|University of Detroit Mercy
|Latin: Universitas Detroitensis Misericordia
||Ad maiorem Dei gloriam (Latin)
Maria, Sedes Sapientiae (Latin)
|Motto in English
||For the greater glory of God;
Mary, Seat of Wisdom
||Jesuit / Sisters of Mercy
||US $26 million
||Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
||Urban - Total: 91 acres (36.8 ha)
||College of Detroit (1877)
University of Detroit (1927-1990)
Mercy College of Detroit (1941-1990)
||Blue Red White
||NCAA Division I - HL
||19 varsity sports teams
(9 men's and 10 women's)
||AJCU, CMHE, NCA
The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is a private, Roman Catholic co-educational university in Detroit, Michigan, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy. Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., is the president. With origins dating from 1877, it is the largest Roman Catholic university in Michigan. UDM is one of the twenty-eight member Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States. Located across three campuses in Detroit, the school offers more than a hundred academic degrees and programs of study, including liberal arts, clinical psychology, business, dentistry, education, law, engineering, architecture, nursing and allied health professions. Listed below are some of the University's many distinguished alumni.
UDM was ranked in the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges" 2013 edition and has been for over a decade. In athletics, the University sponsors 19 NCAA Division I level varsity sports for men and women, and is a member of the Horizon League. The UDM men's basketball team won the 2012 Horizon League Championship.
The University of Detroit Mercy's origin dates back to 1877 with the founding of Detroit College by the Society of Jesus. The college expanded into the University of Detroit, and in 1927 established a second campus. In 1941, the Sisters of Mercy opened the Mercy College of Detroit. In 1990, University of Detroit and Mercy College of Detroit consolidated to become "University of Detroit Mercy."
Mission and vision
University of Detroit Mercy's mission and vision statements reflect the traditions of its religious sponsors. founded on their collective religious traditions.
The mission statement states:
The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students.
The vision statement proposes:
The University of Detroit Mercy will be recognized as a premier private university in the Great Lakes (North America) region, distinguished by graduates who lead and serve in their communities.
Like all universities, UDM strives to offer quality higher education, but it also is committed to service of faith and promotion of justice and compassionate service to persons in need, as articulated in both the Jesuit and Mercy worldviews. Accordingly, the university, its students, staff and alumni aim to take an active role in strengthening Detroit through community outreach and partnership with like-minded organizations.
Colleges and campuses
University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus
UDM comprises seven colleges and schools: the School of Architecture, College of Business Administration, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering & Science, College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing, School of Law, and College of Liberal Arts & Education.
The University has three campuses in the city of Detroit:
- The McNichols Campus is located at 4001 W. McNichols Road, on the southeast corner of McNichols and Livernois Avenue, in northwest Detroit (near the University District, Pilgrim Village and Palmer Woods neighborhoods). The majority of the University's undergraduate and graduate programs are offered on this campus, as well as the University's main administration and athletic facilities like Calihan Hall. It is also the location of all six student residence halls.
- The Riverfront Campus is home to University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in downtown Detroit at 651 East Jefferson across from the Renaissance Center.
- The Corktown Campus, at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, houses the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and Dental Clinic. The former Outer Drive Campus has been sold to the Wayne County Community College District.
- Fraternities - Phi Kappa Theta, Lambda Theta Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Kappa Delta Rho, Sigma Pi, Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha
- Sororities - Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Beta Gamma, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta
Main article: Detroit Titans
The Titans compete in NCAA Division I's Horizon League. The men's basketball team has consistently contended for the Horizon League title. On April 12, 2008, UDM hired Ray McCallum as Men's Basketball Coach. McCallum is a veteran of more than 20 years in college basketball, most recently as assistant head coach at Indiana University.
McCallum's predecessor Perry Watson led a successful program at Detroit's Southwestern High School before coming to UDM after some years as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan and maintained strong recruiting ties within the city's public league. Watson guided Detroit Mercy to 10 winning seasons, three league titles, two NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Final Four during his 15 years with UDM. The Titans' two NCAA appearances also included victories over St. John's and UCLA. Between 1997-98 and 2000–01, the Titans had four straight 20-victory seasons.
