UDM News Releases

Here are the most recent University of Detroit Mercy news releases. For more news, see the archive.

Recent UDM News:

Federal Grant Awarded to Support UDM First-Generation Students

July 24, 2015

First-generation, economically disadvantaged and/or students with disabilities will soon receive even greater support at University of Detroit Mercy through a new five-year $1.1 million Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This is the University’s first TRIO Programs grant.

UDM Theatre Company announces 2015-2016 season

July 14, 2015

The UDM Theatre Company announces its 2015-2016 season with new artistic partners and new performance locations. The season includes one Midwest Premiere, two new provocative pieces and a holiday classic.

UDM Names Jim Holland to Board of Trustees

July 14, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy’s Board of Trustees welcomes new member Jim Holland ’89 MBA of Ford Motor Company. Holland is vice president of vehicle component and system engineering for the automaker. With more than 30 years experience at Ford, Holland’s current role is central to the company’s commitment to developing vehicles with top quality, fuel efficiency, safety and smart technology.

UDM Dental Partners with Community Living Services to Provide Dental Care

June 18, 2015

Detroit, MI - If you live with a mental illness or developmental disability, many times you have to take medications that can be very hard on your teeth and gums. After years of taking medication, serious dental issues may arise and that’s why Community Living Services has partnered with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) to provide some relief.

UDM School of Law Announces Scholarship in Memory of Alumna Judy Ford

June 17, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law announces a $100,000 endowed scholarship funded by Howard James Ford in memory of his late wife, Judith V. Ford, a 1990 alumna of the School.  The first Judith V. (Judy) Ford Endowed Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded this fall to a second-year law student for the 2015 - 2016 academic year.   Ford established the scholarship to provide financial support to students who, like his wife Judy, are seeking a law degree to pursue a second career path in life and demonstrate a strong commitment by excelling academically their first year of school.