“At Marygrove I learned that you are expected to use your education on behalf of other people, to make a difference somewhere.”
– Nancy A. McDonough Geschke
On Saturday, April 11, a ceremony was held to unveil the newly named Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library. As a Marygrove alumna, Mrs. Geschke has been a loyal supporter of the college and we are thrilled to honor her in this way.
Nan graduated from Marygrove in 1964 with a degree in History and Political Science. Several years later, she moved to California with her husband and children where they became respected pioneers in the Silicon Valley computer industry.
In 1974, Nan graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in library science. At that time, she began volunteering at her children’s school library and in 1980 began working in corporate libraries and served as a sales director and consultant for a library placement firm until 1993.
Always a lover of libraries, Nan was president of the Special Libraries Association – San Andreas Chapter for two years and was active on many association committees. Several communities and organizations have benefited from Nan’s commitment to volunteer work and ability to identify the needs of these groups and offer dynamic solutions.
Always loyal to Marygrove, Nan worked with the College to, “make writing central to the curriculum at Marygrove.” Through her ideas and generosity, the Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Writing Center was created. Now, her dedication to libraries and Marygrove will be recognized with the Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library.
Please visit the Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library. to see the beautifully upgraded welcome area and enjoy the resources that Mrs. Geschke’s gift will help preserve and grow.