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Spiritus Alumni Profiles

Kathleen and Charles NemesKathleen ’81, & Charles ’81, Nemes

For Kathleen ’81, and Charles ’81, Nemes, the University of Detroit Mercy is truly a family affair. Not only did they meet at UDM, (subsequently were married) and now have a son who is a current UDM student, they together have a long list of family members who, dating back to the 1920s, have their own history with the University. More...


Arnie OchsArnie Ochs ’57

The journey of Arnie Ochs ’57, from a University of Detroit football guard to a fly fisherman includes a legendary career that took him from teacher to manufacturing executive, topped off by ownership of an orchard, winery and robotics company. More...


Laura SoaveLaura Soave ’00

One would expect the position of head of Fiat Brand, North America, held by UDM alumna Laura Soave (MBA 2000), to encompass sales figures, profit-loss statements, focus groups and statistical analysis. It does, but with a twist. Soave’s expertise in experiential marketing also makes it a hands-on position that engages customers, dealers, the media and industry influencers.More...