Meet the SBA

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Name:  Eyad E. Fakhoury

Position:  SBA Executive President

Hometown: Detroit, MI

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Telephone: (586) 718 - 4631


Why did I choose UDM Law?

I have been a Detroiter my entire life.  I was born and raised in Detroit and the surrounding Metro-Detroit area.  Although there are many Law Schools throughout Michigan, Detroit Mercy stood out the most to me.  Its outstanding location, the friendly, family-like environment and the schools dedication to its student's success during and after Law school were a few reasons I chose UDM Law. 

Why did I run for an SBA Executive Position?

Thought my time at UDM Law, I looked for a way to most effectively influence our students interactions and experiences during these very grueling years.  I knew that becoming the SBA President, that I would be able to bring the initiative needed to bring about the positive changes needed for our students and school to progress.  It has become my privilege to serve as your 2014-2015 SBA Executive President.  

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Name: Ravynne Gilmore

Position:  SBA Executive Vice President

Hometown: Canton, MI

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Why did I choose UDM Law?

My mother and I attended the 2012 "Voice for Justice Auction" where the staff and students embraced me and took me underneath their wings and continue to do so today. Mrs. White was the first person I met; she greeted me with such optimism and warmth, as did the SBA executive board. SBA president Daniel Gordon and SBA secretary Rejane Ferreira came across the room to introduce themselves. I was pleased by how welcoming the professors were and how they truly want to see students do well. The administrative efficiency played a major part too; as I've never dealt with a faster financial aid staff! Everything just fell right in line for me.

Why did I run for an Executive SBA position?

Every day I try to think of the most effective ways to help people. An executive position on the SBA is the most effective way I can help foster greatness. That is why I'm here and I know I can make a positive difference at UDM Law. As the SBA Executive Vice-President I will bring experience, professionalism, and an unyielding perseverance to ensure students are well connected to internships and employment opportunities. 


Name:  Ponce Clay

Position:  SBA Executive Treasurer

Hometown: Motor City 

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Telephone:  901-338-7678

Why did I choose UDM Law? 
I chose UDM Law for its magnificent downtown location, class size, varied public service clinics, and practical approach of teaching the law.

Why did I run for an Executive SBA position?

I ran for and a SBA executive position for the honor and privilege of being a public servant, selected by my peers, to oversee and administer our Treasury. 

What advice do I have for incoming 1L students?

I would advise incoming 1L students that learning the law is a totally different academic endeavor; therefore, they need to submit to a new learning process. I also advise students to seek assistance often and early.

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Name:  Keyuna R. Evans

Position:  SBA Executive Secretary

Why did I choose UDM Law?

I chose UDM Law because the staff and student body were very welcoming and helpful when I first visited the school for an open house. Everyone I met was extremely helpful and genuine in their willingness to help students succeed. The professors all had an urge to teach students and allow students the opportunity to enjoy the law. I have a few family members who attended UDM and I realized being an alumna of such a great school would truly benefit me in the future.

Why did I run for an Executive SBA position?

I ran for an executive SBA position after experiencing how helpful the SBA board was to me and my peers. The first year of law school can be extremely difficult and frightening which is why it is important to have a group of people (SBA) willing to help and support students. I love to help others and come together as a team to do better for the school and community as a whole.