Michele McGrady ’92 is an assistant professor at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and a lead educator in the Department of Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness. Her education includes a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, a Master of Arts in counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in social policy and women’s studies. Her interest in spiritual development, spirituality, holism (the idea that various systems should be viewed as wholes, not merely as a collection of parts), counseling, and multicultural studies stem from her time at SUA. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students about holism and well-being, including self-care.
While at SUA, Michele was a member of the French Club, Z Club, Environmental Concerns Club, and Social Justice Club. Michele credits Sr. Donna Frey, OSU, SUA’s Director of Mission Effectiveness, for sharing the concepts of spirit and charism during their talks at SUA.
As a professor, Michele encourages her students to ask themselves questions before they ask others, which challenges them to be life-long learners. She also values diversity and spirituality in and outside the classroom.
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