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The co-curricular Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to educate, engage and empower all Detroit Mercy students. Using the “Social Change Model,” the ELP offers students the opportunity to explore their leadership potential and abilities through involvement in programs, events and activities that include learning, leadership, spirituality and service, on and off campus.

All Detroit Mercy students have the chance to experience and live the University Mission.  As a student who lives Detroit Mercy's Mission, you will learn to exhibit leadership for the common good. Those students who choose to intentionally develop their leadership capacity will be recognized for their achievements by earning a Leadership Pin or a Leadership Medallion.

Students often exhibit leadership on campus in both formal and informal ways. You are likely already doing a number of things that fall within the categories of the above criteria for leadership development within Detroit Mercy's Conceptual Model for Social Change. This means that you are also meeting the criteria for the Emerging Leaders Program!

The Institute for Leadership & Service will give you recognition for the work you are doing, while encouraging you to excel and experience further leadership development opportunities to become leaders who serve the community. Recognition will be in the form of the Leadership Pin or the Leadership Medallion.

How to Join

  1. Please view the program presentation.
  2. Send an email to elp@udmercy.edu stating your interest and log into your Detroit Mercy LIVE account live.udmercy.edu. The login is your TitanPass my.udmercy.edu. Here you can request to join the Emerging Leaders Program. You will already have access to the ELP Pin and Medallion Paths. These Paths will help to map your progress through the checklist requirements and see which tasks or activities remain. 

The John Daniels Student Servant Leader of the Year

The student(s) awarded The John Daniels Servant Leader of the Year has shown outstanding growth throughout their undergraduate career at Detroit Mercy and has distinguished themselves by exemplary commitment in the role of servant leader. This award was named for John Daniels, director of the Institute for Leadership and Service from 2001 to 2009.

Service Verification Form

This form is essential to record your community service hours as a part of the Pin & Medallion requirements. Service needs to be documented so students have a chance to reflect on their experience and that way the Institute can properly recognize students for their contributions to the community.  

Service needs to be documented so students have a chance to reflect on their experience and that way the Institute can properly recognize students for their contributions to the community. Forms can be turned into the Institute Office in Briggs 212.

ELP Worksheet

Use the ELP Checklist to help keep track of your activities for the Medallion or Pin!

Please note: This checklist is for tracking purposes only, not for submission. All submissions will be on Detroit Mercy LIVE. 

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    Ready to Obtain the Emerging Leader Medallion or Pin?

    You must email your intent to receive the Pin and/or Medallion by: February 15th. 

    • If obtaining a Medallion attend a Group Reflection Session: Scheduled during the last week of February.
    • All requirements must be submitted in Detroit Mercy LIVE by March 15th.

    Check out the Emerging Leaders Program FAQs to answer any questions you may have!  If you have more questions, feel free to email elp@udmercy.edu. 

    Office Hours:

    Taneen Wood: Tues & Wed 1pm-5pm & Thurs 10am-2pm  

    Michael Eiten: Monday-Thursday 3pm-6pm 

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    Emerging Leaders Program Past Awards

    Congratulations to our Medallion and Pin awardees! 

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    John Daniels Student Servant Leader of the Year Awardees

    Saamera Awali 

    Leadership Pin Award Recipients: 

    College of Liberal Arts and Education 

    Bryan Debono – Business Administration and Psychology   

    Da’ Jonae Foster – Psychology 

    Courtney Gilbert – Developmental Psychology   

    Bethany Howard – Psychology   

    Heather Nelson – Criminal Justice 

    Sydney Pollock – Psychology   

    Nicholas Sandercott – Psychology   

    College of Business Administration 

    Tayler Curry – Business Administration   and Spanish Language Certificate 

    Bryan Debono – Business Administration and Psychology   

    Paige Fairchild – Business Administration   

    Nicole Gebara – Business Administration   and Psychology Minor 

    Vania Noguez – Business Administration and Philosophy Minor 

    Pauline Van Herck – Business Administration and Political Science Minor 

    College of Engineering and Science 

    Saamera Awali – Biology   

    Kiefer Degener – Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Design Minor & Certificate Catholic Studies 

    Fatima Edriss – Biology and Arabic Language Certificate 

    Mousa Farraj – Biochemistry and Philosophy Minor 

    Morgan Girardi – Biochemistry and Business Minor 

    Elizabeth Gonser – Biology and Psychology Minor 

    Deja Lee – Biology  and Psychology Minor 

    Tavala Luciow – Pre-Medical Biology   and Theatre Minor & Spanish Language Certificate 

    Danielle Maxwell – Chemistry   

    Payal Patel – Biology and Psychology Minor 

    Kathrine Yacoo – Biochemistry  

    College of Health Professions/McCauley School of Nursing

    Mallory Dapprich – Nursing   

    Jena Fear – Nursing   

    Maya Ghandour – Nursing   

    Jamie Hetzel – Nursing   

    James Hogg – Nursing   

    Kori Keyes – Nursing   

    Vanessa Lee – Nursing   

    Cassidy Lombardi – Nursing   

    Alisa Smith – Nursing   

    Angel Thymalil – Nursing   

    Taylor Topolski – Nursing   

    Emily Unger – Nursing   

    Leadership Medallion Award Recipients: 

    John Daniels Student Servant Leader of the Year Awardees

    College of Liberal Arts and Education 

    Courtney Gilbert – Developmental Psychology   

    Sydney Pollock – Psychology   

    Nicholas Sandercott – Psychology  

    College of Business Administration 

    Tayler Curry – Business Administration   and Spanish Language Certificate 

    Paige Fairchild – Business Administration   

    College of Engineering and Science 

    Saamera Awali – Biology    

    Kiefer Degener – Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Design Minor, & Certificate Catholic Studies 

    Mousa Farraj – Biochemistry and Philosophy Minor 

    Elizabeth Gonser – Biology  and Psychology Minor 

    Deja Lee – Biology   and Psychology Minor 

    Tavala Luciow – Pre-Medical Biology and Theatre Minor & Spanish Language Certificate 

    Danielle Maxwell – Chemistry 

    College of Health Professions & McCauley School of Nursing 

    Maya Ghandour – Nursing 

    Vanessa Lee – Nursing 

    Angel Thymalil – Nursing 

    Taylor Topolski – Nursing 

    Emily Unger – Nursing