Park University Announces Graduates from Camp Pendleton Campus


Park University announces its graduates from the University’s Camp Pendleton (Calif.) Campus. These graduates were scheduled to participate in a commencement ceremony on Sept. 18 at the Camp Pendleton Theater and Training Center, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University had 72 students eligible to graduate — three students received a master’s degree, 62 students received a bachelor’s degree, one student received a bachelor’s degree and undergraduate certificate, and six students received an associate degree.


(Name, Degree Concentration [if applicable], Hometown and High School Attended [if known])

Master of Business Administration

• Jessica Yvette Santana, Business Administration, Hemet, Calif. (attended Paloma Valley High School, Menifee, Calif.)

• Jessie A. Shipers, Business Administration, Santee, Calif.

Master of Healthcare Administration

• Melissa Cruz, Healthcare Administration, Perris, Calif.


(Honors designation key ([at least 30 earned credit hours prior to the last term of enrollment at Park University]):

• Summa Cum Laude (3.9 to 4.0 grade point average)

• Magna Cum Laude (3.7 to 3.899 GPA)

• Cum Laude (3.5 to 3.699 GPA)

Bachelor of Science

• Avelon F. Aceves, Management/Accounting, Vista, Calif. (attended San Clemente [Calif.] High School)

• James LeRoy Acosta, Social Psychology, Vista, Calif. (attended Stephen W. Kearny High School, San Diego, Calif.)

• Johnesha R. Simpson, Social Psychology, Sneads Ferry, N.C. (attended Crossland High School, Temple Hills, Md.)

• Jonathan A. Arellano, Business Administration/Management, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Los Banos, Calif.)

• James Babin, Business Administration/Management, Santee, Calif. (attended Northeast High School, Meridian, Miss.)

• Rafael E. Barahona, Information and Computer Science/Networking and Security, Hanover Park, Ill. (attended Hoffman Estates [Ill.] High School)

• Steven L. Bergeson, Social Psychology, Temecula, Calif. (attended Webber Township High School, Bluford, Ill.) -Bergeson also earned an Undergraduate Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security

• Lagrima C. Bergwerff, Business Administration/Logistics, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Vernon [Texas] High School)

• Daniel Paul Bertagnoli, Management/Accounting, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

• Zacharie Brammer, Criminal Justice Administration/Law Enforcement, Oceanside, Calif.

• Iasia Jasmine Brown, Management/Computer Information Systems, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Bayside [N.Y.] High School)

• Danielle P. Burke, Geography, Oceanside, Calif.

• Richard A. Chmielewski, Business Administration/Management, Murrieta, Calif. (attended Central Catholic High School, Reading, Pa.)

• Jessica Cleveland, Social Psychology, Cranston, R.I.

• Bretton T. Cordsen, Social Psychology, Carlsbad, Calif. (attended Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, Colo.)

• Bryna R. Crawford, Business Administration/Management, Vista, Calif.

• Valerie Xaviera Darling, Social Psychology, Viera, Fla. (attended Alamo Heights High School, San Antonio, Texas)

• Casey L. Durand, Social Psychology, Fort Myers, Fla.

• Jason M. Ellsworth, Business Administration/Management, Menifee, Calif. (attended Gardena [Calif.] High School)

• Keonekealoha P. Fatiaki, Social Psychology, Oceanside, Calif.

• Alyssa V. Fajardo, Management, Murrieta, Calif. (attended Plainview [Texas] High School)

• Kevin A. Farrell, Management/Finance, Temecula, Calif. (attended Miami (Fla.) Northwestern High School)

• Kevin M. Fountain, Business Administration/Management, Temecula, Calif.

• Victoria Leigh Frost, Social Psychology, Oceanside, Calif.

• Levi Fuller, Business Administration/Management, Temecula, Calif.

• Salvador Garibay, Business Administration/Human Resource Management, Los Molinos, Calif. (attended Los Molinos High School)

• Jesus M. Gonzales, Business Administration/Management, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Jefferson High School, El Paso, Texas)

• Jessika Gonzalez, Public Administration/Homeland Security, Oceanside, Calif.

• Curtis C. Gregory, Business Administration/Management, Oceanside, Calif.

• Katsia Gutter-Ali, Social Psychology, New Orleans, La.

• Krystle A. Hall, Business Administration/Personal Financial Planning, Camp Pendleton, Calif. (attended Fossil Ridge High School, Keller, Texas)

• Richard W. Hammac, Business Administration/Management, Okinawa, Japan

• William H. Harris, Management, Sun Prairie, Wis. (attended George Wood Wingate High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

• Kitt Russell Hoffman, Management/Logistics, Temecula, Calif. (attended Godwin Heights High School, Wyoming, Mich.)

