Dear Marygrove Community:
It is with deep sympathy that I inform you of the death of John E. Shay, Ph.D., the sixth President of Marygrove College. Dr. Shay passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, surrounded by his loving family. He served us well throughout some very difficult years for the College, from 1980 to 1997. “Jack” was a steadfast leader, known for his disarming humor and quick wit, which he used to skillfully bridge gaps in a way that only he could. He enjoyed the challenge of a good argument, and is credited with working diligently alongside the Board of Trustees to ensure that Marygrove would continue to independently serve the people of Detroit, of all races and creeds, as a Catholic institution of higher learning guided by spiritual and human values.
To acknowledge his 17 years of exemplary service and loyalty to our beloved institution, I encourage you attend his funeral mass here at Sacred Heart Chapel on Thursday morning. We wish his wonderful wife, Patricia and their three children Maria, David and John, and their families, all of our love and prayers in this difficult time.
You may pay your respects to Dr. Shay and his family at Desmond Funeral Home at 32515 Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak:
Wednesday, May 15
2:00-8:00 p.m. Visitation
7:00 p.m. Scripture Service
Thursday, May 16
Sacred Heart Chapel, Marygrove College
9:30 a.m. Visitation
10:00 a.m. Funeral MassSincerely,
May 4, 2013
10:30 a.m. – Noon
59 Alfred Street, Detroit MI 48201
Gleaners Community Food Bank
Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Members of the classes of 1951, 1953 & 1955 are invited and encouraged to attend their respective Spring Luncheons.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented Friday, September 20, 2013 at a special recognition event during Alumni Reunion Weekend.
Marygrove College Alumni are invited to attend the RECRUIT DETROIT ALUMNI ONLY Career Fair:
Friday, March 1, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1 Washington Boulevard #401
Detroit, MI 48226
There are currently 16 universities and colleges participating in this exclusive event and we expect over 60 top companies from the Detroit metro-area with 100’s of open positions. They are looking to recruit graduates from the participating colleges and universities to their companies.
Partial list of companies: Chrysler, The State of Michigan, Aflac, Roush, Verizon Wireless, Michigan State Police, Hewlett Packard, Challenge Detroit, Target, DHL, Air Force, Maxitrol, Quicken Loans, The Guidance Center, DTE, The Creative Group, WorkForce Software.
To REGISTER and review all employers who have registered and their current open positions, please click on this link:
Meet, greet and network with these top companies and land your dream job!!!