Parkville, Mo. - Park University held its December 2017 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo.

The University had 397 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 156 students received a master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate, and 241 students received a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate. Michael Collins, president and chief executive officer of the Port Authority of Kansas City, Mo., presented the keynote address. Collins, a 2004 graduate of Park, is also the immediate past chair of Park’s Board of Trustees, having served as chair from 2015-17.


Bachelor of Science

• Deborah Childress Davison, Management/Human Resources, Simms, Texas (attended Alice [Texas] High School)