Kansas City Area December 2014 Commencement

Community of Christ Auditorium

Saturday, December 13, 11 a.m.
Community of Christ Auditorium
1001 W. Walnut, Independence, MO 64050


The Kansas City Area December 2014 Commencement ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, Mo., on Saturday, December 13, at 11 a.m. Students are asked to arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. to register and prepare for the ceremony. There are no restrictions as to the number of guests you may invite. Please note that the ceremony usually lasts about two hours.

View a map of the Independence, Mo., area.

Read the December 2014 Commencement Handbook for a schedule of events, information on the ceremony, caps and gowns, photographs, directions to the auditorium, DVD order form and other pertinent information.

The keynote speaker will be announced in the weeks leading up to the ceremony.

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Gary GullerGary Guller, a record-setting mountaineer and a professional motivational and inspirational speaker, was the keynote speaker at the May 2014 commencement ceremony.
          •  Read Guller's keynote address
          •  Commencement program, including the list of graduates
          •  Photos from the ceremony
          •  Video of ROTC commissioning ceremony for 2nd Lt. Adam Hix
          •  Photos from the International Sash Ceremony on May 9
          •  Photos from the Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony on May 9



Previous Kansas City Area Commencement Information


December 2013 Commencement
Deborah Frett Deborah L. Frett, chief executive officer of the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, was the keynote speaker at the December 2013 commencement ceremony. Frett's bio
Read Frett’s keynote address
View a list of the graduates
Photos from the ceremony
Video of ROTC commissioning ceremony for 2nd Lt. Constance Suzan Agregaard
Video of Joshua Watson singing Park University’s alma mater and the commencement recessional


May 2013 Commencement
John MillerThe Kansas City Area May 2013 Commencement ceremony was held at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo., on May 11. Approximately 390 Park University students received undergraduate or associate degrees or undergraduate certificates, and approximately 190 students received graduate degrees or graduate certificates. John E. Miller, a retired lieutenant general who served nearly 35 years in the U.S. Army, provided the keynote address.

December 2012 Commencement
Peter deSilvaThe Kansas City Area December 2012 Commencement ceremony was held at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo., on Dec. 15. Approximately 290 Park University students received undergraduate or associate degrees or undergraduate certificates, and approximate 145 students received graduate degrees or graduate certificates. Peter deSilva, president and chief operating officer of UMB Financial Corp., provided the keynote address.

May 2012 Commencement
Sly JamesThe Kansas City Area May 2012 Commencement ceremony was held at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo., on May 12. Approximately 190 students received graduate degrees or graduate certificates and approximately 250 students received undergraduate or associate degrees or undergraduate certificates. Sly James, mayor of Kansas City, Mo., presented the keynote address.
December 2011 Commencement


May 2011 Commencement


December 2010 Commencement


May 2010 Commencement


December 2009 Commencement