Class of 2019: Valedictorian urges grads to trust in God’s plan

We are reprinting portions of the commencement speeches given at Detroit Mercy commencement ceremonies last week. Today’s excerpt is from a speech by Class of 2019 Valedictorian Mary Margaret Payne, who spoke at the undergraduate commencement on Saturday, May 11.  Payne is a chemistry major who is entering religious life. …

Class of 2019: A special commencement for softball team

Four members of the University of Detroit Mercy Class of 2019 were unable to attend Saturday’s commencement because they were busy in Chicago winning the women’s softball Horizon League Conference Championship for the first time since 1992. So a much more intimate commencement was held for the young women who …

Class of 2019: Danielle Maxwell, inspired to teach

Danielle Maxwell is thankful for the relationships she built with her professors while at University of Detroit Mercy. In fact, she was so inspired by her professors it’s motivated her to pursue a career as a chemistry professor. “The chemistry department at Detroit Mercy is like my second family,” Maxwell …

Meet the Class of 2019: Relicious Eboh — A future shaped by ReBUILD

Through University of Detroit Mercy’s ReBUILDetroit program, 2019 graduate Relicious Eboh says she learned about research, public health, serving others and, most important, a lot about herself. A member of the program’s first cohort, Eboh has discovered a passion for serving the community’s health needs that she says has altered …

Detroit Mercy dedicates Seibert Center for Innovation & Collaboration

University of Detroit Mercy dedicated the Frederick & Suzanne Seibert Center for Innovation & Collaboration last week. Funded through a generous gift from Frederick and Suzanne Seibert, this center — housed in the Engineering building — is designed to help foster creativity, build community and encourage the next generation of …

Class of 2019 Spirit Awards: Richard Kunnath ’71, engineer

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy chooses an alumnus of each of its Colleges or Schools to honor as someone who has excelled in his or her profession, demonstrated outstanding leadership in work and devoted himself or herself in service to the larger community. Award recipients reflect the University’s mission …

Alumni gift given to ensure Detroit Mercy, students prosper

Ed ’63 and Mary Jo ’62 Eick take their time when making a decision. They do their research, think about it and talk it over with each other because they want to make sure they are doing the right thing. University of Detroit Mercy’s lab that houses the assistive technology …