Commencement 2002:

School Welcomes the First Graduates of the Master's Program

Nautilus, Summer 2002 issue

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The University of Detroit Mercy Commencement ceremony on May 11, 2002 was particularly special for the School of Architecture. The University honored architecture alumnus Warren Loranger ('51) with the Doctor of Humane Letters degree (see separate story). The School also watched its first graduates of the Master of Architecture program accept diplomas.

The following alumni who have already earned their Bachelor of Architecture degree returned to the School to complete the credits necessary to earn a M.Arch.:

Theresa M. Adams ('90)
Jennifer M. Barty ('01)
Alicia M. Bayley ('93)
Wayne E. Chubb ('00)
Debra D. Davis ('84) Giuseppe DiSanto ('97)
Lawrence C. Divita ('89)
Tyler J. Dobson ('01)
Robert O. Dybas
Stephen C. Foster ('92)
Joel G. Galanty ('97)
Cynthia M. Harman
Jessica M. Knight ('01)
Sandra M. Laux ('85)
Ariadni G. Leon ('93)
Carolina E. Lopez
Paul J. Merlo
Chileshe K. Mulenga ('95)
Amy L. Rakich ('01)
Scott E. Siegel ('82)
Daniel C. Waters ('99)
Timothy A. Zielke ('00)
Here's what two of our alumni told us about their experience in the program:

"The master's program was refreshing. It reminded me of the excitement of learning and the stress of homework and reading," says Wayne Chubb ('00), assistant project manager, Hobbs + Black Associates, Inc., who earned his B.Arch. with honors in 2000. "I recommend it to any alumnus who is looking for a new mental challenge. My only suggestion is to not take two classes during the same term while working full time. Deadlines never cooperate."

Theresa Adams ('90), project coordinator at Diversified Construction Management, Inc.: “It was really engaging and refreshing to go back after being out of school for so long. I feel rejuvenated.” Adams focused her courses on real estate practice and urban theory. She feels that the master's degree and the types of classes she took in the program will open new avenues for her career.

For more information on how alumni can return to the School of Architecture to earn a Master of Architecture or how new students can enter the program, call 313 993-1532.

This spring, the School also welcomed the following graduates as new alumni. These students are the first graduates who started the Master of Architecture program as freshmen five years ago.

Jason P. Haigler
William L. Rapson
Kelly J. Waterman
Jonathan M. Waters