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 Noster High School), master of business administration; William A. Wiltrout, Warrensburg, master of healthcare administration, Warrensburg; Sone Talay Womack, Knob Noster, Mo. (attended Kenwood High School, Baltimore, Maryland), master of human resource management and Erica M. Collins, Warrensburg, (attended Warrensburg High School), master of social work, represented Johnson County.
Nicolas John Codemo, Warrensburg, bachelor of science in business administration/management, Warrensburg; Kimberly Rachelle Desilus, bachelor of science in social psychology, Knob Noster, (attended Cactus High School, Glendale, Arizona), Summa Cum Laude; Brent D. Hansen, bachelor science in business administration/human resources, Warrensburg, Cum Laude; Brechara C. Joseph, bachelor of science in business administration/finance, Knob Noster, Magna Cum Laude; Tommy B. McKinzie, bachelor of science in criminal justice administration/security, Knob Noster, Summa Cum Laude and Madison Leigh Zamzow, bachelor of science in management/human resources, Holden, (attended Clearwater High School, Piedmont), Summa Cum Laude, represented Johnson County.
Student with a grade point average between 3.9-4.0 received Summa Cum Laude, 3.7-3.899 received Magna Cum Laude and 3.5 to 3.699 received Cum Laude.
Gwendolyn Grant, president and chief executive officer of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, and a 1994 graduate of Park University, presented the keynote address.