address graduates and their families May 11 during two separate ceremonies.
speaker, Kathleen Kunkler, is vice president and financial adviser for
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Kansas City, Mo. A 1982 William Woods graduate
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English communications, she is also a newly
appointed member of the WWU Board of Trustees.
the first person to earn a doctorate from William Woods University. She and Amy James received their doctorates
in December; Saturday, six more educators will be awarded the Doctor of
Education degree in educational leadership.
With another ceremony in December, the combined number of WWU graduates since
last May is 882.
arts, 25 bachelor of arts, one bachelor of fine arts, 113 bachelor of science, and
six bachelor of social work degrees. WWU will award 31 master of business
administration (MBA), 91 master of education (M.Ed.), 63 education specialist
(Ed.S.) and six doctor of education degrees.
campus, students from cohorts in 17 Missouri communities will receive their
diplomas: Bethany, Blue Springs, Columbia, Hannibal, Higginsville, Jefferson
City, Kansas City, Kearney, Kirksville, Mansfield, New Haven, Poplar Bluff,
Rolla, Unionville, Warrensburg, Webster Groves and Winfield. Also graduating
are students from a cohort in Paragould, Ark.
for traditional undergraduates at 10 a.m. and one for undergraduates and graduate
students of the evening program at 2 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held in
Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center.
William Woods will hold its traditional Ivy Ceremony at 9:15 a.m. around Senior
engagement and has served on many non-profit boards. She currently is a member
of the advisory board of the Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
Hospital, Mattie Rhodes Counseling and Arts Center, Kansas City AIDS Service
Foundation, and SAVE. She has been listed in Midwest CEO magazine’s “Most
Influential Women” and Kansas City Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean
her career in education and currently serves as superintendent of schools at
Johnson County R-VII School District in Centerview, Mo. She has served as an
adjunct faculty member for William Woods University for the past six years,
teaching classes at the master’s, education specialist and doctoral level.