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Top 10 Stories 2019

January 10, 2020

Park University celebrated another historic and noteworthy year in 2019 as the University garnered national media attention, and earned international, national and local honors. Park’s Office of University Engagement compiled the University’s biggest stories of the year and asked five members of the University’s staff to pick their top 10 moments from 2019.

Khawaja Photography Exhibit

January 7, 2020

The next art exhibit in Park University’s 2019-20 Campanella Gallery exhibition season will feature a display of digital photography by Masoom Khawaja. The exhibit will be on display Monday, Jan. 13, through Friday, Feb. 28, in the Gallery, located within Norrington Center on the University’s Parkville Campus.

Crows Nest December 19 2019

December 19, 2019

The Crow’s Nest newsletter for December 19, 2019.

Kansas City Area Graduates December 2019

December 18, 2019

Park University held its December 2019 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on Dec. 14 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. The University had 470 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 259 students received a master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate, and 211 students received a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate. W. Ann Hansbrough, J.D., an associate circuit judge in the Circuit Court of Platte County, Mo., and a member of Park’s Board of Trustees, presented the keynote address.

Charleston AFB Graduates 2019

December 10, 2019

Park University’s Charleston (S.C.) Air Force Base Campus held its commencement ceremony on Dec. 6 at the Education Center Auditorium on base. The University had 34 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 31 students received a bachelor’s degree and three student received an associate degree.

Hansbrough Commencement Keynote

December 9, 2019

W. Ann Hansbrough, J.D., an associate circuit judge in the Circuit Court of Platte County, Mo., will present the keynote address during Park University’s Kansas City Area Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 14. The ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo., starting at 10 a.m. The event will include 544 Park University students eligible to graduate and participate in the ceremony — 293 students are set to receive a master’s degree and/or graduate certificate, and 251 students are scheduled to receive a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate.

Senior Art Exhibit Fall 2019

November 20, 2019

An art exhibit highlighting the work of two Park University seniors will be on display from Monday, Dec. 2, through Tuesday, Dec. 31, in the Campanella Gallery.

Mountain Home AFB Graduates 2019

November 18, 2019

Park University’s Mountain Home Air Force Base (Idaho) Campus held its commencement ceremony on Nov. 15 on base. The University had 18 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — one student received a master’s degree, 15 students received a bachelor’s degree and two student received an associate degree.

Fore Appointed Gilbert Athletics Director

November 12, 2019

Park University has appointed Jeff Fore as director of athletics at the University’s Gilbert, Ariz., campus. Fore, who also serves as the Park–Gilbert women’s basketball head coach, began his additional duties on Nov. 4.

VFW Donation

November 7, 2019

Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William “Doc” Schmitz presented a $70,000 donation to Park University on Nov. 6 in support of the University’s research initiative into the awarding or denying of World War I military service medals based on possible racial bias.

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