Honors College

Historic Cobblestone Manor transforming into living/learning community

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Historic Cobblestone Manor transforming into living/learning community
From left, Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz with Frances M. Moceri, Honors College Dean Graeme Harper and Dominic J. Moceri at the Frances M. Moceri Scholars House announcement on July 18, 2018.

The former Cobblestone Manor Bed and Breakfast is transforming into a unique living and learning community for Oakland University Honors College students thanks to a unique agreement between the Moceri family and OU.

The 6,166-square-foot building, located on approximately 1.5 acres at 3151 University Drive in Auburn Hills, will be leased to Oakland University and the university will provide updates and upgrades to the property to make it student-friendly.

The building has been renamed the Frances M. Moceri Scholars House and will provide living quarters for the Moceri Scholars program as part of the Honors College at Oakland University. Programs developed by the Honors College for the Moceri Scholars will benefit all students, the university community and the community at-large.

“This opportunity provided by the Moceri family is another significant step in building upon what is already known about OU,” Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Glenn McIntosh said. “Our Honors College offers a top-notch educational experience for aspirational students who will one day become leaders in their fields. The addition of Cobblestone Manor, now the Frances M. Moceri Scholars House, and the development of the Moceri Scholars program will only strengthen that tradition and enhance our student experience.”

“Junior and senior standing students of the Honors College selected as Moceri Scholars will “embrace and pursue the three leadership qualities of empathy, collaboration and vision when considering our future national and global economic, social and individual successes,” according to Honors College Dean Graeme Harper.

Those chosen for the Moceri Scholars program will be selected according to academic merit, evidence of visionary and aspirational thinking, and commitment to helping others.

"Moceri Scholars will benefit immeasurably from their time in the Frances M. Moceri Scholars House, creating a bond that will last a lifetime," Harper said. "They will host visiting speakers and hold discussion events on key global, national and local themes. There will be research and social entrepreneurship opportunities, project explorations, and workshops."

The Honors College will appoint from its yearly Peer Advisors/Peer Mentor team one Moceri Scholar who will be a Senior Peer Mentor-Home Coordinator and oversee the other students living onsite.

Harper summarized, “What we achieve in the Frances M. Moceri Scholars House with these students, in a home that by very its nature represents the past, will also contribute decisively to the present and positively impact our future.”

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