The University of Detroit Mercy is a private, Roman Catholic co-educational university in Detroit, Michigan, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus 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 regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings 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. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 15, 2017
Beth A. Norrow, an associate in the Orlando office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, was recently appointed to the Consumer Protection Law Committee of The Florida Bar. The Consumer Protection Law Committee’s mission is to educate consumers and Bar members about consumer protection laws and current issues through such means as public outreach events, public service messages, CLE programs, consumer publications, nonpartisan technical assistance memoranda on proposed legislation, and providing expert resources to The Florida Bar, the Judiciary, and the Legislature. “It is a privilege to have been asked to participate in this important facet of consumer affairs. Serving in this capacity with The Florida Bar will allow me to extend my knowledge of consumer protection matters to a broad audience throughout the state, helping to educate consumers on how they can protect their interests,” stated Norrow. Norrow focuses her practice in creditor’s rights and lender liability, representing financial institutions and secured creditors in protecting assets, and enforcing property rights and obligations. She began her career in Michigan defending major automobile manufacturers, dealers, and creditors against breach of warranty and Lemon Law complaints, as well as, claims regarding Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act violations, State and Federal Consumer Protection Act violations, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act violations. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Madonna University and earned her J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.
News Article | May 24, 2017
Maestro Palombella is the only person to have 100 percent access to the Vatican's archives. He was responsible for bringing back a revival of Renaissance singing to the choir, for which the Sistine Chapel Choir was awarded the prestigious ECHO KLASSIK Award for classical music in 2016. "It is a great honor to host the choir of the Sistine Chapel in Detroit," stated Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, Archdiocese of Detroit. "I am very much looking forward to their visit to our city and the opportunities this will provide for both the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit and for all of our neighbors and friends to see and hear the Pope's choir. This visit is a privileged occasion for the cooperation between the Church, the civic community, and the business community to share something beautiful for everyone in the region." "As we approach the opening of our 2017-18 season, we are honored to serve as the setting for the inaugural performance of the Sistine Chapel Choir in Detroit," said Michigan Opera Theatre CEO & President Wayne S. Brown. "This historic collaboration brings one of the most revered choirs in the world to our city." As early as the 5th and 6th centuries, there are records of singers being part of the papal entourage. Today, 1,500 years later, the role of the Sistine Chapel Choir, officially known as the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina, remains the same, comprised of a highly-accomplished group of 20 men and 35 boys. "As one of only three cities in the U.S. tour, the Sistine Chapel Choir's visit to Detroit is a world-class event for our city and speaks to the incredible cultural offerings we have as a destination," said Larry Alexander, president & CEO, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. Prior to visiting Detroit, the Sistine Chapel Choir will perform at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on Saturday, September 16 and at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 20. "We are humbled and honored to help facilitate the Detroit and U.S. visit of the world-renowned Sistine Chapel Choir," said John Hale, President, Corporate Travel. "With the generous support of our partners and sponsors, we are able to bring the breathtaking voices that fill the Vatican to the Detroit Opera House for our community to experience and enjoy." The Sistine Chapel Choir's historic visit to the U.S. is produced by Corporate Travel. Sponsors include Ave Maria Mutual Funds, Comerica Bank, Ford Motor Company, Lumen Institute, Celebrity Cruises, Lear Corporation, Antonio's Cucina Italiana, The Mary G. Stange Charitable Trust, Metro Cars, Rugiero Promise Foundation, Ideal Group, Red Safety & Security, Delta, lovio george, Ave Maria Radio, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Institute of Arts, Hour Detroit Magazine, Archdiocese of Detroit, University of Detroit Mercy and 90.9 WRCJ-FM. About The Archdiocese Of Detroit To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sistine-chapel-choir-announces-first-ever-detroit-performance-during-historic-return-to-the-us-300463326.html
News Article | May 23, 2017
