We want your stories!

It should come as no surprise to discover that alumni from Detroit Mercy are internationally known entrepreneurs and healthcare workers, award-winning entertainers and producers, athletes, coaches, volunteers and doers. Chances are, you can find yourself in one of those categories above. We want to tell your story, because in telling these stories, …

Nursing alumni can give input

The University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing is hosting an accreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on March 29-31, 2017 for the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral nursing programs.   As part of the process, the CCNE requires that the University provide an opportunity for the program’s constituents, …

2017 Spirit Awards honorees named

Each year, the University honors one alumnus from each of its schools and colleges for an Alumni Achievement Spirit Award. These honorees are leaders in their fields and have made their marks in other ways, too. The 2017 Spirit Award recipients who will be honored at a special event on …

CHP Dean Pacini to step down

When Christine Pacini entered University of Detroit as an undergraduate student in the 1960s, she had no idea how intertwined her life would become with the institution. After a 40-year affiliation with the University that has included positions as a professor and administrator, Pacini ’70, ’74 became dean of the College of Health Professions in …

Get to Know: Cynthia Zolnierek ’81

Cynthia Zolnierek was drawn to nursing because she wanted to care for people. She started her career caring and advocating for patients; today, as executive director of the Texas Nurses Association, her focus is advocating for other nurses. “I worked as a nurse’s assistant at a nursing home in high …

Alumna is a Name to Know, says Crain’s Detroit Business

Meredith Harper ’94, ’97 is on the Crain’s Detroit Business list “50 Names to Know in Information Technology.” Harper is the chief information privacy and security officer for Henry Ford Health System. Earlier this year she was given the University’s Spirit of Detroit Mercy: Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes graduates whose …

Grant provides scholarships for Health Professions students

Three College of Health Professions undergraduate students received $4,000 scholarships for this year thanks to a grant from Metro Health Foundation. CHP Dean Christine Pacini ’70, ’74 hosted an event for Metro Health Foundation representatives Theresa Sondys, senior program officer, and Dr. Judy Bean, board member, to meet the 2016-17 scholarship recipients …