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Tom Lokar ’88 knows a thing or two about leadership. Currently the chief human resources officer for telecommunications company Mitel, he has worked in similar positions for HP, AOL and Bristol Myers Squibb. He also founded and ran an online career management and talent management business, where he developed a series of assessment tools and feedback protocols to help those seeking jobs define their career plan, and help recruiters find the right candidate.

Samuel D. Hunter’s humorous and heartbreaking comedy A Bright New Boise continues the 47th season of the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company Feb. 9-25. Performances will be at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside of the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit.

Studies show teens are most likely to get in trouble during the hours between the end of the school day and dinnertime. The University of Detroit Mercy Department of Social Work is working to help resolve that issue with a new Virtual After School Program.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced in late November that the Education program is one of 43 providers from 22 states and the District of Columbia to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs.

Congratulations to all of the 2017-18 Mission Micro Grant recipients. Recipients from the College of Liberal Arts & Education are: Mary-Catherine Harrison, Cynthia Spires, Jiawen Want and Damian Torres-Botello, S.J.

When Ebony Meads began suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after serving in the Iraq War, she had trouble finding a counselor who could relate to her experiences. So Meads decided to do something about that and is now studying Psychology at University of Detroit Mercy.

Kristen Abraham, Ph.D., received the 2017 Faculty Achievement Award at University of Detroit Mercy.

Jesse Stanfield knows a thing or two about leadership. Stanfield has spent seven years in the Army National Guard, including being deployed to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, and has worked his way up to the rank of Sergeant. When he enrolled at Detroit Mercy and into the Leadership Minor program, he didn’t think he would get much out of it. But even the grizzled veteran admitted, there’s always more to learn about yourself when it comes to leadership.

The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Office announced that the Midwest CISSE Chapter (MCISSE) has just been designated as its newest CyberPatriot Center for Excellence. University of Detroit Mercy is the lead institution for the MCISSE coalition.

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