The parade will step-off on the corner of Clay and State Streets at 10 a.m. It will progress west down State to the Plaza, turn north on Mauvaisterre, west on North Central Park Plaza, south on West Central Park Plaza, following Sandy, east on College. If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact Student Affairs via phone at 217-479-7123 or via email.
Merritta "Margi" Norvell Florence '54
Margi Florence was MacMurray's first African-American graduate. In 1994, Larry Kuster and Ernie Downey established a scholarshp in her honor. She earned a MSE from Drake University and a MA from the University of Iowa. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1993 and an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, in 1996. Margi retired in 2004 after 50 years with Des Moines public schools where she taught and was a librarian. She has also been active with the YWCA and her local hospital board.