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Public Safety Leadership Institute to Open at Madonna University

October 5, 2017

LIVONIA, Mich. – Madonna University has established the Public Safety Leadership Institute to fill the void for public safety leadership training. According to the Institute’s Director, David Harvey, instructors at the Institute will provide professional development for current and developing leaders across a broad spectrum of disciplines within the public safety field, as well as other public service professions.

Training will be offered through seminars, lectures, workshops and a command college, and will also be coordinated with academic degree programs at Madonna.

“Creating a public safety leadership institute aligns with our core values at Madonna University,” said Tara Kane, director of Madonna’s criminal justice program. “We not only prepare future leaders academically, through our bachelor’s and master’s degrees, we also provide continuing education for leaders in law enforcement and public safety throughout the state.”

Harvey said, “Our aim is to deliver innovative, cutting-edge professional development in a variety of training modalities, so as to prepare our public safety leaders to provide first-rate public service while addressing contemporary challenges.”

The Institute’s first workshop will be held Friday, Nov. 3, in Kresge Hall. The topic of the program is: Not Just Protect and Serve Anymore: the expanding role and responsibilities of today's law enforcement, and evidence-based tools for addressing America's drug epidemic.

Having served as a public administrator, Harvey understands the challenges of accessing quality training on a limited budget. “At the Institute, we pledge to provide the best professional development by seeking out respected experts from local, state and national agencies to share their knowledge. And we will offer training at fair and reasonable rates,” Harvey committed.

Conveniently located on Madonna University’s campus on I-96, just east of I-275 in Livonia, Michigan, the Public Safety Leadership Institute is an easy commute for many public safety professionals. The University’s new residence halls will offer a comfortable option for those attending week-long training.

Director of Madonna’s Public Safety Leadership Institute, David Harvey
David Harvey

Prior to becoming director of Madonna’s Public Safety Leadership Institute, Harvey served for seven years as director of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. While his law enforcement career began as a United States Army military police officer, he spent most of his career as a police officer in Garden City, Mich., where he retired as chief of police. He also served as city manager for Garden City, and as police chief of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport Authority. Harvey has traveled to other countries to consult and speak on law enforcement issues. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Madonna University, and a master’s in public administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

About Madonna University 

Liberal arts, career preparation and service learning are the hallmarks of a Madonna University (www.madonna.edu) education. For 80 years, Madonna University professors have been preparing students for careers in criminal justice, nursing, education, business, social work, science, and the arts, through more than 100 majors and minors. More than 80 police chiefs and directors of public safety, in Michigan and other states, are graduates of Madonna University’s criminal justice program, which was launched in 1972. Madonna’s Graduate School offers master’s, doctoral and certificate programs in 30-plus areas of study, including a master’s in criminal justice leadership and intelligence.

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ACBSP Accreditation

Madonna University Awarded Accreditation of its Business Programs

September 28, 2017

LIVONIA, MICH.— The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) http://www.acbsp.org/ Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Madonna University accreditation of its business programs.

Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the undergraduate and graduate business programs offered through Madonna’s School of Business meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the Baldridge Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine whether or not the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

“Staff and faculty of Madonna University’s School of Business have shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2017 in Anaheim, California, June 26. “This accreditation is evidence that Madonna University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for its students.”

“I am pleased to announce that Madonna University’s School of Business has achieved ACBSP Accreditation,” said Deborah Dunn, Ed.D., dean of the School of Business. “This accomplishment was achieved through strong teamwork and a commitment to providing quality instruction and student services at all levels of the University. We are very grateful to the ACBSP Steering Committee, and to our dedicated faculty and staff, in the School of Business and throughout Madonna. This achievement demonstrates our passion to excel in business education, by placing student learning and outcomes at the center of all that we do.”

