Commencement Ceremonies May 3 at SHU

Dr. Musun David Li and Dr. Vincent Murray Receive Honorary Degrees; Father Gustavo Gutierrez, OP, Receives Siena Medal; View a Photo Album of the Day's Activities


Seniors Danielle Squiers and Kadra Stec celebrate during Commencement ceremonies May 3 at Siena Heights University. To view a photo album of the event, click here or on the photo above. NOTE: More photos will be added later this week.


Commencement ceremonies at Siena Heights University were conducted at 2 p.m. May 3 in the SHU Fieldhouse on the main campus.Musun-Li.jpg


This was the official celebration for students on the Adrian campus and for students in Siena’s Southfield, Monroe, Port Huron, Battle Creek, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Lansing and Distance Learning programs. 


Receiving honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees at this year’s ceremony were Dr. Musun David Li and Dr. Vincent Murray, while Father Gustavo Gutierrez, OP, received the university’s highest award, the Siena Medal.

  • Dr. Li, a native of China, has had a distinguished teaching career in the areas of electronic engineering and computer technology and has worked to foster greater international and intercultural understanding with his students.
  • Dr. Murray is the co-founder and executive director of the Bagley Housing Association, a Detroit-area organization that provides housing options for low and moderate income Vincent-Murray.jpgfamilies.
  • Father Gutierrez, a native of Peru, is commonly known as the Father of Liberation Theology, a concept which takes into account the experience of the poor and oppressed in light of the Gospel.

A separate commencement ceremony will be also conducted in Benton Harbor. The schedule is as follows:

  • Commencement in Benton Harbor is at 1 p.m. May 10 in the Mendel Center on the campus of Lake Michigan College. This is the official celebration for students in Siena’s SHU@Lake Michigan College program. A Kente ceremony will be at noon.
For more information on commencement, please call 1-800-521-0009 or 517-264-7180. Or click here.

Meet Siena


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Carlos Granados

Engineering major, International student from Venezuela, Bowler, Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Brooke Boone '07

Director, Lenawee Christian School Little Cougars Program