Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Park University honors KCK students

Park University held its Spring 2013 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on May 11 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo.

The University had 580 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 379 undergraduates received their bachelor’s degree, 170 graduate students received their master’s degree, 13 students received their associate degree and 18 students received graduate or undergraduate certificates.

In addition, 64 associate degrees in nursing were conferred during the Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing Program’s pinning ceremony on May 10 on the Parkville Campus.

Below are the Kansas City, Kan., natives recognized at the event:

Master of Business Administration
  • Rebecca Leigh Burkholder, Overland Park, Kan. (attended Leavenworth [Kan.] High School, Finance and International Business
  • Emmanuel I. Chinkata, Kansas City, Kan., International Business
  • Tausha M. Payne, Kansas City, Kan. (attended Wyandotte High School), Finance
 Master of Education
  • Carolyn Jean Navarro, Kansas City, Kan. (attended Skutt Catholic High School, Omaha, Neb.), Teacher Leadership
 Master of Public Affairs
  • Ricky Edward Brown, Kansas City, Kan., Public Management

Master of Healthcare Leadership
  • Sandy Lyn Case, Bonner Springs, Kan.
 Graduate Certificate
  • Ginger K. Lewis, Bonner Springs, Kan. (attended Joplin [Mo.] High School, Computer and Network Security
Bachelor of Arts
  • Daniel I. Howard, Overland Park, Kan. (attended Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, Kan.), Accounting and Business Administration/Finance
  • Jon William Henry LaHue III, Kansas City, Kan., Communication Arts/Broadcasting
Bachelor of Science
  • Jerard Jermaine Batie, Kansas City, Kan. (attended Sumner Academy), Business Administration/Marketing
  • Elizabeth Dawn Beatty, Kansas City, Kan. (attended Turner High School), Social Psychology/Human Development
  • Ceasar Romero Evans, Kansas City, Kan. (attended Liberty Eylau High School, Texarkana, Texas), Management
  • Andrea Dione Smith, Overland Park, Kan. (attended Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, Kan.), Social Psychology
  • Tabatha Brittney Stark, Bonner Springs, Kan., Social Psychology/Human Development
  • Michael Ray Tounzen, Kansas City, Kan., Chemistry and Biology
  • Evonne Michelle Truelove, Kansas City, Kan., Management/Human Resources
  • Andraia L. Union, Kansas City, Kan., Business Administration/Human Resources
  • Shantell C. Wooten, Kansas City, Kan., Management
Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Jessica Marie Watson, Kansas City, Kan. (attended Bishop Ward High School), Early Childhood Education
  • Emily Ann Zabielski, Kansas City, Kan. (attended Turner High School), Elementary Education
Bachelor of Social Work
  • Dionne Talicia Boyice, Basehor, Kan. (attended Schlagle High School, Kansas City, Kan.)
  • Sandra Rocio Flores, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Rebecca Jeanine Ruble, Leavenworth, Kan. (attended Piper High School, Kansas City, Kan.)