No one was surprised when Mary Massaron Ross left Marygrove to become a successful attorney known for her fine writing and strong arguments, least of all Dr. Barbara Johns, IHM, associate professor of English.
"When she was the student and we were the professors, she wrote better than any of us," Johns says. "Mary's extraordinary writing skills, were a factor in an award that she won in law school eight times, the American Jurisprudence Award for Highest Grade. I can only imagine the professors' pleasure when they encountered Mary's cogent, graceful prose fully capturing the finer points of the rules of evidence."
After graduating summa cum laude from Marygrove College in 1982, Ross attended law school at Wayne State University, graduating summa cum laude in 1990.