Kick off the new academic year!

Student Convocation is an annual tradition that celebrates the beginning of a student's career at Madonna University. This year, new students  are invited to join us virtually for this ceremony, featuring welcoming remarks from Madonna University President Michael Grandillo, a representative from Student Senate, and many others. 

Watch each video in the playlist. Each video will feature a different speaker in the order listed below.

Mr. Dennis Bozyk, Mace Bearer & Chief Faculty Marshal, Program Director - History and General Studies, Associate Professor - History


Megan Hibbs, Junior, Math & Spanish

Introduction and Significance of Convocation

Connie Tingson-Gatuz, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Mission Integration

President’s Welcome

Michael A. Grandillo, Ph.D., University President

Offering of Blessing

Father Charles Morris, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

A Message from the Dean of Students

Chris Benson, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

Madonna: An Opportunity of a Lifetime

DeAngelo Meredith, Senior, Criminal Justice

Beginning the Academic Journey

Jim O’Neill, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Administration

Messages from the Academic Leaders

Deborah Dunn, Ed.D., Dean, Graduate School

Kevin Eyster, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Tara Kane, Ph. D., Dean, School of Business

Judy McKenna, D.N.P., Dean, College of Nursing and Health

Karen Obsniuk, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education and Human Development

A Successful First-Year as a Madonna Crusader

Savannah Haig, Director, First-Year Experience

Madonna University Alma Mater

Barbara Wiltsie, Program Director - Music, Associate Professor - Voice


Students: Once you have viewed all the videos for Student Convocation, complete this survey by Friday, September 18, 2020 (deadline extended). We will draw winners at random from those who completed the survey. Winners will receive a Madonna prize.