2018 Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards a great success

May 04, 2018
Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi (left) poses for a photo with the 2018 Alumni Achievement Spirit Award winners.

On Friday, April 27, Detroit Mercy honored seven alumni during the annual Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards. More than 280 people attended the awards gala and dinner celebration, which took place in the Ballroom of the Student Union on the McNichols campus.

Each year, the University honors one alumnus from each of its schools and colleges for an Alumni Achievement Spirit Award. These honorees are leaders in their fields and have made their marks in other ways as well.

This year’s Spirit Award winners are:

  • John M. Everly, ’65, ’67 — College of Business Administration (Video of remarks)
  • Randal T. Murphy, ’59 — College of Engineering & Science (Video of remarks)
  • David F. Claeys, ’99, ’03— College of Health Professions (Video of remarks)
  • Thomas E. Page, ’71, ’76 — College of Liberal Arts & Education (Video of remarks)
  • Louis 'Gino' Rossetti, ’59 — School of Architecture (Video of remarks)
  • Mary Sue Stonisch-Monahan, D.D.S., ’87 — School of Dentistry (Video of remarks)
  • The Honorable Gregory E. Mathis, ’88 — School of Law (Video of remarks)

For all Spirit Award winners, the heart of their career and life success stems from their experience at Detroit Mercy.

Louis ‘Gino’ Rossetti said that his experience at Detroit Mercy “led me to develop and maintain friendships throughout all these years with great people who also attended the University. The Jesuits provided me with not only my education, but the ability to grow my confidence and progress my leadership skills.”

To view a photo album of the event festivities, please visit https://bit.ly/2w4PWyZ. To read more about our award winners and about their experience as students, visit https://community.udmercy.edu/awards.

Congratulations to our Spirit Award winners!