Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents Black “His/Her”story Spirit Month

Detroit Mercy Dental has the Titan Spirit!

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presented its first Black “His/Her”story Spirit Month in celebration of Black History Month. Melvin Lunkins, director of diversity and inclusion along with various admissions staff, faculty and SNDA student members created a full calendar of events for the Detroit Mercy Dental family to participate in all month long.

Among those was our first ever Titan Spirit Door Decor Contest, an annual contest to celebrate heritage, diversity and Detroit Mercy pride. Students, faculty, staff, and administration were all invited to participate and show off their skills, as the first place winner would receive a $100 Visa gift card! Participants wowed the judges with their originality, creativity, and enthusiasm!

Congratulations to our winners!
1st Place Prize $100 Visa gift card Winner – Dispensary Staff
2nd Place Prize $50 Meijer gift card – Winner – Candace Ziglor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division Practice Essentials & IPE
3rd Place Prize $25 Mastercard gift card Winner – Antonia Neal, DS4
Honorable Mention $15 Starbucks gift card Winner – Sheila Gandy, Administrative Assistant, Division Practice Essentials & IPE

See below for a full list of events for Black “His/Her”story Spirit Month and special mentions.

Spirit Week
February 3rd – International Diversity Day Wear Red
February 4th – Kente Ribbon Day
February 5th – HBCU Gear Day or wear green
February 6th – Origins T-shirt Day or wear blue
February 7th – Black Excellence Day/ wear black

Movie Week
February 10th and 11th – “Slavery by Another Name”
February 12th – “How Redlining Shaped America as we Know It”
February 13th – Black Love Day – Black Love Painting and Love Languages presentation by Bailey Andersen
February 14th – Movie & Facts Discussion

Celebrating Black “Her”story Week
February 17th – 21st

Community Week
February 24th – SNDA Kids Outreach
February 25th – Community Outreach – Adults
February 26th – SNDA Kids Outreach
February 27th – Community Outreach – Adults
February 28th – SNDA Kids Outreach

Special thank you to, Halcyon Inniss, Taylor Johnson, Amy Martin, and Bethsave Lozano.