(PRWEB) May 23, 2017 -- Five dentists who studied in the Midwest have committed to caring for patients in high needs areas, and each were awarded $25,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) as a result. The $25,000 Community Commitment Award, given annually by the DDF, helps increase access to dental care in areas of high need. Four dentists and recent graduates from the University of Detroit Mercy, Case Western Reserve University, Indiana University and Ohio State University, were awarded the 2017 Community Commitment Award. A fifth student from the University of Michigan received a similar award— the Patrick P. Gribben Jr. Community Commitment Award. “The Delta Dental Foundation Community Commitment Award is an opportunity for us to honor dentists who have answered the call to improve oral health care in underserved communities,” said Teri Battaglieri, director of the DDF. “We wish them the best in their careers.” The Delta Dental Foundation Community Commitment Award was modeled after the Patrick P. Gribben Jr. Community Commitment Award which was established in 2014 to honor the memory of Patrick P. Gribben Jr., who served for 25 years as the president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Michigan and later as president of the DDF. Each of the five award recipients will receive $25,000 in two payments for committing to practice in a designated health professional shortage area. In order to receive the full award, the dentists must serve in the state in which they attended dental school and practice for at least one year in a high needs area immediately following graduation. Dr. Lance Swapp Hometown: Greenwood Village, Colorado School: University of Michigan Destination: My Community Dental Centers in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Dr. Rebecca Schwarz Hometown: West Orange, New Jersey School: University of Detroit Mercy Destination: Western Wayne Family Health in Inkster, Michigan About the Delta Dental Foundation The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. The Foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. For more information, visit http://www.deltadentalmi.com.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges programs in Michigan for 2017. Of the 36 four-year schools that made the “Best” list, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University came in as the top schools. Of the 12 two-year colleges that also made the list, Lansing Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, Kirtland Community College and Henry Ford Community College were the top five. “Students in Michigan have more options than ever for pursuing a certificate or degree online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list are particularly distinctive because they offer the best combination of quality education, academic resources and online program variety.” To earn a place on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit schools. Each college is also analyzed based on such data as the availability of academic resources, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid opportunities. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Michigan’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Andrews University Baker College Central Michigan University Cleary University Concordia University-Ann Arbor Cornerstone University Davenport University Eastern Michigan University Ferris State University Grace Bible College Grand Valley State University Kettering University Lake Superior State University Lawrence Technological University Madonna University Marygrove College Michigan State University Michigan Technological University Northern Michigan University Northwood University-Michigan Oakland University Olivet College Siena Heights University Spring Arbor University University of Detroit Mercy University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Dearborn University of Michigan-Flint Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Wayne State University Western Michigan University Michigan’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Bay College Bay Mills Community College Delta College Glen Oaks Community College Grand Rapids Community College Henry Ford Community College Kirtland Community College Lansing Community College Mid Michigan Community College Schoolcraft College St Clair County Community College Washtenaw Community College About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | May 1, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the best online Christian colleges in the nation for 2017. The top 50 schools were acknowledged, with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Buena Vista University, Judson College, Amridge University and Chaminade University of Honolulu taking the top five spots. A full list of the winning schools is included below. “As demand for quality online education grows, religious-based schools are offering more flexible online programs than ever before,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools go above and beyond with their online curriculum, offering the best combination of value and quality that translates into student success.” To be included on the “Best Online Christian Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit and have an active Christian affiliation. Each college is also measured on such data points as the diversity of degree programs offered, academic and career counseling services, variety of student resources and post-college alumni earnings. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Online Christian Colleges” list, visit: The Best Online Christian Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Amridge University Baker University Belhaven University Bethel University Bethesda University Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Canisius College Carlow University Chaminade University of Honolulu Clarks Summit University Concordia University-Nebraska Concordia University-Wisconsin DeSales University Duquesne University Graceland University-Lamoni Gwynedd Mercy University Iowa Wesleyan College Judson College King University LeTourneau University Malone University Marian University McKendree University Messenger College Mississippi College Newman University Niagara University North Greenville University Ohio Christian University Oral Roberts University Ottawa University-Ottawa Presentation College Quincy University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Leo University Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Siena Heights University Southwestern Adventist University Southwestern College Spring Arbor University University of Detroit Mercy University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne University of Saint Mary University of St. Francis University of the Cumberlands University of the Incarnate Word Viterbo University Wayland Baptist University William Woods University ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.