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Top 10 Stories 2020

January 15, 2021

Park University celebrated another historic and noteworthy year in 2019 as the University and its employees 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 2020.

DSC Columbus Graduates 2020

January 12, 2021

Park University announces its graduates from the University’s Defense Supply Center Columbus (Ohio) Campus. These graduates were scheduled to participate in a commencement ceremony on Nov. 14 at Ohio History Connection in Columbus, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University had 14 students eligible to graduate — two students received a master’s degree, eight students received a bachelor’s degree, three students received an associate degree and one student received an undergraduate certificate.

Davis Monthan Graduates 2020

January 11, 2021

Park University announces its graduates from the University’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Ariz.) Campus. These graduates were scheduled to participate in a commencement ceremony on Dec. 19 at the Sea of Glass Center for the Arts in Tucson, Ariz., but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University had 26 students eligible to graduate — 23 students received a bachelor’s degree and three students received an associate degree.

Shane Smeed
Capitol Violence Statement

January 7, 2021

A statement from Interim President Shane Smeed on the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Crows Nest January 5 2021

January 5, 2021

The Crow’s Nest newsletter for January 5, 2021.

Shane Smeed
Smeed Appointed Interim President

January 4, 2021

Park University’s Board of Trustees has appointed Shane B. Smeed to serve as the University’s interim president, effective Jan. 1.

Top 20 Park University Accomplishments (2000-20)

December 23, 2020

On January 1, 2000, Park College officially became known as Park University. Staff from Park’s Office of University Engagement have compiled the top 20 accomplishments and news items from the University’s first 20 years (in chronological order).

Goodfellow AFB, Lackland AFB and Randolph AFB Graduates 2020

December 7, 2020

Park University announces its graduates from the University’s Goodfellow Air Force Base (Texas), Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland Air Force Base (Texas) and JBSA – Randolph Air Force Base (Texas) campuses. These graduates were scheduled to participate in a commencement ceremony on Dec. 5 at the Phoenician Ballroom at St. George Maronite Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University had 111 students eligible to graduate — eight students received a master’s degree, 93 students received a bachelor’s degree, two students received a bachelor’s degree and associate degree, five students received a bachelor’s degree and undergraduate certificate, and three students received an associate degree.

Little Rock AFB Graduates 2020

December 7, 2020

Park University announces its graduates from the University’s Little Rock (Ark.) Air Force Base Campus. These graduates were scheduled to participate in a commencement ceremony on Dec. 4 at the Jacksonville (Ark.) Community Center, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University had 24 students eligible to graduate — two students received a master’s degree, one student received a master’s degree and a graduate certificate, 18 students received a bachelor’s degree, two students received a bachelor’s degree and undergraduate certificate, and one student received an associate degree.

President Greg Gunderson
Gunderson Appointed President Emeritus

November 24, 2020

President Greg Gunderson, Ph.D., has announced his decision to step down from the presidency of Park University to pursue other opportunities. In the interim, he will assume the position of president emeritus. Park’s Board of Trustees has appointed Shane Smeed as acting president with a view toward effecting a smooth transition.

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