2020-21 Mission Micro Grant awards are in

The Mission Micro Grant Evaluation Committee and Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos have announced the 2020-21 Mission Micro Grant Awards. Now in its thirteenth year, the Mission Micro Grant Program awards annual grants of up to $200 to any full- or part-time Detroit Mercy faculty or staff member in support of activities that promote Detroit Mercy’s mission of being a Catholic, Mercy, Jesuit, urban and student-centered university. This year’s recipients include:

  • Alexis Burgess and Patricia Devoy (CLAE/CHP): Reading materials for a Detroit Mercy women’s prayer and study group
  • Matt Chesley (UREC): Sponsorships for students to participate in the Detroit Mercy Biggest Loser wellness program
  • Grace Gamble (Campus Kitchen): Support to create a campus garden to produce food and provide a space for agricultural education for students
  • Katharine Harrison, Tanya Lundberg and Connor Salanger (SOL): Incentive support for SOL students’ participation in Pathways, a new online career management module
  • Mary-Catherine Harrison (CLAE): Support for Rx for Reading Detroit to prepare and install a free community library at the All About Kids Head Start program
  • Matt Higley (UREC): Support for student participation in the University Recreation Adventure series
  • Timothy Hipskind, S.J., (ILS) and Dohna Dudley (The Hive): Supplies for The Hive, a student-run food pantry
  • Sonya Kowalski, Andrea Kwasky, Shari Lambert, Barbara Ciotta and Sherry McConnell (CHP/MSON): Incentive support for a student and faculty survey on Clinical Compass, a learning tool that addresses the gap between classroom and clinical learning
  • Shari Lambert, Andrea Kwasky, Barbara Ciotta, Carlie Wilson, Sherry McConnell and Jeana Wisinski (CHP/MSON): Support for creation of Detroit Mercy We are Titans: Your Clinical Team Cares stress relief baskets for students and faculty
  • Melvin Lunkins (SOD): LGBTQ+, multicultural, and ethnocentric magazine subscriptions, signage, and art for Dental Clinic waiting areas
  • Molly McClelland, Darrell Kleinke and Megan Conrad (CHP/CES): Gift cards in appreciation of community clients working with nurse-engineering student teams in Prototype Design & Assistive Technology courses
  • Karen Mihelich (CHP/MSON): Gift cards in appreciation of guest speakers in NUR 4300: Community Nursing
  • Timmy Nelson (MarCom): Support for a virtual charity gaming marathon to raise monies for Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Royal Oak. In conjunction with the Detroit Mercy Anime Club
  • Jennifer Ruel (CHP/MSON): Support for refreshments for new Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) certificate program’s three-day skills intensives
  • Allen Seales (TRIO Student Support Services): Support for TRIO students to participate in cultural immersion visits to Detroit museums & incentive support for TRIO students to attend workshops and cultural and professional development events
  • Jaime Sinutko, Andrea Kwasky and Elaine Webber (CHP/MSON): Gift cards in appreciation of preceptors working with McAuley School of Nursing students
  • Whitney Thomas (TRIO Student Support Services): Gas and transportation cards for TRIO student commuters
  • Mary Valesano (CLAE): Honorarium support for hosting an online Bridging the Gap in Theatre workshop for Theatre students about the challenges faced by performers of color in the theatre industry

Learn more about the Mission Micro Grant Program.