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Marygrove College Appoints Rose Gorman as First Tuxedo Project Residential Fellow
DETROIT, MI, May 17, 2017—Marygrove College today announced that it has named Rose Gorman as the first residential fellow of the Tuxedo Project. This appointment will be effective August 15.
Made possible in part by a $150,000 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant, Marygrove and The Tuxedo Project Detroit, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization, are working together to transform 7124 Tuxedo Street in Detroit into a writer's residence and community literary center. This is the once-abandoned and blighted childhood home of Stephen Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor.
“We knew that the Residential Fellow had to have a dynamic personality as well as an extensive background in community engagement,” said Dr. Darcy Brandel, chair of Marygrove’s English and Modern Languages Department. “Rose’s experience and her commitment to serving the needs of traditionally marginalized groups make her an ideal fit for both Marygrove and the Tuxedo neighborhood.”
Gorman will teach classes at Marygrove College, live in the restored house at 7124 Tuxedo, run the literary center there, and provide outreach and resources to the community.
Gorman has served as Community Engagement Manager for the national oral history organization StoryCorps and as Program Director at the NY Writers Coalition, a community-based writing organization dedicated to working with underserved populations: youth, seniors, women, the LGBTQ community, those who have been incarcerated, homeless individuals, and immigrants. She holds a Master of Arts degree in literature with a concentration in creative writing from Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from St. John’s University.
ABOUT MARYGROVE COLLEGE
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