Congrats MSMU Online Grads!

On May 9th, 2016, Mount Saint Mary’s University wrapped up its 90th Anniversary with its annual commencement ceremony, held at the  historic Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. President Ann McElaney-Johnson welcomed 701 graduates to the commencement stage, and several MSMU Online students were among these graduates. We couldn’t be prouder!

MSMU Graduation

It was a packed house at the Shrine Auditorium. Excitement and pride filled the air! More than 6,000 students, faculty, family members and friends attended the ceremony. Just outside the Shrine Auditorium doors, MSMU’s Online Executive Director Dr. Lisa Dawley and Lead Success Chris Tsang patiently awaited our MSMU Online graduates.

pic7Left to Right: Chris Tsang and Dr. Lisa Dawley 


Left to Right: Chris Tsang and Priscilla Falter 

Upon exiting the Shrine Auditorium, graduates were personally congratulated for their HUGE accomplishment by Executive Director Dr.Lisa Dawley, Lead Success Coach Chris Tsang, and Program Assistant Priscilla Falter who presented them with a diploma frame for their well-earned college degree.

Pic2Left to Right: Summer Webber and Ian Lacy,  A.S in Pre-Health Sciences 16′,  MSMU Online 
grad_3Pictured: Ian Lacy,  A.S in Pre-Health Sciences 16′, MSMU Online 

grad_2Pictured: GeorgieAnne Harmon,  A.S in Pre-Health Sciences, MSMU Online 

Making it through college requires hard work, time and dedication. Many of our students balance parenthood, academics, careers, and busy schedules during their studies. Our students truly are #unstoppable .

We are beyond proud of our MSMU Online graduates!



MSMU Online Class of 2016 

Davina Sandoval 

Ian Lacy 

Adina Martinez 

Summer Weber 

Helene Woods 

Chantal Gumpal 

Cynthia Gonzales 

Ashley Gasper 

  GeorgieAnne Harmon


MSMU Honor Roll, drum roll please!

Several MSMU Online students recently made the Dean’s list.

It’s no easy accomplishment to make our Honor Roll! Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA to qualify. In addition, students must have completed at least 12 letter graded units per semester for at least two consecutive semesters. Now, that’s impressive! You’ve made us proud!


  MSMU Online Honor Roll 

Claudia Mejia 

Silvia Sanchez 

 Josefina Alvizar

 Eric Hernandez

 Emily Cappello 

Open House – it was a great day!

It was a great day at MSMU Online! On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016, surrounded by picturesque palm trees, warm weather and vibrant murals, we opened our doors (literally).


Tucked behind tinted glass windows at the Doheny Library, our offices are often mistaken for a second library entrance. I am not kidding, we even have a sign put up that reads “Library Entrance Around the Corner,” so we thought what better time than now to open our doors to our MSMU community.  We were thrilled by the turnout!


It was great to connect face-to-face with staff across campus, faculty members, current online students and parents. Our Executive Director, Lisa Dawley, took a moment to introduce our rock star MSMU Online team!




Did I mention we had food and prizes? We had several raffle prize winners, including Angela Abruzzi, Kendra Nickerson, Francis Salandanan and Diana Raya.


We would like to thank all of those who attended MSMU Online’s first Open House. We look forward to seeing you at the next! #msmuonline