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2013 - President Garibaldi in the Schools & Community

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The president visited Prof. Don DiPaolo's Leadership course on the McNichols Campus.


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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dr. Garibaldi and Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Debbie Stieffel visited Gabriel Richard Catholic High School in Riverview and met with principal Joseph Whalen and a group of juniors and seniors.


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. and Vice President Debbie Stieffel visited administrators and students at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory. The Catholic, all-boys, college preparatory high school was established in 1885.

Top Left to Right: Brian Varley, Kyle Nowak, Juan Pablo Lontscharitsch, Rian Jackson
Middle: Nicholas Marino, Kyle McCormick, Benjamin Barrick, Deljuan Foster, Micah Cayton-Grigsby
Front Row: Cormac Lynn (Headmaster, Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory), Debbie Stieffel, Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi


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November 6, 2013
UDM President Garibaldi was the featured speaker for the Rotary Club of Detroit's November meeting at the Detroit Athletic Club. Rotary Club of Detroit "Rotoscope" eNewsletter


October 22, 2013
UDM visits Mercy High School administrators and students (Farmington Hills, MI).

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First row: Alexis Kahler, Sabrina Jamil Second row: Dr. Garibaldi, Mary Abbo, Brianna Abbo, Melissa Schneider, Lena Pivetta, UDM Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Debbie Stieffel, Mercy Principal Carolyn Witte, Abigail Pawl, Mercy President Cheryl Kreger.

Left to right: Mercy senior Madeline Miller, Dr. Cheryl Kreger, Dr. Garibaldi, Debbie Stieffel.


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October 24, 2013
Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills announced that University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., recently accepted a position to serve on its Board of Directors. "Dr. Garibaldi brings a wealth of experience in education through his professional positions and board work to our team," said Brother Rice President John Birney. More>> ~ Student & Educator Magazine

October 18, 2013
Students and faculty members Ken Kandt and Pamela Ingrody from Brother Rice High join Dr. Garibaldi on UDM's McNichols Campus for the 23rd Annual Technology Discover Day. The UDM president is a member of the Brother Rice Board of Directors.


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September 27, 2013
Today, the White House announced the awarding of nearly $300 million to the City of Detroit from government, philanthropic and private sources.

The University hosted a private discussion among a small interfaith, interdenominational group of local religious leaders and members of the Obama Administration. Among the guests were Secretary Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development; Gene Sperling, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council; and Don Graves, a deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of Treasury and executive director of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Graves will be the administration's point person on the federal response to the financial crisis in Detroit. The meeting was an excellent exchange of ideas and recommendations among some of Detroit’s major religious leaders, including Archbishop Allen Vigneron and Bishop Don Hanchon. View the Sept. 27, 2013 press release from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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September 26, 2013
Dr. Garibaldi visited Ladywood High School where he met with students Meredith McEachern and Sabine Hutter (pictured left to right), and President Karen Moore, Principal Tracey Mocon and other staff.


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September 11, 2013
President Garibaldi and Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Debbie Stieffel met with Detroit Cristo Rey High School Principal Susan Rowe and students.


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September 7, 2013
President Garibaldi met with Saad Chehab, President and CEO of Chrysler and Lancia Brands, at the Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. Chehab, a 1992 UDM School of Architecture alumnus, presented a framed, "Made in Detroit", poster featuring the Guardian Building. He was featured in the UDM Spiritus magazine, Spring 2012 issue.

Chrysler Group LLC is a sponsor of the Architecture Anniversary kick-off picnic, Sept. 6, and the Celebrate Spirit! picnic, Sept. 12.


August 26, 2013

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Dr. Garibaldi and members of the University community joined Gov. Rick Snyder and city and congressional officials on August 26, 2013 to kick off what was described as the largest residential blight removal in state history.

Garibaldi spoke to local media at the press conference about UDM's involvement. Detroit received $52.3 million to fund the demolition of some 4,000 vacant homes in targeted neighborhoods with potential for growth.

