Monteith College was founded in 1959 and, until 1979, focused on offering students the feel of a small interdisciplinary program within a larger research university. The college was funded through a $700,000 grant from the Ford Foundation and a matching investment from Wayne State. Monteith students enrolled in a general education core that consisted of courses in Natural Science, Science of Society, Socio-Humanistic Studies and Humanistic Studies. Teams of faculty taught these courses, with their own areas of scholarship influencing the discussion.
Monteith College Alumni in the News:
Sixto Rodriguez (PhB '81)
New York Times (July 20, 2012): A Real-Life Fairy Tale, Long in the Making and Set to Old Tunes
Wall Street Journal (July 20, 2012): A Rock 'n' Roll Mystery
Huffington Post (April 25, 2012): 'Searching for Sugar Man': The Unbelievable True Story of Rodriguez
Monteith College alumni, faculty and friends met for a casual happy-hour Get Together at Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant on June 17, 2010! Guests enjoyed tasty appetizers and soft drinks compliments of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and reuniting with friends and colleagues.
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Monteith College Endowed Scholarship
The Irvin D. Reid Honors College proudly established the Monteith College Endowed Scholarship in 2008, with a $5,000 lead gift. This scholarship, created in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Monteith'sfounding, will allow future generations of talented Wayne State students to be touched by the principles and values that Monteith College alumni hold dear.