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2017 - 18 Mission Micro Grant Recipients

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November 27, 2017
Four CLAE faculty receive micro mission grants

CLAE Facultyand Staff Are Furthering the Mission

Congratulations to all of the 2017-18 Mission Micro Grant recipients across the University. Now in its 10th 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.

Here is how recipients from the College of Liberal Arts & Education are making a difference:

Mary-Catherine Harrison, associate professor of English: Building materials for two Little Free Libraries to be installed in an after-school program run by the Arab Community Center for Economic Social Services and in the Southwest Detroit office of Lakeshore Legal Aid.

Cynthia Spires, coordinator, The Writing Center: Support for Writing Center partnerships with Detroit Mercy student organizations and the development of new, service-oriented faculty and staff programs.

Damian Torres-Botello, S.J., audience development and outreach coordinator: Support for an on-campus student trivia event in conjunction with The Theatre Company’s production of The Complete History of America (abridged).

Jiawen Wang, assistant professor of education: Materials for game-based math instruction for students and workshops for parents in Detroit Public School classrooms.

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