April 21, 2016

University of Detroit Mercy will host its 3rd annual university-wide celebration Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards on Friday, April 22. The event honors distinguished alumni from each college and school who reflect the University’s mission of excellence and service and bring pride to UDM.

This year, the seven honorees and the school or college they represent are:

  • Michael A. Carter '72, '78, Managing Partner, Pinnacle Construction Partners, LLC—College of Liberal Arts & Education
  • Eugene A. Gargaro Jr. '67, Legal Counsel and Officer, Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation—School of Law
  • Richard Golden, D.D.S. '71, President & Chief Executive Officer, Golden Laser Dental—School of Dentistry
  • Phyllis E. Peters Look '51, Retired Director of Professional Standards, Deloitte & Touche—College of Business Administration
  • Henry 'Hank' Nickol '55, Retired Vice President & General Manager for Vehicle Operations, North American Automotive Operations, Ford Motor Company—College of Engineering & Science
  • Meredith R. Phillips '94, '97, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System—College of Health Professions
  • James Timberlake '74, Founder and Partner, KieranTimberlake—School of Architecture

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. Admission will be $50 per guest and RSVP is required.

For more information, visit the Spirit of UDM website or please contact Angelina Jaroszewski, assistant director of Alumni Relations, at 313-993-1540 or

Spirit of Alumni Awards Honorees

Spirit of Alumni Awards Honorees