Marilyn Horace-Moore Scholarship

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Invitation to Honor the Life of Marilyn Horace-Moore

This scholarship is named in honor of Marilyn Horace-Moore, who was a vital member of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, at Eastern Michigan University, from 1994 until her untimely passing in April of 2020. Marilyn Horace-Moore achieved a long and impressive list of accomplishments. Her professional achievements spanned two realms. Marilyn accomplished a career in higher education at Eastern Michigan University, spanning more than 25 years. She regularly taught courses in criminal justice and policing within the Criminology and Criminal Justice program. Marilyn was perhaps best known for her mentoring of students in her roles as Academic Advisor for the entire Criminology and Criminal Justice program (approximately 600 students) and as Coordinator of the CRM Internship Program. In addition to giving programmatic advice and seeing to students' paperwork, Marilyn "mothered" and "grandmothered" countless students in these capacities. In her position as Internship Coordinator, she developed an impressive and sterling reputation within the policing and criminal justice communities. The same can be said of her reputation among administrative staff at EMU, not just within our Department or College, but truly campus-wide, as she acted within her role as Academic Advisor.

Prior to joining the faculty at Eastern Michigan University, Marilyn Horace-Moore had a distinguished career in law enforcement. She was the first Black female police officer to serve undercover for the Ypsilanti Police Department and the Michigan State Police, where she was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit. She was the first Black woman to attain the rank of Lieutenant in the Ypsilanti Police Department, serving from 1973-1994. She brought her experiences within policing into the classroom, which informed students' education in a valuable, authentic fashion. Students, with great love, respect, and admiration, thought she was a "bad-a__." Marilyn was a pioneering woman of great courage, determination, and foresight. In her actions, she set an example for all, not just women. She was a pathfinder and a path-maker.

Marilyn Horace-Moore was loved by and married to Jimmy Moore for 48 years. From that union came two children, two stepchildren, 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A complete count of her friends would be hard to come by.

Invitation to Honor the Life of Marilyn Horace-Moore

Marilyn's colleagues have undertaken the initiative to establish an endowed scholarship in her name. Our goal is to raise $10,000, which will endow the fund to provide a $400 scholarship to a deserving student every year hereafter. Marilyn Horace-Moore wanted to ensure that students could finish their degree to achieve their career goal of working in law enforcement or some other area of criminal justice, despite financial hardship. Scholarships typically require a minimum GPA, but this scholarship will not. Marilyn often stated that the GPA was perhaps not the best indicator of intellect, drive, integrity, or potential, and certainly not one's value as a human being. She knew the struggle, and she was willing to acknowledge it in the life of others. She was, after all, a police officer, who knew the streets. She knew how life could catch one up.

We invite you at this time to make a gift. Your gift might be the extra incentive needed to encourage a struggling student to push forward to finish their degree, and ultimately achieve their career goal. Your gift, in any amount, will accumulate along with the gifts of others to become a signal to students that someone out there sees them. We ask that you see our students through Marilyn's eyes.

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$10

$10 Donation

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$50 Donation

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$100 Donation

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$200

$200 Donation

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$400

$400 Donation

Thank you for your gift. Four hundred dollars is the amount needed to finance one scholarship. With your permission, your name will be listed as a donor on the Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology website, and on the program for 2021 SAC Awards Ceremony.

$1,000

$1000 Donation

Thank you for your gift. One thousand dollars is the amount needed to finance one scholarship for more than two years. With your permission, your name will be listed as a donor on the Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology website, and on the program for 2021 SAC Awards Ceremony.

$2,000

$2000 Donation

Thank you for your gift. Two thousand dollars is the amount needed to finance one scholarship for five years. With your permission, your name will be listed as a donor on the Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology website, and on the program for 2021 SAC Awards Ceremony.

$5,000

$5000 Donation

Thank you for your gift. Five thousand dollars is the amount needed to finance one scholarship for more than twelve years. With your permission, your name will be listed as a donor on the Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology website, and on the program for 2021 SAC Awards Ceremony.

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