Jacqueline Woods, known best as Jacci, earned her Marygrove degree in business administration, summa cum laude, as a mature student while balancing professional, volunteer and family responsibilities.
She has taken the Marygrove values of compassion, competence and commitment to the workplace as well as applied them in her personal life. Among her responsibilities as director of public relations and community affairs for the MotorCity Casino, she plans and implements outreach programs. She developed “MotorCity Helping Hands,” an umbrella under which employees participate in Habitat for Humanity, Gleaners Community Food Banks, Don Bosco Home, Mariners Inn, Alternatives for Girls, Children’s Hospital and others. She personally has volunteered at several of these agencies as well as others.
“Jacci finds particular gratification in that MotorCity Casino was the first to sponsor the American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay for Life,’ an event on casino property,” says Veronica Woods ‘86, mother of Jacci Woods. Previously these events were held in public areas such as parks. However, after much persuasion, she was able to convince the Society to use the casino property for the relay. Due to its success, the Cancer Society now uses the casino’s event criteria as a model for events on other corporate properties.”