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April 2014


Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards

University of Detroit Mercy alumni are doing great things. Please join us as we host the inaugural University-wide celebration, Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards, on Friday, April 11. The new event will honor distinguished alumni with Alumni Achievement Awards. Award recipients reflect the University’s mission of excellence and service and bring pride to UDM For more information and to register, please visit the event page. The awardees this year are:

  • Emil J. Brolick '69, '72, president & CEO, The Wendy's Company
    College of Business Administration
  • John A. DiBiaggio '58, former president of Tufts University, Michigan State University and University of Connecticut
    School of Dentistry
  • Philip J. Kinsella '58, partner, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, LLC
    School of Architecture
  • Frederick M. Seibert '69, '73, owner and president, Preece, Inc.
    College of Liberal Arts & Education
  • Nancy A. Susick '86, senior vice president, Beaumont Health System; president, Beaumont Hospital, Troy
    College of Health Professions
  • William C. Young '64, CEO, Absopure Water Co. and Plastipak Holdings
    College of Engineering & Science
  • Brian K. Zahra '87, justice, Michigan Supreme Court
    School of Law

Theatre: Memory House

Memory House, UDM Theatre Company

The heartwarming comedic drama Memory House will complete the UDM Theatre Company’s 43rd season. It is an emotionally charged story of learning and letting go. Memory House opened on March 28 and runs through April 6, at the intimate 90-seat Grounds Coffeehaus on the UDM McNichols Campus.  Tickets are available by calling 313-993-3270.

National Jesuit ServiceI Make A Difference: National Jesuit Service 2014

In collaboration with the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities, UDM is coordinating multiple service projects this spring. The service projects are open to interested UDM alumni and alumni from the other 27 Jesuit colleges and universities living in the Detroit area. For more information on I Make A Difference: National Jesuit Service 2014, please visit the UDM Online Community.

Class of 1964 Reunion

Saturday, May 10, the University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate the class of 1964’s 50th Reunion. Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner in the President’s Dining Room in the Student Center of the McNichols Campus. For more information and to register, please visit the event page. Also, if you are interested in serving on the reunion planning committee, please email or call 313-993-1540.

Scene from Stealing HomeStealing Home Film Screening

Spring is in the air and that means Tigers baseball. With that in mind, enjoy a clip of UDM Assistant Professor of Communication  Jason Roche’s documentary, Stealing Home: At the Corner with Navin Field Grounds Crew. The documentary, winner of the Best of the Festival award from the 2014 Freep Film Festival and winner of the Best Feature Documentary award from the 2014 Detroit Dreaming Film Festival, shares the story of a group committed to preserving the grounds of the old Tiger Stadium in Corktown.