Park University Fall 2020 Graduates Announced


Park University announces its Fall 2020 graduates from the University’s flagship Parkville Campus, as well as the Downtown Kansas City (Mo.), Independence (Mo.) and Lenexa (Kan.) campuses. The list of graduates also includes fall online graduates worldwide and graduates from the University’s other campuses across the country not previously announced this year.

Park hosted a virtual all-University commencement ceremony on December 12, featuring keynote speaker Anthony Melchiorri, host, co-creator and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible” series of shows, and a 1990 Park graduate and U.S. military veteran. The graduates were originally scheduled to participate in an in-person ceremony that day at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo., but the event was cancelled earlier in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The University had 607 students eligible to graduate — 260 students received a master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate, and 347 students received a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate.


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

Master of Business Administration

• Tracey Clark, Homeland Security, Oceanside, Calif.

• Iesha Lee Finely, Finance, Fort Irwin, Calif. (attended Thornton Fractional North High School, Calumet City, Ill.)

• Or’Rayia iEaden, Business Administration, Oceanside, Calif.

• Anthony M. Matthies, Marketing, Blue Springs, Mo. (attended Paraclete High School, Lancaster, Calif.)

• Anton G. Melendez, Human Resource Management, Chula Vista, Calif. (attended Otay Ranch High School)

• Isai C. Palacios, Project Management, Chula Vista, Calif. (attended Bel Air High School, El Paso, Texas)

• Denise C. Ramirez, Finance, El Paso, Texas (attended Merced [Calif.] High School)

• Celsa A. Reyes, Business Administration, Hutto, Texas (attended Ganesha High School, Pomona, Calif.)

• Daphne A. Sotelo, Business Administration, Barstow, Calif.

Master of Education

• Joshua P. O’Neal Sr., Organizational Leadership and Adult Learning, Barstow, Calif. (attended Barstow High School)

Master of Healthcare Administration

• Margaret A. Espinosa, Healthcare Administration, Fort Benning, Ga. (attended Hayward [Calif.] High School) – Espinosa also earned a Graduate Certificate in Quality and Innovation Management

Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics

• Adam Hudak, Bellingham, Wash. (attended College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, Calif.) – Hudak also earned a Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems

Graduate Certificate

• Margaret A. Espinosa, Quality and Innovation Management, Fort Benning, Ga. (attended Hayward [Calif.] High School) – Espinosa also earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree in Healthcare Administration

• Adam Hudak, Management Information Systems, Bellingham, Wash. (attended College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, Calif.) – Hudak also earned a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Business Analytics

• Robin Daniel Kennedy, Management Information Systems, Hemet, Calif. (attended Bainbridge [Ga.] High School)


(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)

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

Bachelor of Science

Daniel L. Avila, Criminal Justice Administration/Security, Apple Valley, Calif.

• Anthony D. Bullo, Management, Redwood City, Calif. (attended Quartz Hill [Calif.] High School)

• $ Michelle Marlene Chowdhury, Management/Human Resources, Ramona, Calif

• Taryn N. Cikan, Accounting, Belton, Mo. (attended Carlsbad [Calif.] High School)

• Jeannie Dobson, Social Psychology, Victorville, Calif.

• Edward Hurtado, Management/Computer Information Systems, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (attended South El Monte [Calif.] High School)

• Larry Lee Irwin Jr., Management/Human Resources, Bartlett, Tenn. (attended Mission Bay High School, San Diego, Calif.)

• # Matthew Lin, Criminal Justice Administration/Law Enforcement, Lancaster, Calif. (attended Diamond Bar [Calif.] High School)

• Jose Luis Lomeli, Business Administration/Management, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Channel Islands High School, Oxnard, Calif.)

• @ Robert Lozano, Business Administration/Logistics, Oceanside, Calif.

• Kenneth L. Martinez, Criminal Justice Administration/Law Enforcement, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis, Ind.)

• Tyrone K. Merritt, Criminal Justice Administration, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (attended Glendale [Calif.] High School)

• Karina Perez, Accounting, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

• Joshua M. Rangel, Information and Computer Science/Networking and Security, Apple Valley, Calif. (attended Chaffey High School, Ontario, Calif.)

• Eric Bernard Russell Jr., Social Psychology, Oceanside, Calif. (attended Hickman Mills High School, Kansas City, Mo.)

• Kristina Shmakova, Business Administration/Logistics, Fallbrook, Calif. (attended Durand [Wis.] High School)

• Maria F. Soberanis, Business Administration/Marketing, Overland Park, Kan. (attended Rialto [Calif.] High School)

• Glenna N. Sommer, Social Psychology, Hill Air Force Base, Utah (attended Knight High School, Palmdale, Calif.)

• Elizabeth Y. Swindall, Information and Computer Science/Networking and Security, Syracuse, Utah (attended Edison High School, Fresno, Calif.)

• Gloria Eva Webster, Social Psychology, Barstow, Calif.

• Darrecia Wilkins, Management and Management/Human Resources, San Diego, Calif. (attended Alexandria [La.] High School)

• Johnnie Wilkins, Criminal Justice Administration/Law Enforcement, San Diego, Calif. (attended Warren County High School, Warrenton, N.C.)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

• Chantell N. Greer, Fairfield, Calif. (attended Vanden High School)

Brad Biles • Director of Communications and Public Relations

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