Rise to the Marygrove Challenge!

Summer has arrived at Marygrove and the College has received a Challenge Grant from an anonymous donor for $500,000!  We need your help to spread the word!

As we get closer to meeting this challenge, we now look to our amazing network of alumni, student, faculty, staff, and friends.  With your help, we want to get 100 donors to give by July 31st!!

To donate to the Marygrove Challenge, click here: https://www.givecampus.com/schools/MarygroveCollege/rise-to-the-marygrove-challenge/?a=127048

By making a gift to Marygrove College now, your investment will help us support our students and faculty. Your donation goes even farther this year!

At Marygrove College we take great pride in our mission of fostering the competence, compassion, and commitment of each student.  Gifts to the Marygrove Challenge will help ensure that great ideas and great urban leaders continue to thrive here.  Every dollar counts!

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#Hashtag Lunchbag Detroit Presents: We ❤ Detroit Edition!

Hashtag lunchbagHashtag Lunchbag Detroit has partnered with over 50+ Detroit-based brands & companies for their July event to feed those in need.

Come out to pack lunches while representing your favorite Detroit-based brand or clothing line!

Sunday July 31, 2016

Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols Rd. Detroit, MI 48221
Madame Cadillac Building (Main Dining Hall)

Assembly: 10:30 a.m. sharp
Distribution: 12:00 p.m.

We are asking volunteers to bring a $10 donation to help cover the cost of groceries for our upcoming events.

No RSVP. No guest list. Just show up!

Email hashtaglunchbagdetroit@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

-Team #HashtagLunchbag
Ending world hunger, one lunchbag at a time.
[powered by Living Through Giving]

Marygrove College Finds Vibrancy in Community Beyond Its Borders


“The Michigan Catholic” recently published an article featuring Marygrove College. We have included an excerpt here, but if you would like to read the article in its entirety, click on the link below:


The gates of Maryrove College are never closed, and were built 90 years ago “to keep the cows out.”

As such, they were never intended to keep the rest of the Immaculate Heart of Mary-sponsored school’s neighbors away.

That sentiment from Marygrove College president Elizabeth Burns, Ph.D., was shared during her address to alumni, faculty and friends at the President’s Gala on June 23 to highlight the need for Marygrove to be an active neighbor in its northwest Detroit neighborhood.

“Marygrove College was founded by brave, visionary women, who knew education of women was import to Detroit,” Burns said. “Engaged in teaching the liberal arts, Marygrove was all women until 1971, but was never a ‘finishing school.’ We taught the art of making a living with the liberal arts. The city of Detroit needs cultural innovations, with leaders who have bold visions, to provide for the people of Detroit.”

The gala served as an “open house” for the college to the community, showcasing how the school is working to collaborate with its neighbors both during the school year and over the summer.

Through the Marygrove Community Association, the college has long been a good neighbor to the surrounding area, which is bounded by Wyoming, Greenlawn and Puritan avenues and McNichols Road, a section of the Fitzgerald Neighborhood.

The college hosts the Marygrove Community Association garden, where people can grow vegetables and fruits, as well as a clothing closet for women in need. The MCA is also partnering with Talmer Bank and Trust to renovate three houses in the neighborhood and clean up vacant lots.


Marygrove’s Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed Presents at Ed. Conferences in New Orleans & Grand Rapids

AmWUDVOk_400x400We’d like to give a big shout-out to Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed, who recently presented:

MG’s Art Department Announces Mary Lou Greene as New Director for College Galleries

marylou_MG_4907The Art Department would like to formally announce Mary Lou Greene as the new Director for The Gallery and the Beyond Words Gallery here at the college.

Mary Lou is the Chair of the Art Department as well as the Director for the Institute of Arts Infused Education.  She has been with the College for over 10 years and has had her hands in numerous programs not only through Marygrove, but through the community as well.  We are very excited to see the new work that she will be introducing to the College!


Marygrove College Alumna Nettie Harris Seabrooks Interviewed by We Are the Independents

Nettie Harris Seabrooks, who earned her BA in Chemistry from Marygrove and was also awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the college, was recently interviewed by We Are the Independents!

Check out what she had to say by clicking on the link below!




Support Marygrove’s Youth Entrepreneur Children on July 15

youth_poster-2On Friday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., our Youth Entrepreneur children will be having their summer lemonade and snack sale outside of Madame Cadillac.  Please support our youth as they showcase their entrepreneurial skills!

All proceeds from the sale will go to a local Detroit children’s charity.

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

challenge-grant-studentsMarygrove 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.edu/meet-doctor-burns or secondcentury@marygrove.edu.  For more information, please contact Dr. Glenda Price at gprice@marygrove.edu or Renée Ahee at 313-927-1438.

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.


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

www.marygrove.edu │313-927-1200


Renée Ahee

Phone: 313-927-1438

Email: rahee@marygrove.edu