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Announcements: December 25, 2016


Parkville MO—Park University held its December 2016 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on Dec. 10 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo.

The University had 462 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 213 students received a master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate, and 249 students received a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate. Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo., and a 1985 Park graduate, presented the keynote address.

Bachelor of Science

  • Israel Murillo, Criminal Justice Administration/Law Enforcement and Social Psychology, Vista, Calif.
  • Matthew E. Onak, Social Psychology, Oceanside, Calif.
  • Heriberto Sanchez, Social Psychology, Oceanside, Calif.

Master of Healthcare Administration

  • Tara Deanne Resgonia, San Marcos, Calif. (attended Rock Falls [Ill.] Township High School

About Park University

Founded in 1875 in Parkville, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, Park University is a nonprofit, private institution that is a national leader in higher education. In 2000, Park achieved university status and now serves 17,000 students annually at 40 campus centers in 21 states and online, including campus centers in Parkville, Independence and Kansas City, Mo.; Austin and El Paso, Texas; Barstow and Victorville, Calif.; and 33 military installations across the country. www.park.edu