For students enrolled at Madonna University, “new” is the theme for 2015-2016: new president, new programs, new sports teams, new professors and new friends.
Madonna President Michael A. Grandillo, Ph.D., took office July 1 and met with more than 100 Madonna students before classes started on Sept. 8.
The newest academic program is the health sciences bachelor’s degree which offers two tracks: population health care management or health care informatics and quality systems management. Both are delivered through Madonna’s College of Nursing and Health, with informatics being offered in partnership with the School of Business. Each track requires two, semester-long internships during which students work with health care professionals.
At the graduate level, Madonna’s Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, builds on the strength of the current master’s program in educational leadership and provides the preparation for a future doctoral degree.
To meet the growing demand for chaplains, the new chaplaincy master’s prepares students for the certification exam.
Scholar-athletes at Madonna have something to cheer about with the expansion of Madonna’s intercollegiate athletics program with eight sports, increasing its roster to 19 teams. President Grandillo made the announcement in early August to add the following new sports teams:
- men and women’s bowling
- men and women’s lacrosse
- men and women’s indoor track and field
- men and women’s outdoor track and field
Grandillo said adding these sports will increase enrollment while enhancing the sense of community on campus.
“Participation in athletics and student organizations enriches the college experience,” he said.
On Sept. 29, the School of Business launched a monthly CEO/Executive Lecture Series that features area executives speaking about relevant business topics. The Tuesday evening lectures are free and open to students and the general public.
Michigan’s most affordable, independent, Catholic, liberal arts university, Madonna University offers more than 100 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs in the colleges of arts and humanities, science and mathematics, social sciences, education, and nursing and health, as well as the School of Business and the Graduate School.