World-famous Great Lakes ship collection part of Detroit Mercy legacy

Throughout the school year, Pat Higo fields calls for photos and other materials as an archives and special collections librarian at University of Detroit Mercy. But there’s a specific collection Higo receives more requests for than any other and it’s been part of the University’s legacy for decades. “At least …

Class of ’22 Alumni Spirit Honorees: Rose Ryntz ’83 — leader in chemistry

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy chooses an alumnus from 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 …

Get to know: Richard Dolinski ’61, ’63, ’66, from chemist to community activist

Richard Dolinski ’61, ’63, ’66 used his University of Detroit degrees to springboard a 32-year career at Dow Chemical. With the company, he held prestigious positions such as president of Dow Automotive and corporate vice president.  But perhaps his most impactful professional accomplishments exist outside of his tenure at the long-time …

Science students bring fruit fly science to kindergarteners 

Detroit Mercy senior Luciana Riachi spent her spring break not on some beach in a warm locale enjoying some much-needed relaxation. Instead, she spent time introducing high-level scientific concepts to young children.  In early March, Riachi and several Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science students brought microscopes to show …

Get to know: Robert McKeon Aloe ’06, using science in pursuit of perfect espresso

Robert McKeon Aloe draws from his day job at Apple, his University of Detroit Mercy education and a passion for data science in creating a tiny cup of perfection. McKeon Aloe, a 2006 alumnus of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Sciences, works as a manager for Apple in California, …

Class of ’22: Valedictorian’s love for literature fuels dental dreams

To mark the graduation of the Class of 2022, Marketing & Communications is profiling several students who were nominated by staff and faculty for their contributions to the University and their potential to make a difference after graduation. For more information about 2022 commencement exercises, please click here. When Mehar Soni gives her …

Class of ’22: Engineering grad overcomes challenges, learns lifetime lessons

To mark the graduation of the Class of 2022, Marketing & Communications is profiling several students who were nominated by staff and faculty for their contributions to the University and their potential to make a difference after graduation. For more information about 2022 commencement exercises, please click here. Mohammed Harhara was a senior …