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Commencement is a culmination of everything you have accomplished,

and we look forward to celebrating with you! 

 

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Leading the Way

Aliyah Huff, '21, School of Business

"After becoming an MSJ student, what surprised me most about the Mount was everyone's willingness to help me succeed, and also how many opportunities there were for me to develop my professional skills."

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Mount St. Joseph University


May 2022 Commencement Ceremony

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022
Baccalaureate Mass
Mater Dei Chapel

 SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022
Commencement Ceremonies
Jean Patrice Harrington Center

10:00 a.m. Graduate/Doctorate 
2:30 p.m. Undergraduates

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Mr. Anthony Muñoz

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COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

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Anthony Muñoz

Anthony Muñoz is one of Cincinnati’s true sports icons. Considered by many as the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history, Muñoz has a record of excellence that is unrivaled in Professional Football. An eleven-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Muñoz is the only Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee in Cincinnati Bengals history. Since retiring, Anthony and his family have remained in Cincinnati, where Muñoz has served as one of the community’s most accessible and involved advocates.


A Southern California native, Anthony excelled in football, basketball and baseball at Chaffey High School. He received a football scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he led the Trojans to the 1978 National Championship. Throughout his career at USC, he earned All-American and All-Conference awards.

Despite his skill and brilliant performance, Muñoz battled multiple injuries, including three knee surgeries that almost ended his career. His faith, family and sheer will helped him overcome the setbacks. His diligent workout routine and commitment to fitness paved the way for a remarkable 13 year professional career, missing just three games in his first 11 years in the NFL.

Anthony was selected by the Bengals as the third overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft, and instantly became one of the league’s premier lineman. He led the team to two Super Bowls, three AFC Central Division titles and two AFC Championships (1981 and 1988).  Muñoz was named the NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1987, and 1988 and the NFL Players Association Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1985, 1988, and 1989. From 1980 to 1992, he started in 185 of 186 games, was selected to play in eleven consecutive Pro Bowl games (1981-1991). Anthony is also a member of the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team and was recognized in 2019 as a member of the NFL 100 All-Time Team. In 2021, Anthony was elected as the first member into the Cincinnati Bengal’s Ring of Honor.


Anthony was recognized for his tireless community involvement while playing for the Bengals. He was the recipient of the Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award for Leadership in 1990 and was named the Cincinnati Bengals Man of the Year Award for five consecutive years. In 1991, he was honored as the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Following his retirement, Muñoz received the ultimate honor for an athlete. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first attempt on the ballot. In August of 1998, Muñoz was enshrined into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He selected his son, Michael, to introduce him at the induction ceremonies.
In 2002, Anthony established the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, a non-profit organization that engages the Tri-State region to impact area youth mentally, physically and spiritually. Since its inception, the foundation has impacted over 50,000 thousand children and raised more than $15,000,000 for its eight impact programs and continues to grow.

Besides devoting a great deal of time and energy to his Foundation, Anthony continues to be involved with several community initiatives including serving on the board of country artist, Garth Brook’s non-profit, Teammates for Kids. Anthony is still active in the NFL as a pre- season game day announcer for the Cincinnati Bengals, previously a selection committee member for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award, and has traveled throughout the country hosting NFL Play 60 Character Camps.

Anthony spends countless hours reaching out to other communities. He has spoken to Military units all over our country and participated in several Military events, like the US Army All American Bowl. In March 2011 he was able to travel to Afghanistan and visit America Soldiers on a week- long USO tour.    

A devoted husband of 42 years and father, Anthony and his wife, Dede, are the proud parents of Michael and Michelle as well as the grandparents of nine.
 

 

Lead the Way with the Heart of a Lion

With Commencement approaching, we want to help you with next steps to create your network of opportunity.

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Next Stop: Your Future

You've worked hard, and a myriad of opportunities await you. Looking to request your transcripts? View transcript information here to learn more.
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Professional Development Resources

The Career & Experiential Education Center offers assistance to students and alumni by facilitating job assistance and connections with employers, providing graduate school advising, and helping you explore and consider the wide range of personal and professional choices open to you! Stop by our office or contact the career.center@msj.edu to connect with us.
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Lions For Life

We are proud to call you Lions for Life! Stay connected with us with our alumni events and happenings as you keeping climbing higher. We can't wait to see where life will take your next.