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Doing Great Things

Alumni from UDM's College of Liberal Arts & Education have many notable achievements. Just a few are listed here:

• Michael Martinez, ’12, Reporter, Detroit News
• Patrick Parsons, '98, Information Technologies Consultant, Deloitte & Touche
• David Sampson, ’96, CEO of Mariners Inn
• Keegan-Michael Key, ’93, Actor, Comedy Central, Key & Peel Show
• Ryan Irwin, '90, District Sales Manager, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
• Amy Merrill Salowitz, '89, National Advertising Manager, Domino's Pizza
• Bob Sadler, ’88, Public Relations, Detroit Historical Society
• Alison Payne, '85, News Anchor, WGN-TV, Chicago
• Terry Tyler, '78, Former Detroit Pistons Basketball Player
• Isiah McKinnon, ’75, ’78, Deputy Mayor, City of Detroit
• John Smyntek, '72, Editor, Special Features, Knight Ridder Inc.
• Thomas Page, ’71, ’76, Community Activist
• Michael Cavanagh, LA '62, LW '66, Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
• Neal Shine, '62, Retired Publisher, Detroit Free Press
• Rick Sylvain, ’69, Publicity and Public Relations, Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
• Ed McNamara, '59, Wayne County Executive
• Elmore "Dutch" Leonard, '50, Author/Screenplay writer
• Jerome Horwitz, LA '42, GR '44, Scientist (discovered AZT)

Spiritus: The University of Detroit Mercy Magazine highlights UDM's past, present and future with a collection of feature articles, news, and alumni updates.  All University alumni receive a complimentary printed copy of Spiritus twice per year. Class Notes and In Memoriam are also updated throughout the year on the Alumni Community.

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Giving Back in So Many Ways

Since 2009, the College of Liberal Arts & Education has formally honored the the civic and professional achievements of individuals who also have given of their valuable time and resources to the College and the University in many different ways. Photos honoring these individuals hang on a wall of honor in the main hallway of the Jane and Walter Briggs Building.

You can support the College of Liberal Arts & Education in many ways. Donations provide opportunities for our students beyond the normal operating budget.

To make an online donation, click here to use our secure form.

For more ways to give, contact:

Teri Carroll
University Advancement
College of Liberal Arts & Education
313-993-1429
Teri.Carroll@udmercy.edu