Andrew Kurz, Master of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy; Deborah Lewis, Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science, Psychology; and Ruben Perez, Bachelor Science in Bus Admn, Business Administration, all of Sedalia, have graduated from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Rockhurst University awarded more than 700 degrees at its 93rd annual commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
In keeping with the student-centered focus at Rockhurst, the program featured two student speakers: Katie Marie Birkenfeld, Kearney, Neb., who received a Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy; and Andrew Christopher Kurz, Sedalia, who received a Master of Occupational Therapy.
Rockhurst University is one of 28 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States. It seeks to challenge students while providing a supportive environment for intellectual and personal growth. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Rockhurst among the top Midwest Regional Universities. Rockhurst is the only institution in the Kansas City area to have earned the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.