A Values-Based Education

Our students learn Jesuit and Mercy values.

Brother’s health concerns lead ReBUILD student to research path

student showing research“When I was little, I always wanted to do research into hydrocephalus,” Mims said. “My brother has had a shunt all his life, and you have to be cautious about certain things like sports. Doctors told him not to go in planes because of the pressure changes. Since my brother’s been in college, he has had more than 12 operations and shunt revisions. Our mom has hydrocephalus. We’ve been affected deeply.

hand device to hold pot steadyDetroit Mercy capstone project gives students the chance to change lives

University of Detroit Mercy students saw the culmination of two semesters of work — not to mention four years of learning — when they presented life-changing capstone projects to veterans at Detroit's John D. Dingell VA Medical Center.


Our alumni live them.

Get to know: Danielle Cermak ’00, one of the Air Force’s elite leaders

Danielle Cermak and her plane
Of the nearly 336,000 U.S. Air Force airmen serving on active duty today, fewer than 1% have achieved the rank of colonel and less than a quarter of those are women. Only after dedicating a minimum of 22 years serving in the military and three ...

Get to know: Faye Alexander Nelson ’75, ’81, working hard for the city she loves

Faye Alexander Nelson smiling in a traditional headshot
In 2003, Faye Alexander Nelson ’75, ’81 became the inaugural president and CEO of Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.   Most people she talked to about the post told her it was a mistake, and that the project was a fool’s errand. No one wanted to visit downtown ...

Get to know: Pat Kelly, S.J., ’83, helping the Vatican help athletes

Pat Kelly at the Summit
Patrick Kelly, S.J. ’83 has long been invested in sports, from playing them at a high level as a youth and in college to writing and teaching about them. He’s now taking his passion to a higher calling, as he recently was part of an ...

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Service and Immersion

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Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN)

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Service Learning

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The Institute for Leadership and Service