Larry and Cathe McEnerney

Resident Masters — Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons East

Larry and Cathe McEnerney are the inaugural Resident Masters of Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons East, opened in Autumn 2009. Both received their BA degrees from the College of William and Mary. Larry has his MA from the University of Chicago, and is the Director of the University Writing Programs as well as a lecturer in the College. Larry consults throughout the world for writing and communications, his clients including universities, institutes, governments, law firms, and businesses. He is also President of the Board of Graduate Arts & Sciences at the College of William & Mary. Cathe is a proud native of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and “don’t y’all forget it”! She is also Vice-President of the American Needlepoint Guild; board member of Bishop Anderson House at Rush Medical Center; board member of Brent House; Convention Planning Chair for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago; stitcher, designer and teacher of needle arts. Larry and Cathe have three adult children: one in California, one in Baltimore, and one locally in Hyde Park. When not in Chicago, they rest and re-charge at their home in Georgia.

Larry and Cathe sponsor or coordinate a variety of events to build community among the four Houses in Granville-Grossman East. These events include trips throughout the city: Steppenwolf Theater, Lyric Opera, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, among others. Larry and Cathe also very much enjoy opening their lives to the students and staff of Granville-Grossman East, and regularly welcome residents into their home to enjoy Friday afternoon teas, Thanksgiving dinner, a Superbowl party, and Midterm and Finals week study breaks. Larry and Cathe love feeling part of the vibrant community of Granville-Grossman East, and share the experience with colleagues by inviting other faculty to come speak with students both formally (substantive lectures) and informally (casual dinner parties).