Alumna honored for commitment to students

Congratulations to alumna Kathleen Walker ’08, ReBUILDetroit student success coordinator, who received Detroit Mercy’s 2016 Commitment to Excellence Award for an administrator for her dedication to student success. The award, given each December, recognizes outstanding staff and administrators who provide excellent service, promote Detroit Mercy’s mission and go beyond the expectations …

Alumnus professor works on future of chemistry teaching

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Matthew Mio ’97, was elected as a full member of the Society Committee on Education (SOCED) within the American Chemical Society (ACS), which supports the development and implementation of programs that bring the wonder, excitement, opportunities and challenges of modern chemical science. “This is a …

Ford, CES pair for mobility app

Later this year nonprofit organizations and volunteers may be able to connect and work together thanks to an app being developed by students and faculty in the College of Engineering & Science. The $200,000 Bill Ford Better World Challenge grant is an innovative global program in which Ford employees work …

Baking bread was a learning experience

“I had tremendous learning experience at UDM, all through my three graduate degree programs, 1992-94 M.E. Electrical Engineering, 1994-96 MBA, and 1996-1997 MA Economics.

I have many cherished memories from the times that I spent with learned professors under their astute guidance. But the most poignant one is that of my time working as a cook at the UDM Jesuit Residence — Lansing-Reilly Hall, during fall 1992. As an international student, this was my very first Job in the United States, earning a full $4.35/hr. I used to start my work at 5 a.m. and cook bread for the Jesuit priests. And had great privilege to serve them all different kinds of breads, as part of their morning breakfast. It was labor of love and gift to be in their service.

To this day, I cherish the values and virtues of humility, simplicity and transparency that I witnessed there.”

Himanshu Gandhi ’94, ’96, ’97 College of Engineering & Science, College of Business Administration