• Claudia Huizar, Business Administration/Human Resource Management, Jacksonville, N.C. (attended Leuzinger High School, Lawndale, Calif.)

• Halmia Jackson, Business Administration/Management, Fallbrook, Calif.

• DeMarco F. Johnson, Business Administration/Human Resource Management, Urbana, Md. (attended Springbrook High School, Silver Spring, Md.)

• Janet King, Criminal Justice Administration/Law Enforcement, Temecula, Calif.

• Jonathan Kolb, Information and Computer Science/Networking and Security, Murrieta, Calif. (attended Vista Murrieta High School)

• Zonia Abuei Kotaro, Business Administration/Human Resource Management, Oceanside, Calif.

• Erin R. Kuhns, Management/Healthcare, Oceanside, Calif.

• Clarence S. Lamin, Business Administration/Management, Oceanside, Calif.

• Leon Maurice Lewis, Social Psychology, Oceanside, Calif.

• Erin P. Maloney, Social Psychology, Murrieta, Calif.

• Justin D. McBride, Criminal Justice Administration/Law Enforcement, Oceanside, Calif.

• Ryan Blane Miller, Business Administration/Management, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Fortuna [Calif.] Union High School)

• Brittany Mills, Sociology, Oceanside, Calif.

• Justin R. Ortiz, Business Administration/Finance, Spanish Fort, Ala. (attended Alice [Texas] High School)

• Angel D. Porras, Social Psychology, Camarillo, Calif. (attended Channel Islands High School, Oxnard, Calif.)

• Katelyn Morgan Reiss, Business Administration/Management, Fallbrook, Calif.

• Antoinette A. Reyna, Social Psychology, San Diego, Calif. (attended Oxnard [Calif.] High School)

• Eric G. Rivas, Social Psychology, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick, Md.)

• Amanda Rodriguez, Social Psychology, Fresno, Calif. (attended Clovis [Calif.] High School)

• Carla Rolon Rivera, Business Administration/Human Resource Management, Murrieta, Calif. (attended Freedom High School, Orlando, Fla.)

• Bryan J. Ross, Social Psychology, Temecula, Calif. (attended Fairfield [Calif.] High School)

• Jason D. Rowley, Criminal Justice Administration/Security, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Cottonwood High School, Salt Lake City, Utah)

• Jacob Michael Steinburg, Business Administration/Management, Hampstead, N.C. (attended Averill Park [N.Y.] High School)

• Andrew E. Thomas, Social Psychology, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Tustin [Calif.] High School)

• Laura Sylvana Uzarski, Social Psychology, Murrieta, Calif. (attended Temecula Valley High School, Temecula, Calif.)

• Dominique Jamar Vaughn, Criminal Justice Administration/Law Enforcement, San Diego, Calif. (attended Stonewall Jackson High School, Manassas, Va.)

• Wilmer Viera, Criminal Justice Administration/Law Enforcement, Menifee, Calif.

• Sheldon D. Watts, Management/Human Resources, Murrieta, Calif. (attended North Miami [Fla.] High School)

• Frances S. Whiteside, Management/Human Resources, Stafford, Texas

Associate of Science

• Brigitte E. Behlman, Social Psychology, Fallbrook, Calif.

• Mariah M. Funderburg, Social Psychology, Needles, Calif. (attended Needles High School)

• Jeffrey L. Graham, Criminal Justice Administration, Vista, Calif. (attended Huntsville [Ark.] High School)

• Adam Geoffrey Halter, Management, San Diego, Calif. (attended Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, Kan.)

• Anthony Louis Lappe, Social Psychology, San Clemente, Calif.

• Chelsea T. Robertson, Management, Murrieta, Calif. (attended Bob Jones High School, Madison, Ala.)

Undergraduate Certificate

• Steven L. Bergeson, Terrorism and Homeland Security, Temecula, Calif. (attended Webber Township High School, Bluford, Ill.)

– Bergeson also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Psychology

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 currently serves 16,172 students at 42 campuses in 22 states and online, including Parkville, Independence and Kansas City, Mo.; Lenexa, Kan.; Gilbert, Ariz.; Barstow and Victorville, Calif.; Austin and El Paso, Texas; and 33 military installations across the country.

-Brad Biles – Director of Communications and Public Relations

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