Detroit Mercy Alumnus Celebrated

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law community hosted a reception honoring alumnus Judge Gregory E. Mathis (’88) on April 26. During the event, Detroit Mercy Law alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends celebrated Mathis and his many accomplishments in the legal field, as he received the 2018 Detroit Mercy Alumni Achievement Spirit Award the following evening. A Detroit native, Mathis is a former 36th District Court judge and the presider on the 2018 Daytime Emmy Award-winning courtroom television show, Judge Mathis. Beyond the courtroom, Mathis serves as a national board member of the NAACP and supports equal justice and youth education initiatives in Detroit through the Mathis Community Center. The Detroit Mercy Alumni Achievement Spirit Award is a distinct honor the University bestows annually upon one alumnus from each of its schools and colleges who are leaders in their fields and communities.