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Carl H. Schmidt, Jr., has distinguished himself as a loving husband, devoted father, astute entrepreneur and sincere friend of the University of Detroit Mercy. From his grammar school days at GESU Elementary School where he “watched Fr. McNichols direct dump trucks on Six Mile Road” during the construction of the University of Detroit, through his high school years at U of D High, to his college years at the University of Detroit, wherein 1942 he earned a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree, his devotion to the University has been strong. Beyond college, he has maintained his ties by generously giving his time as Alumni Association president, President’s Cabinet charter member, Executive Committee and Advisory Board chairman and Ignatian Circle member. He still plays on the Alumni Hockey Team. He began his career as a sales engineer in1946. On “St. Joseph’s Feast Day,” March 19, 1954, he started the Carl H. Schmidt Co., a manufacturers’ agency that represents chemical, electrical and metallurgical products companies, which, through his business foresight, has expanded into the global marketplace. Working closely with the University’s Polymer Institute, his company helped fund research for Polymer’s Automotive Shredder Residue program. His contributions to the industry are widely recognized, and he holds membership in the American Society of Metals, Engineering Society of Detroit, and is currently listed in the National Directory of Who’s Who. A caring and compassionate man, he gives back to the community through his involvement in the Knights of Columbus and the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan. Though his accomplishments are many, Carl H. Schmidt, Jr., is most proud of his 44-year marriage to wife “Sis”, who passed away in 1991, his three children, Carl, Michael and Mary Christine, and seven grandchildren.
Award was presented at the President's Cabinet Twenty-Eighth Annual Awards Dinner, September 22, 1995.

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