Madonna University Research Symposium Wrap-Up

Award winners at symposium

LIVONIA, MICH. – Madonna University recently held its 9th annual Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creativity, and it was a resounding success. The event, which showcased the intellectual and creative achievements of the University's students and faculty, drew an enthusiastic crowd of learners. 

The symposium featured award presentations, poster sessions, musical performances, and faculty-led Madonna Talks on a wide range of topics. Students and faculty from various academic departments participated in the event, which offered an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and learning. 

Performance Presentation Awards

Jude Galindo - Creative Award - Poetry Reading

Haley Harting - Creative Award - Dance Choreography 

Research Poster Awards

Undergraduate First Place: Poster 3: Molly Chantres, Sarah Gendron, and Audrey Pickett 

Undergraduate Second Place: Poster 6: Madison Gietzen, Jessica Godfrey, Sadie Supina, and Madison Watts

Undergraduate Third Place: Poster 7: Miranda Hild, Hiba Hamoud, and Ghada Itani 

Graduate First Place: Poster 36: Katherine Satori

Graduate Second Place: Poster 40: Chelsea Stimbert and Courtney Giles

Graduate Third Place (Tied): Posted 43: Rachel VerVaecke and Gabrielle Rogers. Poster 45: Annette Wimberley 

The event highlighted the University's commitment to academic excellence. Elizabeth Prough, interim dean of the Graduate School and director of the Center for Research, expressed her gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the event. "We had a fantastic turnout for this year's Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creativity," she said. "I want to thank the students who engaged in performances, the students and faculty poster presenters, the faculty who participated in the Madonna Talks, and all those who came out to support the Symposium. The event is a true reflection of our rich academic environment at Madonna." 

Every year, the symposium offers an excellent opportunity for students and faculty to showcase their research and creative endeavors, and it also serves as a platform for networking and collaboration. 

For more information on the Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creativity, click here