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President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., with Detroit Mercy students in the St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building, in front of the mosaic of "Our Lady of Guadalupe."

Pictured from left to right: Kyle Beauregard, Blake Lombardo, Nicole West, Jillian Grabowski, President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., Sarah Montone, Haleigh Ristovski, Jarod Williams, Dhruv Patel.


Upcoming Events

Alumni Chili Cook-off

Registration is now open for this favorite alumni event happening Friday, Feb. 10. For more information and to see the complete list of chili chefs, visit the event page.

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Theatre Afterglow

Theatre Co. Afterglows

Join Detroit Mercy alumni, faculty and students after two of the Theatre Company's upcoming performances for a chance to speak with the performers. The afterglow for Bus Stop is Feb. 11, and for Avenue Q is March 25.

FCA Ford

Save the date: FCA & Ford Alumni Tailgates

Mark your calendars. We will be hosting, once again, basketball tailgate parties for FCA and Ford employees who are also Detroit Mercy Alumni. The tailgates will be Jan. 27 and Feb. 21, respectively. Both events will be followed by a men's basketball game.


Motor City Madness

Horizon League Basketball Championship Tournament is once again being played at Joe Louis Arena, March 3-7. As an added event, this year we'll be hosting a tailgate reception before our first game. More information about the tournament and the reception is coming soon, but for now, let's keep cheering on our Titans.

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Detroit Mercy makes an
appearance in D.C., twice!

In November, Detroit Mercy sent representatives to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. While advocating for Peace while on the Hill, participants also brought back ideas on how we, as a community can be advocates for justice. Also in November, approximately 20 Detroit Mercy alumni gathered to watch the Red Wings take on the D.C. Capitals. The Detroit Mercy community in D.C. was excited to connect with fellow alumni in the area.
Class of 57
Class of '57
The Mercy College of Detroit Class of 1957 hosted its annual get together recently. Those attending were, back row, left to right, Marianne Galluch, Sharon Nightingale, Rose Marie Held, Jean Beadle, Claire Knopp, Sue White, Mary Watters, and Katie Richard. In front, from left, are Mary Pat Kaminski, Theresa Parkanzky, Terry Browne, and Bernadine Maycock.


Sister Beth Finster's Golden Jubilee

On Nov. 6, Sr. Beth Ann Finster celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph. Over 140 faculty, staff, students and alumni attended to share in her special day.
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Hunger and Homelessness Week

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year before Thanksgiving. It is a time for us all to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience Hunger and Homelessness.
Detroit Mercy's Participation

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday Success

Thanks to support from the entire Detroit Mercy community, we raised nearly $100,000 from 129 donors in just 24 hours. These funds will allow us to enhance student success and all of our already excellent academic programs. If you didn't have a chance to participate, you still have time. We accept donations all year long.
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Stay Connected


If you, like so many of our alumni, love to talk about your time at college, we want to hear your story. Click Here and share with us how your experiences changed your life, how a favorite professor inspired you or how you met your best friend. Also, visit to read what other alumni are saying.

Approximately 13 alumni helped pilot a new mentoring program with students, 30 Minute Mentors. Based on the overwhelming success of this pilot and interest for increased alumni to student engagement, we will implement additional activities in future semesters. Click Here if you are interested in volunteering to help our current students.

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Alumni Highlights



Rebecca "Bucky" Willis '12
Willis has been awarded five international fellowships that have taken her to Toronto, Athens, Salzburg, Vermont, Chicago and Washington State.
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Fr. Robert J. Fisher '83
Fr. Fisher was named by Pope Francis as one of two auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Currently, Fisher serves as the rector for the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak.
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Luther Keith '72
Keith has been named one of the 10 Michiganians of the Year by The Detroit News. Keith was honored for “his commitment to bringing people together to improve Detroit’s neighborhoods."
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Chris Shevins '15
Former Detroit Mercy Lacrosse Defenseman just signed a contract with the National Lacrosse League's Rochester Knighthawks.
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