Maxwell Perkins Prize Winning Author and Marygrove Graduate Gabrielle Burton Dies at 76

13Burton-obit-master675Maxwell Perkins Prize winning author, feminist, screenwriter, and Marygrove College graduate Gabrielle Burton passed away earlier this month.

We would like to acknowledge this amazing woman, her work, and her fiery spirit, which will surely continue to inspire all of those who knew her.

To read more about this extraordinary woman, click on the link below.

Alumni Reunion Weekend Information and Mailing

41626558_ca46da0ce9_zIf you are a Marygrove alumni who graduated in a year ending in “0” or “5” and plan on participating in Alumni Reunion Weekend, please note that important information has been mailed to you.

If you did not receive this information, please click here for a complete schedule of events and registration information. In addition to this, please contact Jan Machusak so that we can update our records with your correct contact information!

Jan Machusak, Director of Alumni Relations

Photo credit: mrjoro / Foter / CC BY-NC

Alumni Event: Take the Marygrove College Campus Tour Extreme

campus tourInterested in taking a tour of your alma mater’s campus? The Alumni Association is offering a guided tour of Marygrove on July 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. This tour will include the Liberal Arts (LA) building, Madame Cadillac building, the Student Center (former convent), the Dining Hall and the Florent Gillet Residence Hall. We will meet in the Marygrove Theatre, on the west end of the LA building at 10 a.m.

If it has been a number of years since you’ve set foot on Marygrove’s lovely grounds, you’ll be pleased to see numerous updates to some of your favorite spots as well as additions to campus, including but not limited to:

  • The newly named Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library
  • Beyond Words Gallery
  • Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Writing Center
  • The Staff Lounge
  • The renovated Main Dining Room and Kitchen
  • Keenan Courtyard
  • The Marygrove Mustangs Soccer Field
  • Tom Doak-designed golf practice course, utilized by Midnight Golf
  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Fitness Training Center
  • Soccer Fields

Come prepared to walk and climb! Afterwards, as an option, we will go to Lou’s Deli for lunch. There is no fee for attendance. If you have special requests for the tour, email or call to let us know.

If you have further questions or comments, contact:
Mark Bartnik ’79, (586) 306-4090 or;
Yesenia Lara Romero ’07 at (313) 587-2914 or;
Jan Machusak at (313) 927-1443 or

Correction: Spring 2015 Tower Times “In Memoriam”

We would like to correct a few misprints in the Spring, 2015 issue of Tower Times:

Please note that “In Memoriam” should have read:  Husband of Juanita Pohl Hoban ’47. We extend our sympathies to Juanita (who assured us that she is alive and well!) and apologize for this error.

Additionally, please note that Anne Marie Abel Searer and Maria Grimminger were mistakenly listed “In Memoriam.” The announcement for Maria Grimminger should have read: Husband of Maria Grimminger.