Today starts our Donor Challenge: Help us beat Oakland University

University of Detroit Mercy will once again face off against Oakland University for the Detroit Mercy vs. OU Donor Challenge, which started today and runs through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. The winner is determined based on the number of donors during the competition timeline and will be announced during …

DCDC receives nearly $2 million in grants from foundation partners

Grants totaling $1.45 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation will support the work of the Impact Detroit Network, of which the University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) is one of the leaders. These grants will support a major initiative designed to improve the …

Corporations, foundations support Detroit Mercy students, projects

University of Detroit Mercy’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports recent grants and corporate gifts totaling $185,600. These grants and gifts will help support University of Detroit Mercy students, programs and community service through a number of initiatives. Among the grants are: $80,000 from the Sutaruk Foundation to fund …

Thank you! $100-million goal reached; opportunities to help remain

The Campaign for University of Detroit Mercy has reached its $100-million goal a year ahead of schedule. “The success of the campaign is due to the generosity of our alumni and friends as well as their dedication to educating the next generation of our graduates in the Jesuit and Mercy …

Get to know: Tony Martinico ’65, ’89, ’99, retiring professor looks forward to new beginning

“Ghosts haunt institutions,” says Professor of Architecture Tony Martinico. “I don’t want to be one of those ghosts.” That’s why, when the fall 2018 semester ended in December, Martinico retired from the University he has taught at for 39 years, from which he has three degrees, and that he first …

Honoring the spirit of our alumni

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy honors an alumnus from each College or School as people who exemplify the Jesuit and Mercy traditions of the University. The 2019 class of the Spirit of University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Achievement Awards has just been selected and they are a diverse group …

Get to know: John Rectenwald ’68, supporting efforts to improve vision in West Africa

John Rectenwald ’68 knows process. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, he spent five years in the Navy, became a decorated Vietnam War vet and was a member of the White House military staff where he ran the operations at Camp David.  He returned to Michigan and worked for …