men’s Lacrosse, as part of a growing athletic program that is set to join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic’s (NAIA) Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) next year. Men’s Lacrosse will be added to the slate of offerings on Marygrove’s northwest Detroit campus in the 2012-13 academic year with competition beginning in Spring 2013.

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Marygrove College Launches Summer Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Detroit, MI – June 15, 2015 – On Friday, July 3, Marygrove College will begin hosting a weekly Youth Entrepreneurship Program (Y.E.P. Detroit) designed to teach aspiring business owners between the ages of 6 and 14 about financial literacy, money management, and the essentials of becoming an entrepreneur. This is a five-week program that runs each Friday in July and costs $100.

Y.E.P. Detroit was designed and will be led by Sherika Cheney, M.Ed, in response to a still-sluggish job market, which is making it challenging for young people and recent college graduates to find financially-sustainable careers. “The Y.E.P. Detroit program is preemptive” said Cheney, “in that it teaches young people ages 6 to 14 how to develop, brand, and market their ideas, giving them access to transferrable skills that they will use in the university classroom and in the marketplace itself.”

Each Friday, grades 1-4 will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Grades 5-8 will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the campus of Detroit’s historic Marygrove College. Students will engage in hands-on lessons and activities designed to teach creative idea generation, book keeping, marketing and branding, as well as skills and strategies to help them develop a mission statement.

These classes are part of Marygrove’s Kids College Camps sponsored by the college’s Academic Success Center and Continuing Education departments. For more information and registration, contact Theresa A. Jordan by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (313) 927-1261. Additionally, Sherika Cheney can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning. The College’s commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.
8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221
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