Fall 2010
Tapestry

UDM to serve as university partner for Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

UDM recently announced that it will serve as university partner for the new Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, co-founded by Jalen Rose, a University of Michigan alumnus and former Fab Five basketball player, and Michael Carter '72, '78, an entrepreneur who holds a liberal arts degree and an M.B.A. from University of Detroit.

Portraits and UDM logo
Jalen Rose, left, and Michael Carter '72, '78.

The Academy is one of four new public charter high schools in Detroit supported by Michigan Future, Inc. The school, which is scheduled to open in September 2011, will provide a supportive educational opportunity for Detroit students to help them meet the Michigan Future expectations that: 85 percent of the students will graduate; 85 percent of the graduates will enroll in college; and 85 percent of those students will graduate from college. The Academy will strive for 100 percent high school graduation, 95 percent college enrollment, and 90 percent college graduation.

The school will admit a new ninth grade class of students each of the following three years for a total enrollment of 500 students. Academy students will interact with UDM through campus visits, activities, guest lecturers and college mentoring. Beginning in the 11th grade, students will have the opportunity for dual enrollment at UDM, thus the intention is that many of the students will graduate from UDM, generating additional revenue.

The Academy's planning team is currently selecting a Detroit location for the school. Until it is determined, the new school leader, Charles Muncatchy, will use temporary office space in Briggs Building Room 345 from November 2010 through April 2011. Muncatchy most recently served as superintendent of schools in Mt. Clemens and will assume his new role as the Academy's Educational Entrepreneur, Nov. 1.

UDM names new president

The UDM Board of Trustees has named Antoine M. Garibaldi as the University's new president! Find out more.

Homecoming 2011

Sunday, Jan. 16

10 a.m. Mass

11 a.m. Chili Cook-off and Tailgate

1 p.m. Detroit Titans Men's Basketball

Details & registration:
Homecoming 2011 page

Class Reunions:
'61, '86, '06

Has it really been that long?

Class of 1961
Golden Reunion
May 13 & 14, 2011

Class of 1986
25 Year Reunion
Fall of 2011
Volunteers needed

Class of 2006
Five Year Reunion
Fall of 2011
Volunteers needed

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UDMgrad@udmercy.edu
313-993-1540

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