Re-entry awards honor women who overcome obstacles to attend college

American Association of University Women Award winners: Four Northland students received Re-entry Awards from Kansas City area branches of the national association. ShaVaughn Holloway, a student majoring in English at Park University, received the Parkville Branch Re-entry Scholarship of $500, given in memory of Julie Boltz and Betty Johnson, longtime members of the branch. Recipients of the Greater Kansas City Interbranch Council Re-entry awards from Park University were Cherie Servello,…

Park University Announces Local Graduates

Park University in Parkville, Mo., held its May 2018 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on May 12 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. The university had 610 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 282 students received a master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate, and 328 students received a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate. Gwendolyn Grant, president and chief executive officer of the Urban…

Park University Kansas City Area May 2018 Graduates Announced

Park University Press Release: Parkville, Mo. — Park University held its May 2018 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on May 12 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. The University had 610 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 282 students received a master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate, and 328 students received a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate. Gwendolyn Grant, president and chief executive…

Johnson County students graduate from Park University

PARKVILLE – Johnson County students and natives participated in Park University’ Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on May 12 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence. The University had 610 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 282 students received a master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate and 328 students received a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate. Graduate students Kimberly Kristina Francis, Knob Noster, (attended Knob…

15 years later, memories still linger of one of the metro’s strongest tornadoes ever

A tornado rips through the KC metro on May 4, 2003. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sometimes on TV we see these powerful tornadoes hit other parts of the country and think, “It won’t happen here.” It did though. Fifteen years ago, one of the strongest tornadoes to ever hit the KC metro occurred. The twister hit mainly the north and west sides of the metro. Winds more than 200 mph…

Park University Announces Graduates from Moody AFB Campus

Park University Press Release: Parkville, Mo.—April 30, 2018 — Park University’s Moody Air Force Base (Ga.) Campus held its commencement ceremony on April 27 at Hoffman Auditorium on the base. The University had 37 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — six students received a master’s degree, 26 students received a bachelor’s degree, two students received a bachelor’s degree and an undergraduate certificate, and three students received an associate…

Young Classical Musicians Welcome New Concert Home In Iconic Kansas City Office Building

Violinist David Radzynski and pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich rehearse in the Parkway Room, one of two performance halls in the 1900 Building. The young classical musicians who train at Park University’s International Center for Music have been winning national and international awards, and going on to prestigious positions. One such alum is violinist David Radzynski, concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic, one of the youngest violinists to lead a major international orchestra….

McCook alum Noah Hofman hits hole-in-one, wins Missouri tournament

McCook alumnus and current Southeast Community College golfer Noah Hofman is pictured teeing off in a tournament at Heritage Hills Golf Course last fall. Hofman won the Virginia McCoy Intercollegiate Tournament in Parkville, Mo., earlier this week. He hit a hole-in-one on the 17th hole to highlight his two-day score. PARKVILLE, Mo. — Southeast Community College’s Noah Hofman had the highlight of Monday and Tuesday’s Virginia McCoy Intercollegiate Tournament in…

Parkville man accused of drugging two teenage girls, tying them up and sexually assaulting them

PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — A 50-year-old man is facing charges in Platte County alleging he brought two teenage girls to his Parkville apartment, gave them pills, tied them up, and sexually assaulted them in March. Jerry Hinshaw Jerry R. Hinshaw was booked on felony endangering the welfare of a child on April 6. Court documents state that on March 15, Hinshaw met up with a 13-year-old girl at a Dollar…

Riverdale home tops local sales at $680,000

The home in Riverdale at 4009 Fifth Ave. N.E. recently sold for $680,000. Residential real estate transactions for March 12-16. A home in Riverdale topped all transactions in this week’s real estate. Peggy Hanchette, trustee, and Richard Hanchette, of Parkville, Mo., sold the home at 4009 Fifth Ave. N.E. to Robert and Jean Yacobucci, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., for $$680,000. Built in 2012, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool…