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Slide Rule Dinner - Chemistry Club
The 85th Annual Slide Rule Dinner/Dance will take place on
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 6 pm to 12 midnight at:
DTE Headquarters
1 Energy Plaza
Detroit, MI 48226

The Slide Rule Dinner is the highlight of the year for our students and alumni who have contributed to the success of our College.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to bring together all of the College’s constituents.

The cost of admission includes a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony honoring alumni, faculty and students, followed by music and dancing.

Questions?  Please contact Debra Phillips (phillide1@udmercy.edu) or by telephone at (313) 993-1218.

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    Slide Rule Awards

    Engineering Student of the Year

    This award is presented to an outstanding graduating engineering student. Designation of this award is based on the candidate’s academic achievements, leadership capabilities, personality, and extra-curricular activities. The nominees exemplify the necessary characteristics and are considered by their peers worthy of the distinction. The top three candidates interview with the Deans of the College.  A winner is selected after the interview.

    Science Student of the Year

    This award is presented to an outstanding graduating biology, chemistry, computer science or mathematics student. Designation of this award is based on the candidate’s academic achievements, leadership capabilities, personality, and extra-curricular activities. The nominees exemplify the necessary characteristics and are considered by their peers worthy of the distinction. The top three candidates interview with the Deans of the College.  A winner is selected after the interview.

    Linsenmeyer Award for Service

    This award is presented to the student who by his/her activity excelled in support of the College of Engineering & Science

    Purple Shaft Award

    His/her loving student bestow this honor upon the teacher who tortured his/her students with homework, quizzes, exams and projects beyond human comprehension for the entire year.  Voting for the Purple Shaft is on a paper ballot.  Cast your 25 cent vote in the Dean's Office (E126), Chemistry Office (C113) or Biology Office (LS101).

    Voting for all awards except the Purple Shaft are done electronically.  Students will receive an email message inviting them to vote on Monday, February 13, 2017  Voting concludes at 11:59 pm on March 6, 2017.

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    All-Stars

    Each year, the College of Engineering & Science honors alumni from each department who have graduated within the past 15-years at the annual Slide Rule Dinner Dance.

    Alumni are selected by the department faculty based on their outstanding contributions to their profession, community, or in spirit with the Jesuit and/or Mercy traditions of the University of Detroit Mercy.

    The winners for 2016 will be announced shortly.

    Last year's recipients of the E&S All-Star Awards

    Daniel E. Hegner
    Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 2004

    James D. Held
    Bachelor of Science in, Computer Science, 2002
    Master of Science in, Computer Science 2012

    Joseph M. LaVere, P. E.
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 2005

    Nicole A. Najor, PhD
    Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2005

    Pasquale M. Presti
    Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1993

    Thomas J. Sanday
    Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, 2012

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    Sponsorship Opportunities

    The Slide Rule Dinner is the highlight of the year for our alumni who have contributed to the success of our College and its students.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to bring together all of the College’s constituents. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony honoring alumni, faculty and students, followed by music and dancing.

    This event is especially significant for our graduating seniors as the culmination of all of their efforts and celebration of their success as they will soon graduate and embark on their career aspirations.  Your contribution can make a lasting impression. We hope that you will consider supporting this outstanding event at the appropriate sponsorship level.

    • Gold Sponsor $3,000: Benefits include a table of ten at the dinner, recognition during the ceremony and in the dinner program, and display of your  corporate banner.
    • Silver Sponsor $1,800: Benefits include a table of ten at the dinner, recognition during the ceremony and in the dinner program
    • Bronze Sponsor $1,200:  Benefits include a table of ten at the dinner and recognition in the dinner program
    • Table Sponsor $800: Benefits include a table of ten at the dinner Sponsors may choose to offer some or all of their dinner tickets to students if they are not able to use them.

    Your support will help us to continue the rich tradition of the Slide Rule Dinner and allow us to keep student ticket process at an affordable level. All residual funds will support scholarships for Engineering and Science students.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request. If you have any questions, please contact Debra Phillips at phillide1@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1218.

    For proper consideration in the program, please respond by March 15th.

Ticket Order Form

Purchase Tickets Online

Before March 31, 2017
Questions about tickets?
Contact the Dean's Office
(313) 993-1218
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