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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.

Navigator Publication

November 19, 2020

Have you spent hours researching, writing and revising an academic research paper? Creating an amazing writing project for one of your courses? After spending hours navigating the rough waters of rigorous academic work, it’s time to celebrate and share your best writing.

Wright Patterson AFB Graduates 2020

November 17, 2020

Park University announces its graduates from the University’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio) Campus. These graduates were scheduled to participate in a commencement ceremony on Nov. 15 at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrook Conference Center on base, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University had 36 students eligible to graduate — three students received a master’s degree, 31 students received a bachelor’s degree and two students received an associate degree.

Mountain Home AFB Graduates 2020

November 16, 2020

Park University announces its graduates from the University’s Mountain Home (Idaho) Air Force Base Campus. These graduates were scheduled to participate in a commencement ceremony on Nov. 15 at the Gunfighter Theater on base, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was cancelled. The University had 12 students eligible to graduate — 10 students received a bachelor’s degree and two students received an associate degree.

Crows Nest November 2 2020

November 2, 2020

The Crow’s Nest newsletter for November 2, 2020.

Fort Leonard Wood Graduates 2020

October 26, 2020

Park University announces its graduates from the University’s Fort Leonard Wood (Mo.) Campus. These graduates were scheduled to participate in a commencement ceremony on Oct. 9 at Nutter Field House on base, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was held virtually on Oct. 23. The University had 15 students eligible to graduate — eight students received a bachelor’s degree and seven students received an associate degree.

2020 General Election Analysis

October 21, 2020

The day after the U.S. presidential election, two members of Park University’s Department of History, Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies faculty will discuss the results, if known, and the significance of the outcome.

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