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University of Detroit Mercy Homecoming 2017 is Sept. 29-30

Homecoming Logo SquaredUniversity of Detroit Mercy’s 2017 Homecoming will kick off the weekend of September 29-30 with lots of fun and exciting events on the McNichols, Corktown (Dental) and Riverfront (Law) campuses.

“This year will be filled with several of the longtime favorites at Detroit Mercy as well as several new activities that alumni, neighbors and friends can enjoy together,” Director of Alumni Relations, Peggy Pattison explained.

The festivities begin on Friday with a Detroit Mercy Law golf tournament, 50th class reunion, School of Architecture international showcase a live taping of the “Ask the Professor” radio show and a Theatre Company performance and special afterglow.

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Detroit Mercy Dental Class of 2017 President Horacio Falcón soars high with his degree, despite life challenges. “Detroit Mercy gave me a chance to fulfill my dreams, and I’m very thankful. Therefore, I’ll be staying in Michigan and the Detroit area. I can’t wait to be part of the alumni group and give back to help others fulfill their dreams the way Detroit Mercy helped me.”
John Staudenmaier, S.J., delivered a powerful talk at a gathering of the Jesuit Alumni & Friends of Detroit, discussing ways to "pray from where you are" – in the here and now.

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An Hour with ... Marlin Williams
Hour Detroit | 5/9/17
Marlin Williams in an entrepreneur in residence for diversity and inclusion at TechTown. Williams has a master's in Liberal Arts and Sociology from Detroit Mercy.

Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry graduate brings smiles, inspiration
C&G | 5/17/17
The Grosse Pointe Woods resident officially became Dr. Horacio Falcon, when he graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with high honors.

Amid family's medical struggles, Detroit Mercy golfer perseveres
Detroit Free Press | 4/30/17
Sarah Thompson, a 21-year-old senior at Detroit Mercy, persevered through her father's prostate cancer in 2005 and brother's brain surgery in 2008. But when her mother, Carol, was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2014, she didn't know how to handle it.

$3 million Detroit Mercy building expansion to boost physician assistant enrollment
Crain's Detroit Business | 4/28/17
The University of Detroit Mercy unveiled the new wing of its Health Professions Building on Friday — a $3 million expansion project that added more than 40,000 square feet of learning space on its McNichols campus.

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