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Joseph Madigan

Admissions Counselor

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Where are you from?

Tonawanda, New York

What do you enjoy most about working at Florida Southern?

As a veteran in admissions, I love working with families and guiding students through their college decision journey. It is so exciting seeing students go from applying to starting on campus. Plus, I absolutely love how amazingly beautiful the Florida Southern campus is! Being right on Lake Hollingsworth, watching the water skiers, and the amazing community feel here make it feel like home every day.

Do you have a favorite spot on campus?

Tutu’s Cyber Café to grab a coffee from Starbucks and then sitting by the Water Dome. I really enjoy the Hollis Wellness Center too.

Describe your idea of a perfect Saturday in Lakeland.

A perfect Saturday in Lakeland would include taking our Chihuahua, Bear, for a morning stroll around Lake Hollingsworth and then lunch at Burger 21 in Lakeside Village for Gluten Free Burgers. A drive in movie in the evening at Silvermoon Drive-In is a great way to end the day.


Out of State: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Hawaii

The following counties in Florida: Manatee, Hardee, Sarasota, Highlands, Desoto, Glades, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry

Music I Love

Dave Matthews Band, Soundgarden, Third Day, Kari Jobe, Living Colour, and pretty much anything 80’s, early 90’s or current country.

Books I Love

Unwind series, Last Lecture, Uncommon

Movies I Love

Twister, Dark Knight, Gone in 60 Seconds, Monsters Inc., Toy Story 3

Educational Background

  • Bachelor's in Secondary Social Studies Education from Niagara University
  • Master's in Literacy from Niagara University

Any favorite restaurants or hangouts in Lakeland?

Palace Pizza for gluten free pizza or Burger 21 for awesome burgers in Lakeside Village. Really any of the little places in Lakeside Village are great.


What about hobbies or outside interests?

I love to play golf and was actually a scratch golfer at one time. What better place to play than here in Florida with such great weather! I am a big sports fan and I love to spend weekends watching anything from college football to Rays Baseball. I also am a big online music downloader and listener. I love spending time on iTunes and Pandora listening to anything from Imagine Dragons to Hillsong to Jason Aldean and anything in between.

Other surprising facts?

I am a huge pro-wrestling fan. I have been since I was a kid and just have never stopped watching it. I have even got a lot of my family to get really into it now.

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