Detroit Mercy hosts Ford Day 2019

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October 02, 2019

Detroit Mercy hosts Ford Day 2019

dean of the College of Business Administration and dean of the College of Engineering & Science welcomed guests Jim Holland and Jeff Bourgoin.

Tuesday, Sept. 10, Ford Motor Company hosted Ford Day in the Fountain Lounge. Students were in awe of the four beautiful 2020 Ford motor vehicles outside of the Student Union building, including the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

Hundreds of students attended, equipped with resumes and portfolios. Joseph G. Eisenhauer and Katy Snyder, dean of the College of Business Administration and dean of the College of Engineering & Science respectively, welcomed guests Jim Holland and Jeff Bourgoin.

Career & Entrepreneurship Center Director, Rick Acevedo, was thrilled with the student turnout, "Ford day was a great success for our students. It strengthened our partnership and collaboration with Ford and elicited new opportunities for experiential learning for our students. They heard from real professionals sharing their success stories and international experiences. We are already seeing positive outcomes from the event. Many of our students are receiving co-op opportunities for the year 2020."

Holland, vice president of Vehicle Component & System Engineering earned his MBA in Finance from University of Detroit Mercy in 1989. Bourgoin, executive director of Global Operations & Product Development, earned his bachelor degree from University of Detroit Mercy in 1986.

 Acevedo says, "Ford Motor Company has been a long-time supporter and partner of University of Detroit Mercy. Its commitment to engineering excellence matches the ethos of the College of Engineering & Science. We are proud to have distinguished alumni such as Jim Holland and Jeff Bourgoin come back to campus and provide opportunities for our students. I can envision that our collaboration and career opportunities with Ford will continue to grow."

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