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

DETROIT, June 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marygrove 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


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