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Titan for a Day: February 1 - 28, 2023

Get an insider's look at academic life at University of Detroit Mercy! During Titan for a Day, you will shadow a college class and gain a solid understanding of what it's like to be a Detroit Mercy student.

The Titan for a Day hosts are listed below. If you'd like to be paired with a particular student, please specify your preferred host when completing the registration form.

 

Anna Provenzano

Anna Provenzano

Major: Architecture
Class Standing: 
Sophomore
Hometown: Oakland, Michigan
High School: Lutheran High School North
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: American Institute of Architecture Students
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the culture and community that surrounds our school, especially the architecture school.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Belle Isle, if I have to pick just one. Tour with me to find out the others!

Larisa Snegourenko

Larisa Snegourenko

Major: Architecture
Class Standing: Junior
Hometown: Warren, Michigan
High School: Seaholm High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: American Institute of Architecture Students and National Organization of Minority Architecture Students
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is that it is a small campus and you really get to know other students and professors.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Belle Isle.

Renee Kesto

Renee Kesto

Major: Architectural Engineering
Class Standing: Sophomore
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan
High School: AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: American Society of Civil Engineers and Chaldean American Student Association
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is how small it is. I know everyone in my classes, which makes it a more comfortable environment.
My favorite spot in Detroit is downtown Detroit because it has a large variety of restaurants and coffee shops to go to.

Olivia Peruzzi

Olivia Peruzzi

Major: Biochemistry
Class Standing: Senior
Hometown: Grosse Pointe, Michigan
High School: Grosse Pointe North High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Chemistry Club, Titan Equity Nourish Network, Pre-Medical Club, Emerging Leaders Program, Teaching Assistant and College of Engineering & Science Ambassador
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is that you're surrounded by a lot of motivated individuals with the same end goal; this helps remind you that you're where you need to be and you'll get there, too.
My favorite spots in Detroit are Dessert Oasis, For the Love of Sugar, Royale with Cheese and Rocco's Italian Deli.

Caleb Dupuy

Caleb Dupuy

Major: 5-Year Business Administration
Class Standing: Sophomore
Hometown: Allen Park, Michigan
High School: Allen Park High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Entrepreneurship Club, Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics, University Honors Program and Student Advisory Board
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the opportunity to go on the international business trip.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Comerica Park and the area around it.

Mary San

Mary Sankarathil

Major: 5-Year Business Administration / Accounting
Class Standing: Freshman
Hometown: Shelby Township, Michigan
High School: International Academy East
Live On-Campus or Commute: Live On-Campus
Campus Involvement: Student Advisory Board
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the close-knit environment. Creating more personal relationships with professors makes it easier to ask questions and thrive in the classroom setting.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Campus Martius Park.

Noah Mulligan

Noah Mulligan

Major: Business Administration
Class Standing: Junior
Hometown: Macomb, Michigan
High School: Dakota High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Entrepreneurship Club
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the smaller class sizes, which allow for a more personable learning experience.
My favorite spot in Detroit is downtown Detroit. I like going downtown for dinner after class; there are a lot of nice restaurants to visit.

Ricardo Tapia Vargas

Ricardo Tapia Vargas

Major: Electrical Engineering
Class Standing: Freshman
Hometown: Melvindale, Michigan
High School: Melvindale High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: University Honors Program
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the small class sizes, which allow students to get help and ask questions during class and office hours.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Campus Martius Park.

Afnan Amro

Afnan Amro

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Sophomore
Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
High School: Edsel Ford High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Student Nurse Association, Students for Justice in Palestine and Muslim Student Association
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the small campus. I don't have to run or walk for 30 minutes to get to my classes on time.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Haraz Coffee House.

Isaiah Bonner

Isaiah Bonner

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Sophomore
Hometown: Romulus, Michigan
High School: Woodhaven High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Live On-Campus
Campus Involvement: Track & Field, Cross Country and Sigma Pi
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is how it's very small and the learning environment is so engaging.
My favorite spots in Detroit are Uptown BBQ and U of D Coney Island. I also love going to Tigers and Pistons games.

 

Jamil Burson-Bentahar

Jamil Burson-Bentahar

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Freshman
Hometown: Shelby Township, Michigan
High School: Adlai Stevenson High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Mercy Corps and Chaldean American Student Association
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the campus and the environment that I'm surrounded by.
My favorite spot in Detroit is the Greektown strip, and my favorite restaurant is PAO. The vibes, music and food are spectacular.

Cailyn Calhoun

Cailyn Calhoun

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Freshman
Hometown: New Haven, Michigan
High School: Detroit School of Arts
Live On-Campus or Commute: Live On-Campus
Campus Involvement: Dance Team and Black Student Union
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the campus' size and how it is so easy to form study groups and find people with similar interests.
My favorite spot in Detroit is downtown Detroit because of the events that occur and the shopping areas that are offered.

Yacine Ndiaye

Yacine Ndiaye

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Junior
Hometown: Hazel Park, Michigan
High School: Hazel Park High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Student Nurse Association
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the close-knit relationships between professors and students. Class sizes are smaller to allow for in-depth learning.
My favorite spot in Detroit is the campus library. There are multiple spots to study, dine and even do group assignments.

Delaney Roose

Delaney Roose

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Junior
Hometown: St. Clair Shores, Michigan
High School: Bishop Foley Catholic High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Student Nurse Association
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the friends that I have made.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Little Caesars Arena for Red Wings games.

Jacob Yasso

Jacob Yasso

Major: Political Science / Pre-Law
Class Standing: Junior
Hometown: Sterling Heights, Michigan
High School: Henry Ford II High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Live On-Campus
Campus Involvement: Student Alumni Leadership Council, Chaldean American Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association and University Honors Program
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is that I am never alone. There is always someone to help or advise me through tough times.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Mootz Pizza.

