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Religious Studies Major Receives Vivere ex Missione Award

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May 15, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy congratulates Religious Studies major Lakshimi-Kamra Head-Hancock, who received this year’s Vivere ex Missione award.

The Vivere ex Missione — Latin for “To Live Out the Mission” — is presented annually to one graduating student who best exemplifies the mission of UDM. Recipients are selected by the Mission, Urban and Social Justice Team, which reviews nominees’ intellectual, social, ethical and spiritual qualities.

Head-Hancock was selected for the award because of her strong leadership qualities, both on campus and off. Among her greatest accomplishments were a “stay-at-home tea” and “tea tables,” honoring Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, while also raising money to help a student attend nursing school in South Sudan.

“Kamra’s nominators describe her as a person of strong faith, and this spiritual commitment is apparent throughout her life,” says UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi. “She is a generous person who cares deeply for her family, classmates, students in faraway lands, and the hungry and homeless in this city. She lives the UDM mission with integrity and a generous heart.”

The Vivere ex Missione was presented to Head-Hancock at the commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 10 at Calihan Hall on UDM’s McNichols campus.

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