University to honor employee with a tree

University to honor employee with a tree

Chaka HughesChaka Hughes was more than just a member of University Mail Services; he was a cherished friend, a bright smile, and a positive presence who touched many lives every day at University of Detroit Mercy.

He passed away suddenly on Oct. 8, 2022. To honor his memory and his lasting impact on the McNichols Campus, friends and co-workers are raising funds to plant a memorial tree on the Detroit Mercy campus. Alongside the tree, a plaque will be placed to commemorate his life and the joy he brought to the Detroit Mercy community.

They hope to raise $400 to cover the costs of installing the plaque. Your generous donation, no matter the size, will help create a lasting tribute to Hughes’ memory and his contributions to our community.

Donations can be made online or dropped off to Darrin Brown in University Advancement on the Second Floor of the Student Union.

To mail a donation by check, make it out to University of Detroit Mercy with “Chaka Hughes tree dedication” in the memo line and send it to: University Advancement, University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.