Marygrove College Enters New Era
Marygrove College formally observed a milestone in its history today with ceremonies marking its transition into a higher education institution focused exclusively on graduate education.
“As we embark on this new era, we do so committed to continuing to play a key role in our northwest Detroit neighborhood, where we have been a force for change since the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary opened the doors on our beautiful campus in 1927,” said Marygrove President Elizabeth Burns. “And we continue to provide the quality graduate education that we have provided for over 50 years.”
Burns said Marygrove offers Master’s degrees in three general areas: education, human resources management and social justice. In the field of education, Marygrove awards degrees in seven categories: Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Master in the Art of Teaching, Education + Teacher Certification, Reading & Literacy and Special Education. Professional Development for Teachers is also available.
“In addition to our graduate programs,” Burns said, “we also are continuing a number of popular on-campus activities that will continue to bring members of the community onto our campus. They include our Institute of Music and Dance, our annual Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series and our Tuxedo Street Project, which is now an active literary arts and community center under the direction of English professor-in-residence Rose Gorman, who moved into the house in August.“
The 2018 Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series will bring Pulitzer Prize winning author Colson Whitehead to campus on April 13 for a reading that is free and open to the public. Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection and winner of the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize.
“The combination of our ongoing educational mission and our community-focused programs all speak to the bright future we see for this institution as it continues to pursue the vision of leadership put forth more than 90 years ago by the IHM Sisters,” Burns said.