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 League of Greater Kansas City, and a 1994 graduate of Park University, presented the keynote address.
Area graduates included the following:
. Erica A. Washington of Benson, Master of Business Administration, finance
. Franklin Schwandt of Cameron, Graduate Certificate, disaster and emergency management