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University of Detroit Mercy held commencement ceremonies on May 11 and 12, 2018, and welcomed more than 1,500 students to the University’s alumni ranks. Congratulations to all graduates for achieving your academic goals!

Christen Kemp wasn’t quite sure what she was looking for in a college when she visited University of Detroit Mercy as a senior in high school. Still, her father elected to put down a deposit, encouraging her to study nursing. But as she nears graduation, where she will speak as the Class of 2018’s valedictorian on May 12, she knows Detroit Mercy was everything she could have ever wanted in a university and offered her opportunities she wouldn’t have had anywhere else.

On Friday, the University community suffered the loss of one of its most recognizable and beloved members, recently retired Associate Professor of Health Services Administration Mary Kelly, R.S.M. ’68.

Physician Assistant (PA) students Kristina Jennings and Ashley Meerschaert received grants from the Michigan Academy of PAs to attend a leadership conference in Virginia. The Leadership and Advocacy Summit in early March provides a way for PA students to meet other PA students and network with practicing PAs from across the country, said Amy Dereczyk, chair of Detroit Mercy’s PA program.

University of Detroit Mercy will host a special presentation by Carol B. Thompson, a professor emerita of political science at Northern Arizona University, who will present "The Future of Food: Lessons from African Smallholder Farmers." This special lecture takes place Thursday, March 29, from 6-7 p.m. in the College of Health Professions building, Room 124.

More than 250 alumni and friends gathered on the McNichols Campus for the annual Titan tradition: Detroit Mercy’s Alumni Chili Cook-off, Feb. 24. Taste buds were sent into overdrive with pots of delicious chili created by representative teams of the University’s colleges/schools, as well as the Titan Club.

A group of seven nursing students recently raised more than $2,800, and nearly double that in donated goods to promote healthy living at the Operation Stand Down event for veterans. The students gave away 500 dental kits and other prizes via a prize wheel, which included first aid kits, blankets, flash lights, hats and other items veterans, many of them homeless, need.

Chris Fette was born in Virginia and spent most of his life in Pennsylvania, but it was one year in Detroit as a child and unquestioned kindness by the Religious Sisters of Mercy that changed his life and inspired a major gift to the College of Health Professions.

For the second year in a row, University of Detroit Mercy’s Physician Assistant program celebrated a 100 percent first-time test-taker pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) for the Class of 2017.

After graduating high school, Allison Kubasiak wasn’t sure what career she wanted to pursue, so she joined the Navy because it would allow her to pick any career path when she got out. That path led her to the University of Detroit Mercy, where she is currently studying Nursing.

The McAuley Health Center, University of Detroit Mercy’s nurse-led primary care clinic on Detroit’s east side, will soon offer expanded behavioral health and substance abuse services for adults and children, thanks to a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Join the party at University of Detroit Mercy's 2017 Homecoming on Sept. 29 & 30, as we fill our campus with food, fun and community activities. The celebration is open to all; young and old, students and alumni, neighbors and out-of-towners, we want everyone to feel at home. Let's build this Titan tradition together!

Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Neal Rosenburg, Ph.D., M.S., RN, as the new dean of the College of Health Professions (CHP) and McAuley School of Nursing (MSON). Rosenburg will begin his career at Detroit Mercy Oct. 9.

Detroit Mercy is the only Michigan School in top 25 for Midwest Best Regional Universities. The university also ranks #12 in Best of the Midwest for Veterans; #32 nationally for Best Value Schools; and #13 in the nation for Best Undergraduate Business Management Programs.

Founded by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at St. John Providence Health System, Operation Care Abroad works with doctors at Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao to provide anesthesia services for approximately 200 surgeries during its annual week-long mission trip. And each year, students from University of Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program are among the volunteers.

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