Marian Heath Griffin lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and served as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Student Personnel Administrator at Southern University-Baton Rouge for thirty-six years, the last seven years as Director/coordinator for International Students Services.
Marian graduated from Delaware State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology, attended Atlanta University for a year and a half in the School of Social Work, attended the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Christian Education, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where she completed a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling. She received a Masters Degree from Southern University in Educational Supervision and Mass Communication moving on to further studies at Louisiana State University and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois all on scholarships.
Marian has worked with children, youth and young adults most of her career. She has served as musician for Cherubim Choirs since she was twelve years old and has organized children’s choirs for several churches.
She has enjoyed traveling over all fifty of the United States, six of the seven continents with her husband, Bertrand Griffin, Sr, children and grandchildren, her sister and brother –in law, Nancy and Albert Kellam.
She and her husband are fortunate enough to have three adult children, Bertrand, II, Karen and Michael. Three in-law children, Lotosha, Keith Phenix and Tracie. Her eight beautiful grandchildren, Nia, Kiana, Christian-Paris, Michael, II, Amelia Grai, Victoria Olivia and Sophia are the love and joy of her life.