Class of ’22 Alumni Spirit honorees: Craig Wilkins ’85 — visionary architect

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 …

Jesuit justice and ecology efforts are subject of talks Aug. 8 and 9

Jesuit Fathers Xavier Jeyaraj and Ted Penton will offer two brief panel presentations on Jesuit efforts in social justice and ecology from a global and national perspective followed by a discussion on the Detroit context. The first discussion is from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, both virtually as well as in-person in Room 139 of …

Detroit Mercy service-learning project provides care packs for people in need

For more than six years, Nour Lyon and her husband have been distributing care packs with useful items to members of the unhoused community.  “I always felt helpless walking by homeless people in Detroit or driving around and I thought, ‘what can I have ready to go to give them?’” Lyon ’12, …

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: Earl Cureton ’11, basketball legend works for Detroit’s communities

Earl Cureton ’11 has spent his adult life alongside some of the greatest basketball players in the world. The Detroit Mercy Titans Hall of Famer played 12 years in the NBA, sharing a court with Michael Jordan and a number of legends while winning a pair of championships. When his …