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: Robert McKeon Aloe ’06, using science in pursuit of perfect espresso

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Robert McKeon Aloe draws from his day job at Apple, his University of Detroit Mercy education and a passion for data science in creating a tiny cup of perfection. McKeon Aloe, a 2006 alumnus of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Sciences, works as a ...

Get to know: Michael Okoroafor ’82, leading the way in sustainability

After more than 30 years as an educator, scientist, packaging expert and leader, Michael Okoroafor ’82 says his new position is the pinnacle of his career. As the first chief sustainability officer at McCormick & Company, Okoroafor is now tasked with executing the company’s sustainability ...

Get to know: Suchi Reddy ’91, making waves with design

The pandemic did little to slow down Suchi Reddy. The 1991 graduate from the School of Architecture & Community Development is receiving wide acclaim for two very different high-profile design projects – both developed during the pandemic – that have earned her praise and showcase ...

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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