2022 Alumni Achievement Awards

Spirit Awards - Alumni Achievement

The Detroit Mercy Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards were established to recognize the University’s distinguished graduates from each of its colleges and schools who have excelled in their chosen professions, demonstrated outstanding leadership in their work, and devoted themselves in service to the larger community. Award recipients reflect the University’s mission of excellence and service and bring pride to their alma mater.

Sept 29, 2022
Student Union Ballroom
McNichols Campus

5:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
Complimentary Valet Parking 

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The recipients of the 2022 Spirit Awards were:

wilkins headshotCraig L. Wilkins ’85
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
School of Architecture & Community Design

2022 peleo-lazar  headshotMarlena Peleo-Lazar ’72
Former Chief Creative Officer
McDonald’s Corporation
College of Liberal Arts & Education

little headshotLinda Walton Little ’97
President & CEO
Neighborhood Service Organization
College of Health Professions

kennedy scott headshotPatricia D. Kennedy-Scott ’78
Regional President (Ret.)
Kaiser Foundation Health of Ohio
School of Law

donnelly headshotJohn C. Donnelly ’78
Consulting Director
Donnelly Penman & Partners
College of Business Administration

ryntz headshotRose A. Ryntz, Ph.D. ’83
Ryntz & Associates, LLC
College of Engineering & Science

newman headshotCheri S. Newman, D.D.S. ’89, ’90, ’98
Adjunct Professor (Ret.)
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
School of Dentistry