Get to know: Richard ’73 and Penny ’66 Persiani, making a world of difference

How they met Richard and Penny Persiani met the way a couple might meet in a romantic comedy. The two did not know each other, but each were teaching part-time at Detroit Mercy Dental when they got into an elevator together. The elevator stopped between floors and maintenance had to …

Vets benefit from partnership between Engineering, Nursing programs

A unique educational program bringing Mechanical Engineering and Nursing students together for a project to aid disabled veterans has been quietly meeting its goal of making lives better.  This year, it got the media attention it deserves. Students earning a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering spend their entire senior year working on a …

Tennis teams share their love for the sport

It’s part of University of Detroit Mercy’s mission to be a part of the community we live in. The athletic department takes this seriously and sets a high standard—all teams give back in some way. This winter, the men’s and women’s tennis teams have been giving a helping hand to …