Detroit Titans logo (since Aug. 2008).
Dick Vitale, ESPN's most well-known college basketball commentator, was the University of Detroit men's basketball Head Coach for four seasons (1973–1977) before becoming the school's Athletics Director for 1977-78. The following year he left to coach the Detroit Pistons. In his final year as a college head coach in 1977, "Dickie V." led the Detroit Titans to a school record 25 victories and the Round of 16 in the 1977 NCAA Tournament before losing to Michigan, 86-81. Vitale rolled up a 78-30 career record as head coach of the Titans. Vitale went on to coach the Detroit Pistons before beginning his broadcasting career with ESPN in 1979 and was the color commentator for the first college basketball game carried by the new network. As its lead college basketball analyst, he helped make the network an integral part of the game's popularity. An author of six books chronicling his love affair with basketball, Vitale received the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award (1998), won the NABC Cliff Wells Appreciation Award in 2000 and was inducted to the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2011, UDM named its basketball court at Calihan Hall in his honor.
Highlights from the Detroit Titans athletic teams include the recent appearances by the men's and women's basketball teams in the 2011-12 postseason. The women's basketball team participated in the WNIT Tournament for the first time ever and finished with its first 20-win season (20-14) since 1997 when the team made its only NCAA Tournament appearance. The men's basketball team captured the 2011-12 Horizon League Championship and reached the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in its history and first since 1999. The University was the host institution for the 2008 NCAA Midwest Regional and 2009 NCAA Final Four men's basketball tournament at Ford Field in Detroit.
All home basketball games feature the Titan Pep Band which serenades audiences throughout the game.
- Frank Murphy, Law instructor, a Michigan jurist, Mayor of Detroit, Governor of Michigan, the last Governor-General of the Philippines and the first High Commissioner of the Philippines, United States Attorney General, and United States Supreme Court Associate Justice.
- Joyce Carol Oates taught at the University of Detroit, publishing her first novel, With Shuddering Fall, when she was twenty-six years old. Her novel them received the National Book Award in 1970. She has taught at Princeton University since 1978.
- Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was visiting professor in the School of Architecture at University of Detroit, 1970. (See a YouTube video of Fuller at the University of Detroit)
- C. Don Davidson was a professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, from 1965 to 1969. Davidson was the author of the Pontiac Plan; a 1966-79 urban renewal project for the city of Pontiac, Michigan. Circa 1970, Davidson became the stadium chief project designer of what would later become known as The Pontiac Silverdome under the direction of the architectural firm of O'dell, Hewlett & Luckenbach. In 1972, he started a weekly newspaper called "The Pontiac Times" to help further his vision for the city of Pontiac.
- E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., University of Portland's 19th President
- Andreas Blass, mathematician and current professor at the University of Michigan
- Kevin Boyle winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, Professor of History at Ohio State University
- Thomas Budzynski, American psychologist and a pioneer in the field of biofeedback
- John A. DiBiaggio, former president of University of Connecticut, Michigan State University and Tufts University
- Leonard Plachta, former president of Central Michigan University
Acting, theater, film & television
- Anita Barone, actress
- Phil Cousineau, author, lecturer, independent scholar, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker
- Christopher Darga, actor
- Angelina Fiordellisi, actress and co-founder of Cherry Lane Theatre
- David Patrick Kelly, actor
- Keegan-Michael Key, actor (Key & Peele, madTV, Animal Planet)
- Ted Raimi, actor, best known for his roles on seaQuest DSV and Xena: Warrior Princess
(See also #Journalism & writing for radio and TV news alumni)
- Mickey Jacob, FAIA Architect, 2013 American Institute of Architects President, Owner, Principal at Urban Studio Architects
- Rainy Hamilton, FAIA, President, Owner, Principal-in-charge-of-Architecture at Hamilton Anderson Associates
- Tom Roberts, AIA Detroit Young Architect 2008, AIA Michigan Young Architect 2009
- Jeffrey Johnson, AIA Detroit Young Architect of the Year 2012.