About Madonna University: Liberal arts education, career preparation and service-learning have been the hallmarks of a Madonna University education for 80 years. Madonna degrees change the lives of students, and in turn, they change the lives of those they serve in their careers. In addition to the beautiful main campus, conveniently located at I-96 and Levan Road in Livonia, Madonna offers academic programs in Gaylord, Macomb, and online in China, and Haiti. Michigan’s most affordable, independent, Catholic, liberal arts university, Madonna offers more than 100 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs in the colleges of arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, education, and nursing and health, as well as the School of Business.

About ACBSP

ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries.
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Marygrove

Madonna Supports Marygrove Community

August 15, 2017

LIVONIA, Mich. – The Madonna and Marygrove communities have enjoyed a very close relationship and have mutually assisted each other over the years, which made it even sadder for Madonna employees to learn that Marygrove College will close its undergraduate programs at the end of the Fall 2017 semester. 

Madonna’s President Michael A. Grandillo, Ph.D., and the entire Madonna family, has pledged its continued support and assistance to the Marygrove community, through this difficult time.

Support and assistance involves delivering the following services with the same Madonna respect, compassion and Christian concern that Madonna staff and faculty show to anyone they encounter:

  • Maximizing the number of transfer credits for passing grades that Madonna will apply toward a Madonna degree.
  • Offering Madonna’s undergraduate tuition for 2017-2018 of $10,350 per semester for full-time students (12-18 credits) and $690 per credit hour for part-time students (1-11 credits).
  • Matching the out-of-pocket expense the student was paying Marygrove College for their most recent term of attendance. For example, if a student was paying $7,000 out-of-pocket to attend Marygrove in Winter 2017, Madonna will ensure that the student only pays $7,000 out-of-pocket in 2017-2018.
  • Providing a free double room in the Residence Hall for full-time students for the 2017-2018 academic year (a $4,800 value), or the student can apply the $4,800 to a single, quad or apartment-style room for the academic year.
  • Visit Days, will provide Marygrove students the opportunity to visit Madonna, enjoy a complimentary breakfast, learn about Madonna’s academic programs, discuss financial aid, and tour campus.
    Thursday Aug. 17, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Marygrove students are encouraged to reach out to the staff in Madonna’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, anytime during the Fall Semester, to learn more about Madonna’s programs and the admissions process. They can be reached M-F at 734-432-5339, or admissions@madonna.edu.

Madonna and Marygrove share similar Christian, humanistic values, a focus on student service and many of the same undergraduate degree programs. Liberal arts education, career preparation and service-learning have been the hallmarks of a Madonna University education for 80 years. Madonna degrees change the lives of students, and in turn, they change the lives of those they serve in their careers. In addition to the beautiful main campus, conveniently located at I-96 and Levan Road in Livonia, Madonna offers academic programs in Gaylord, Macomb, and online in China, and Haiti. Michigan’s most affordable, independent, Catholic, liberal arts university, Madonna offers more than 100 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs in the colleges of arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, education, and nursing and health, as well as the School of Business. 

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Silay Phillipines

Silay, Philippines Names Madonna Adopted University

June 28, 2017

LIVONIA, Mich. – When Madonna University Vice President Connie Tingson-Gatuz, nursing students and faculty members returned from the Philippines recently, they brought with them a resolution from the Mayor of the City of Silay, recommending Madonna as the Adopted University of Silay City. The framed resolution recognizes the “various humanitarian activities of officials and delegates, whose mission has been focused on the stakeholders of the City of Silay, especially the beneficiaries of the Gawad Kalinga-Fiat Village and Adela Plantation Village for three years.”

Joining Tingson-Gatuz and the students on the Study Abroad trip were nursing faculty members Pat De Guia, Roxanne Roth, and Kathleen Aseltyne as they provided health education and administered immunizations to children in the rural clinic as part of the NUR 4430 Population-focused Nursing Clinical Experience course. The students taught proper nutrition, dental hygiene, handwashing and the prevention of hypertension and diabetes. They conducted blood pressure screenings and taught mothers about postpartum and infant care. “The students did an amazing job providing service to the underserved,” said De Guia. “They demonstrated professionalism, cultural humility, and exemplified our Franciscan values.”

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