Alumni Class Notes

ClassnotesHave you recently been promoted, honored or published? Have you switched employers or career paths? Share the news with fellow Detroit Mercy alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff.

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1970s

Donald J. Bachand ’73, ’76 is the new president of Saginaw Valley State University. He was previously dean of Arts and Behavioral Sciences and provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at the school.

Maureen Lahiff ’71 received the 2019 Zak Sabry Mentorship Award from the University of California School of Public Health. She has been a lecturer in biostatistics at the school since 1991.

1990s

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Steven M. Bieda ’92 to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. He is a former assistand Democratic Floor Leader in the Michigan State Senate and a former state representative.

2010s

Asia Rawls ’18 was named to The Michigan Chronicle’s 2019 40 Under 40 list of African-American professionals who inspire others through their vision and leadership. She is the director of software education and training at Trumble, Inc., where she manages the delivery and use of real-time technology and mobile applications.

Lynita Taylor ’10, ’12 was named to The Michigan Chronicle’s 2019 40 Under 40 list of African-American professionals who inspire others through their vision and leadership. She is the diversity and inclusion program manager for Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business.