- Mary Laing Babich, Former VP, Communications Group, American Hospital Association, Chicago
- David A. Bozynski, VP and Treasurer, Federal-Mogul Corporation
- Michael Brenner, Executive VP, The Related Companies
- Emil Brolick, President & CEO, The Wendy's Company
- Kevin Burke, former Senior Vice President of Americas, Tech Team Global
- Thomas Capo, Chairman, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
- Matthew Cullen, CEO, Rock Ventures LLC; President & COO, Rock Gaming LLC
- Mark Ellis, Executive Vice President of North American Sales, Yahoo!
- W. James Farrell, chairman and CEO (retired), Illinois Tool Works, 1995–2005
- Eugene Gargaro, former Senior VP, Masco Corporation
- Walter Greene, former VP, National Bank of Detroit
- Nancy Hazely, President & CEO, Tax Trilogy LLC, Tax Accounting Firm
- Robert Hendry, former CFO, General Motors
- Ronald Hutchinson, former VP, Harley Davidson
- Jeffrey Karafa, Senior VP & CFO, Fidelity Bank
- Peter Kennedy, Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Comerica Bank
- R. Michael McCullough, CEO (retired), Booz, Allen & Hamilton, 1984–1992
- William Morrow, Executive VP/Operations, Crain Communications
- James D. Norrod, President & CEO, Infinite Power Solutions; former President & CEO, Segway Inc. (2005-2010)
- James J. O'Sullivan, President and CEO, Mazda North American Operations
- Jim Padilla, former CEO, Ford Motor Company
- Marlena Peleo-Lazar, VP and Chief Creative Officer, McDonald's
- Michael Roarty, Former Director of Marketing for Anheuser-Busch from 1977 to 1990, created "This Bud's for you" and "Weekends were made for Michelob" slogans.
- Mark A. Schmid, Vice President – Chief Investment Officer, University of Chicago
- Saad Chehab, CEO, Chrysler-Lancia
- Laura Soave, MBA '00, former head of Fiat Brand North America
- John Sofia, Vice President, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, American Axel and Manufacturing, Inc
- Robert P. Soulliere, President and CEO, ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, LLC
- Dave Stangis, Vice President for Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Campbell Soup Company
- Thomas Thewes, co-founder, Compuware Corporation
Journalism & writing
- Bill Bonds, journalist and former longtime anchor of WXYZ-TV's news
- Ron Fournier, Associated Press, Chief of Washington Bureau
- Elmore Leonard, author, several of whose books have been made into movies, such as Get Shorty, Be Cool, and The Big Bounce
- Michael Martinez, journalist for The Detroit News
- J. P. McCarthy, former radio host on Detroit station WJR
- George Noory, syndicated radio talk show host (Coast to Coast AM)
- Neal Shine, former editor and publisher of the Detroit Free Press; the computer lab of the Varsity News, UDM's campus newspaper, is named in his honor
- Allison Payne, anchorwoman with WGN-TV, Chicago
Government & politics
- Richard Arrington, Jr., first African American mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
- Donald W. Banner, former United States Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
- Thomas E. Brennan, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court (1967–1973); served as Chief Justice from 1969–1970; founded the Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Vincent M. Brennan, Michigan politician
- James H. Brickley, 54th and 56th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan and a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court from 1982–1999
- Vern Buchanan, Republican Congressman representing Florida's 13th congressional district
- Tim Burns, Michigan politician
- Michael F. Cavanagh, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, 1982–present (served as Chief Justice from 1991 to 1995)
- Bob Constan, Michigan State House of Representatives
- Maura D. Corrigan, Director, Michigan Department of Human Services; former Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, 1998–2011 (served as Chief Justice from 2001 to 2004)
- George Cushingberry, Jr., Michigan House of Representatives
- Robert A. Ficano, County Executive of Wayne County, Michigan
- Walter R. Greene, Jr., Deputy mayor of Detroit, 1970-73, Chair of Michigan Civil Service Commission, 1976-1992
- Roman S. Gribbs, mayor of Detroit, 1970–1974, Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals
- Diane Hathaway, Michigan Supreme Court Justice
- Frank J. Kelley, longest-serving Attorney General in Michigan history (1961 to 1998)
- Jeanette Wrona Klemczak, Chief Nursing Executive, State of Michigan
- Theodore Levin, U.S. District Court Judge (1946 to 1970), father of Charles and Joseph Levin and uncle of Senator Carl Levin and Representative Sander Levin
- Greg Mathis, retired Michigan 36th District Court judge and syndicated television show judge
- E. Michael McCann, former Milwaukee County District Attorney
- Thaddeus McCotter, former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan's 11th congressional district (2003-2012)
- Zanaida Moya, Mayor of Belize City, Belize, 2006–present
- L. Brooks Patterson, an American lawyer and politician, currently County Executive of Oakland County, Michigan
- Gary Peters, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan's 9th congressional district
- James L. Ryan, retired Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, 1975–1985; Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1985–present
- Thomas Patrick Thornton, United States Federal Judge
Military & Space
- Grady Alderman, NFL offensive lineman and former General Manager of Denver Broncos
- John Barrett, American Football
- Dan Boisture, coach of the Eastern Michigan (1967–73) and the Detroit Wheels (1974) football teams
- Lloyd Brazil, Football
- Frank Bucher, former NFL player
- Wes Carlson, former NFL player
- Walt Cassidy, former NFL player
- Gus Cifelli, Football
- Earl Cureton, former NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers
- Dave DeBusschere, NBA Hall of Fame, played basketball for the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks, former Coach of the Detroit Pistons; also played professional baseball for the Chicago White Sox
- Terry Duerod, former NBA player
- Andrew "Anvil Andy" Farkas, former NFL player
- Tom Finnin, former NFL player
- Willie Green, basketball player for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers
- Jody Handley, soccer player for the England women's national football team
- Spencer Haywood, U of D Basketball and NBA star.
- Dave Hill, former PGA Tour golfer with 13 Tour wins
- Joe Kopicki, former NBA player
- Dutch Lauer, former NFL player
- John Long, former NBA player
- Bruce Maher, former NFL player
- Ted Marchibroda, NFL Coach, twice head coach of Baltimore Colts/Indianapolis Colts, offensive co-ordinator for Buffalo Bills Super Bowl teams, current sports broadcaster
- Bob Miller, former MLB player (1949–58) and U-D Titans baseball coach (1965–2000); career Titans coaching record of 896-780-2; named to Titans Hall of Fame 1979
- Guy Murray, former student-athlete and current Detroit Titans cross country/track and field head coach
- Tip O'Neill, former NFL player
- Andrew Ornoch, Mississauga Eagles FC
- Jimmy Simpson, former NFL player
- Guy Sparrow, former NBA player
- Terry Thomas, former NBA player
- Terry Tyler, former NBA player
- Owen Wells, former NBA player
World War I Memorial Clock Tower
Lille B. Kassab Mall in 2012
Campus seen from northeast parking lot
Lillie B. Kassab Mall, seen from west end
Warren Loranger Architecture Building
Chemistry Building detail
Ford Life Sciences Building
Engineering Building detail
Commerce & Finance Building ("C&F")
Health Professions Facility
Lansing Reilly Hall - Jesuit Residence
Lansing-Reilly Hall detail
West side of Warren Loranger Architecture Building
Corktown Campus (School of Dentistry)
School of Dentistry clinic stations
Riverfront Campus (School of Law)
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References and further reading
- Muller, Herman J.; Sabourin, Mary Justine; Cohen, Shari S. (2003). Legacy of excellence : a continuing history of Jesuit and Mercy higher education in Detroit. Detroit, Mich.: University of Detroit Mercy Press.
- Muller, Herman Joseph (1976). The University of Detroit 1877-1977: A Centennial History. University of Detroit. ASIN B0006CVJ4S.
- Sabourin, Mary Justine (1999). Risk & Hope: An Early History of Mercy College of Detroit, 1941-1966. Detroit, Mich.: Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Regional Community of Detroit, in cooperation with the University of Detroit Mercy.
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