The money comes from the $500 million Michigan received in 2010 as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program's Hardest Hit Fund, designed to help homeowners in states hit hardest by the housing crisis.

Go to "Take Another Look at Detroit" to see media coverage of the press conference.


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August 20, 2013
UDM President Antoine Garibaldi welcomes students and family members during move-in day, including (from left) Shayla Hampton, mother of student Myron Hampton; student Jacob Flyte, U of D Jesuit's Class of 2013 valedictorian; and Jacob's father, Todd Flyte.

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July 26, 2013
In Detroit for the 2013 "Willie Green Summer Basketball Camp" for 250 youth, Dr. Garibaldi spent the morning with the L.A. Clippers shooting guard and UDM graduate.

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May 29, 2013
More than 1,000 people participated in the Third Annual International Children's Festival in Detroit. Dr. Garibaldi was honored to judge the ethnic performance groups at this year's event sponsored by the Turkish American Society and the Niagara Foundation.

May 2, 2013
Cass Tech High School hosted Dr. Garibaldi for a school assembly, where more than 500 students, including 40 seniors and 100 juniors attended. He was presented with a school cap and polo shirt by Class President Christopher Carter, fellow student Alexis Hamilton and Cass Business Teacher and UDM Alumnus, Dr. Richard James, who coordinated the visit. Cass Tech Principal Lisa Phillips and Assistant Principal & Director of Counseling Verynda Stroughter met with Dr. Garibaldi.
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April 30, 2013
Thirty-seven students from Henry Ford II High School (Sterling Heights) visited UDM to learn more about the Physician Assistant, Information Management and Nursing programs.

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April 17, 2013
Several metro Detroit high school chemistry teachers joined chemistry chair, Mark Benvenuto, his students and UDM President Antoine Garibaldi for an afternoon of experiments.

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April 6, 2013
Howard University's women's Lacrosse team joined a fellow Howard alumnus and UDM's president on the field prior to a game against the Detroit Titans.

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April 4, 2013
Students throughout the state participating in the Future 4 Teens program met with Dr. Garibaldi and others. The group toured campus and spent time learning about the University and its programs.

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March 30, 2013
President Garibaldi joined the Detroit Titans Women's Basketball team as they won the 2013 Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) with a 73-62 victory over the McNeese State Cowgirls on Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall.

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Dr. Garibaldi and members of the UDM community took the time to volunteer at Renaissance High School on March 2 to become reading tutors through the Detroit Public Schools Volunteer Reading Corps. Read More >>


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February 21, 2013
UDM President Garibaldi has lunch in the Fisher Building board room with current freshmen. The students talked about their first term on campus and ways to enrich their University experience.

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February 16, 2013
Dr. Garibaldi joined 300 Chinese students and scholars, the largest international community of UDM for a Chinese New Year party on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Student Center Ballroom. The event featured great food, performances and games, all celebrating traditional Chinese culture. The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is a most important annual festival for Chinese people, like Christmas is for Americans.


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February 6, 2013
Dr. Garibaldi visited Notre Dame Preparatory in Pontiac and met with Fr. Joseph Hindelang, S.M., Principal, and students Annmarie Craig, Francine Moriguchi, Erin Stone, Madeline Riley, Kal Baraim, and Natalie Strosser.


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January 23, 2013
The junior class of Gabriel Richard Catholic High School and principal Joseph Whalen visited and toured UDM's McNichols Campus and were welcomed by Dr. Garibaldi.


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January 11, 2013
Dr. Garibaldi took time to visit with the administration and students at Chandler Park Academy High School.

Left to right: Ronnie Phillips, Principal, Reese Jordan, Leon Fomby, Michael Jones, Dr. Wilhelmina Hall, Superintendent, Gabriel Lundy, Dr. Garibaldi, Diane Fisher, Former Principal