Two Southwest Valley residents were among 607 students who graduated recently from Park University in Missouri.
Patrick Spencer of Goodyear graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in public administration with a concentration in homeland security, and Mandie Marie Rivera of Buckeye graduated with a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in global business, according to a release.
Graduates originally were scheduled to participate in an in-person ceremony in Independence, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Founded in 1875, the nonprofit, private university operates campuses in Parkville, Independence and Kansas City, Missouri; Lenexa, Kansas; Gilbert, Arizona; Barstow and Victorville, California; and Austin and El Paso, Texas; and at 33 military installations across the country.
For a full list of graduates, visit park.edu/news.