Deadline for Winter “Tower Times” Submissions

Tower TimesWe are now accepting story ideas for the Winter edition of Marygrove’s Alumni Newsletter, The Tower Times. If you have programs, events (scheduled for January – April) or other information that would be of general interest to our alumni, you are invited to submit an article (300 words or less) along with any pertinent high quality photography to Colleen Cadieux by Friday, October 24, 2014. We can’t guarantee that all articles will be published, but we will make every effort to include as many as there is space provided. If you plan to submit an article, please let Colleen know as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Colleen Cadieux at

Next Travel Seminar Info Session: Oct. 22nd

2015 Travel SeminarAre you interested in participating in study abroad but aren’t sure about committing to an entire semester? Travel seminars are faculty led during the semester and the travel component is during the Spring Break or in May 2015.

Please consider a Travel Seminar in your Winter 2015 semester to London, New York, Switzerland, or Puerto Rico. This will fulfill upper level general education requirement — IS326B.

Applications are now available. Deadline is October 31st.

For more information, contact or stop by one of the following info sessions:

Wednesday, October 22nd at 12 pm
Conference Room A, 1st Floor, Madame Cadillac Bldg.
Lunch will be served.

Friday, October 31st at 12 pm
Conference Room A, 1st Floor, Madame Cadillac Bldg.
Lunch will be served.

Track Interest Meeting: Oct. 21st

Track Interest MeetingIf you’ve ever wanted to run for the Mustangs, this is your chance!

Join the track movement and be a part of what promises to be a highly successful year for the men’s and women’s programs. Call 313-927-1811 for more info!

WHAT: Track Interest Meeting
FOR: Any Marygrove student interested in joining the track team(s)
DATE: Tuesday, October 21
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Madame Cadillac 003/004


Annual Business Lecture Featuring Founder and President of Paragon Management, Inc., Margaret Davey


The Annual Business Lecture continues to focus on local examples of Social Entrepreneurship. This year we are fortunate to have Ms Margaret Davey, founder and president of Paragon Management. The lecture is open to all and will take place:

Tuesday October 21
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Denk Chapman

Guest Lecturer:

Margaret Davey, Founder and President of Paragon Management, Inc. has over 30 years’ experience in the governmental multi-family low-income housing industry. Ms. Davey attended Walsh College with an accounting concentration and has earned her CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation. She is currently a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM); National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association (MAHMA). Ms. Davey has served on the Board of Directors for MAHMA, as well.

Through her management skills and initiatives she has won numerous national and regional awards for projects she has managed including several HUD Best Practice Awards and Communities of Quality Awards issued through the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association (MAHMA)

Ms. Davey has been instrumental in obtaining grants to better the lives of the residents of her projects including Service Coordinator Grants; Congregate Housing Services Program Grant; Drug Elimination Grants; New Approach Anti-Drug Grants; Department of Education Community Technology Grants; several Emergency Capital Repair Grants; and most recently a CHSP Grant.

The Business Lecture is an annual event sponsored by the Marygrove College Business/CIS/HRM department that introduces our community to exemplary business people who have an interesting story to tell. Previous guest have included –KIVA Detroit, William Jones, CEO of Focus: HOPE, Frank Venegas of the Ideal Group, Peter Karmanos, former CEO of Compuware and Rod Meloni, business reporter for Channel 4 News.

NASW – Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (“LEAD”) – Trip to Lansing – Oct. 30

social workThe Marygrove College Social Work Department cordially invites to you to attend its 2014 Legislative, Education & Advocacy Day!  This educational experience to Lansing, Michigan is not only inclusive of a tour of the Capital, but also provides opportunities to meet and greet Legislators as well.  The event will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2014.  The bus will depart promptly at 7:00 am in front of the Madame Cadillac Building and return at 5:00 pm.  The deadline to register for the event is Friday, October 24th.

Nov. 7: Dynamic Workshop on Nonprofit Fundraising

Love your mission: Practical strategies for high-impact grassroots organizations

Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Marygrove College
Madame Cadillac Hall, Main Dining Room

We live in a complex world and injustice is everywhere -social injustices will always be something we struggle with as advocates. Fundraising and nonprofit management skills are essential in driving change, starting and organizing movements. This 6-hr free session will provide you practical strategies for harnessing the power of boards and donors to achieve positive change.

Topics to be covered:

-Overview of the nonprofit sector and basic nonprofit structure

-Learn the role of a nonprofit board of directors, different types of board structures, and the nonprofit legal framework

-Fundraising principals and techniques

-Grassroots fundraising strategies and creating the charismatic organization

Participants will be eligible for Certificate in Nonprofit Board Leadership from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. (This is a phenomenal resume builder!)

Be prepared to engage in the most informative and dynamic conversation about nonprofit leadership. Learn information about nonprofit leadership that you don’t likely know, but need to.You don’t want to miss this!

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

For more information on this event, please contact Brenda Bryant (313) 927-1502.