Marygrove Faculty Diane Brown Received Into the IHM Congregation

Diane Brown and Sabrina Melni

Diane Brown

On Sunday, June 29, Diane Brown and Sabrina Melni were received as novices into the IHM congregation at a special ceremony during Mass at the Motherhouse.

Dr. Brown grew up in Lafayette, Ind., and earned a master’s degree from Indiana University and a doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University with a specialty in reading. She most recently served as chairperson of the education division at Marygrove College.

Ms. Melni, born and raised in San Diego, traveled across the country in June 2012 to settle in Monroe and finish her application to join the IHMs. Her bachelor’s degree from St. Leo University in St. Leo, Fla., is in social work, and she also enjoys working with older adults. She most recently ministered as a nursing assistant for a local private nursing agency.

A recording of the ceremony may be viewed via Livestream at

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