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Inauguration Friday

Posted by: oppenlgr | April 12, 2012 | No Comment |

Hey Everyone!

Well, most of you may know about it but Friday, April 13 is the inauguration day of President Antoine Garibaldi.  During PTV, for the incoming freshman here at UDM, I was allowed to go into his office and he talked to the group of us about coming here.  He seemed very pleasant, and it was cool being able to meet the President of the University.  Not many other students from other schools can probably say that.  So, here is an article from UDM’s website about the inauguration happening on Friday.

University of Detroit Mercy Inaugurates 25th President

— In a ceremony filled with tradition harkening back to the year of the University’s founding in 1877, Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. will be inaugurated as the 25th president of University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) on Friday, April 13 on the McNichols Campus. Delegates from more than 65 colleges and universities around the country, civic officials, business leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends will be on campus to mark the special occasion when he is formally installed as president. The event will be streamed live at: http://www.udmercy.edu/inauguration/video/index.htm.

An inauguration Mass celebrated by Archbishop Allen Vigneron will take place prior to the ceremony
at Gesu Church,
17180 Oak Street, Detroit at 10:30 a.m. Gesu Church is located across from the McNichols Campus. A luncheon on the McNichols Campus is scheduled at noon prior to the 1:45 p.m. installation ceremony

Unlike U.S. presidential inaugurations, which typically occur on the first day in office, college and universities often wait until the president has been in office for several months before holding their ceremonies — giving the new president time to become more familiar with the university and its many constituencies and to develop a vision for the institution.

The inauguration ceremony provides an opportunity to reflect on University of Detroit Mercy’s strong history and affirm UDM’s commitment to academic excellence and social justice in ourcommunity.

Glenn Oppenlander

Civil Engineering/ Biology?



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