Class of 2019 Spirit Awards: Allan J. Warnick, D.D.S. ’64, forensic dentist

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

Class of 2019 Alumni Spirit Awards: Arlyce Seibert ’71, educator

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy chooses an alumnus of 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: Annie Mendoza ’14, ’16, building on Detroit Mercy’s ‘good foundation’

As a student in Detroit Mercy’s Master of Community Development program, Annie Mendoza ’14, ’16 knew she wanted to put her degree to use benefitting the city of Detroit. “I wanted to work for the city, not just in the city,” she explained. As the former sales and programs manager …

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 …

Get to know: Lenora Hardy-Foster ’88, ’96, in the business of caring

Among those inducted into the College of Business Administration’s Hall of Honor recently and also receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award was Lenora Hardy-Foster, ’88, ’96 president of the 95-year-old Judson Center, which provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan. Hardy-Foster earned an associate’s degree in business …

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 …

Alumna-staff member’s work showcased by U.S. Dept. of Ed

Earlier this year Lara Wasner ’96, ’05, who is director of Language & Cultural Training at University of Detroit Mercy, took a delegation of University faculty and Detroit K-12 teachers of arts and social sciences to to northeast Brazil for collaborative learning and project development. Participants developed a curriculum project designed to …