Spiritus Alumni Profiles

Peter NeydonPeter Neydon--education and drive fueled his success; his gratitude now helps UDM students thrive

Peter Neydon ’65, has a sense of ownership and pride in the education taking place in the classrooms and labs, the action on the basketball court and sports fields, and the socializing among students on the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus. It brings back fond memories of the time when he was a student at U of D in the mid-1960s and also elicits a proud family history. More...

Dominic PaluzziDominic Paluzzi--recent graduate takes his education to work

With an undergraduate degree in business administration (2004) and a J.D./M.B.A. (2007) from the University of Detroit Mercy, Dominic Paluzzi is well prepared for whatever curve ball the economy throws. He is an attorney at McDonald Hopkins PLC, yet also finds the time to serve as president of the UDM College of Business Administration (CBA) Alumni Board. Giving back to his alma mater as both a mentor and financial donor is a core value to Paluzzi, who has family connections to the University. More...

Margaret Samyn, M.D.Margaret Samyn, M.D.--doctor pays it forward with scholarship for science students

Margaret Samyn, M.D. ’85, seeks to help UDM students succeed by funding a new annual science scholarship. The scholarship is geared toward science students who want to be successful in school and their careers, and are willing to “pay it forward,” as part of a self-perpetuating, grassroots effort to mentor and support UDM students. More...


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