Kendall Komajda

Kendall Komajda

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Junior
Hometown: Warren, Michigan
High School: Cousino High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Student Nurse Association and Peer Educator
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the learning opportunities. The classroom sizes are super small, so it makes it easier to ask questions and have more activities throughout class.
My favorite spot in Detroit is the Riverwalk. It's a really beautiful place to go for a walk with friends in the spring.

Grace Mahoof

Grace Mahoof

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Junior
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
High School: Bloomfield Hills High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Student Nurse Association and Campus Crusade for Christ
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the relationships I've built with my professors.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Campus Martius Park.

Laila Medic

Laila Medic

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Freshman
Hometown: Harrison Township, Michigan
High School: L'Anse Creuse High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: N/A
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the size of our campus. It's a lot easier to get to know people and form groups. I love the sense of community we have on campus, making everyone feel welcome.
My favorite spot in Detroit is the Fillmore because I have gone to some amazing concerts there and created some of my favorite memories. Plus, Mom's Spaghetti is right next to it.

Philopateer Hanein

Philopateer Hanein

Major: 7-Year Dental / Biology
Class Standing: Senior
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
High School: Philopateer Christian College
Live On-Campus or Commute: Live On-Campus
Campus Involvement: Resident Advisor and College of Engineering & Science Ambassador
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the small class sizes and extremely approachable professors.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Campus Martius Park.

Anna-Simone Mousaad

Anna-Simone Mousaad

Major: 7-Year Dental / Biology
Class Standing: Freshman
Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan
High School: Stoney Creek High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: N/A
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the small class sizes because I can create a one-on-one connection with my professors, and it is easier to make friends.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Campus Martius Park, especially during the holiday season.

Rita Sallumi

Rita Sallumi

Major: 7-Year Dental / Biology
Class Standing: Sophomore
Hometown: Clinton Township, Michigan
High School: Henry Ford II High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Chemistry Club, Biology Club, American Dental Student Association, Pre-Dentistry Student Association, Children's Oral Health Club, Feminist Coalition and College of Engineering & Science Ambassador
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the community. Everyone seems to get to know everyone on campus and they push you to succeed. The strong community is an important source of social connection and creates this sense of belonging.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Go! Sy Thai.

Sharita Reddy

Sharita Reddy

Major: Pre-Dental / Biology
Class Standing: Junior
Hometown: Northville, Michigan
High School: Northville High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Chemistry Club, Teaching Assistant and College of Engineering & Science Ambassador
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the small class sizes and participating in Chem Club. I also love how all of my professors know me personally and I know them.
My favorite spots in Detroit are Detroit Shipping Company (especially Momo Cha), Chazzano Coffee Roasters and the Gripper Food Truck.

McKenzie Witt

McKenzie Witt

Major: Pre-Dental / Biology
Class Standing: Sophomore
Hometown: Sterling Heights, Michigan
High School: Regina High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Gamma Phi Beta, Children's Oral Health Club and Pre-Dentistry Student Association
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the class sizes and extracurricular activities! I love the small classes because they allow for deeper relationships between professors and students, which lead to more success in the classroom. Being part of organizations helped me find lifelong friends with similar goals and interests to push me to be the best version of myself.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Bird Bee. It has very trendy clothes and is in the heart of downtown Detroit.

Selina Hakim

Selina Hakim

Major: Pre-Medical / Biology
Class Standing: Sophomore
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
High School: Holy Names Catholic High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: N/A
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the countless professors that care so much about every individual student and really make an impact in encouraging a student's success.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Campus Martius Park.

Salina Mueller

Salina Mueller

Major: 5-Year Physician Assistant / Biology
Class Standing: Junior
Hometown: Swartz Creek, Michigan
High School: Lake Fenton High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Live On-Campus
Campus Involvement: Pre-PA Club, Chemistry Club, Titan Pep Band and College of Engineering & Science Ambassador
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the smaller class sizes and the availability of the professors for one-on-one and small group review sessions.
My favorite spots in Detroit are Detroit Shipping Company and Chazzano Coffee Roasters.

Selena Fadhil

Selena Fadhil

Major: Pre-Physician Assistant / Biology
Class Standing: Freshman
Hometown: Macomb, Michigan
High School: Dakota High School
Live On-Campus or Commute: Live On-Campus
Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Lebanese Student Association, Pre-PA Club, Chemistry Club and Section 313
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the campus size and being able to get to know people and professors personally.
My favorite spot in Detroit is downtown Detroit. It is a beautiful area to go explore with many shops, restaurants and entertainment options.

Layal Nassif

Layal Nassif

Major: Pre-Physician Assistant / Biology
Class Standing: Senior
Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan (grew up in Kuwait)
High School: Arab Modern Academy
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Pre-PA Club, Chemistry Club, Art Club and College of Engineering & Science Ambassador
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is the diversity and cultural experiences we get to share and appreciate on campus, along with the wide set of clubs you can be part of and join.
My favorite spot in Detroit is Condado Tacos.

Meena Savaya

Meena Savaya

Major: 6-Year Pharmacy / Chemistry
Class Standing: Senior
Hometown: Sterling Heights, Michigan
High School: Utica Academy for International Studies
Live On-Campus or Commute: Commute
Campus Involvement: Chemistry Club and College of Engineering & Science Ambassador
My favorite thing about Detroit Mercy is how small the school is. It allows me to interact more in my classes and it helps me build a great relationship with my professors.
My favorite spot in Detroit is the Student Fitness Center on campus. I really enjoy going there to relax and have fun with my friends.