Urban Leaders Luncheon
On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, The Office of Urban Leadership partnered with the Office of Retention and Student Success, the Service Learning Committee, and the Gentleman’s Roundtable to host the Urban Leaders Luncheon to honor Marygrove students for their outstanding efforts working within the community. Over sixty-five students were recognized for their involvement in community engagement activities by various faculty and staff members as well as several institutional organizations. After receiving some inspiring words from Keynote Speaker, Marygrove Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jacqueline El-Sayed, guests of the Luncheon were also provided some unique insight from Dr. Ora Beard, community partner and Principle of Dixon Elementary Educational Academy, about her first-hand experience in working with Marygrove Student Mentors in her school. Marygrove student, Brittany Kihl also gave a moving speech about how working as a Student Mentor with children at Developing KIDS has influenced her academic and career aspirations. Attended by over 125 guests comprised of faculty, staff, students and community partners, the Luncheon provided an opportunity to promote the importance of community involvement among the Marygrove community.