John Paul the Great Catholic University held its 8th annual commencement on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish church in San Diego. Degrees awarded included: Undergraduate BS in Communications Media and Business; MBA in Film Producing; and MA in Biblical Theology.
Mass Celebrant: Fr. Anthony Saroki, Pastor with Fr. Donald Timone as concelebrant
Master of Ceremonies: Prof. John Kincaid
- Welcome: Dr Derry Connolly, President
- Faculty Charge: Prof Chris Riley, Professor of Screenwriting
- Undergraduate speaker: Erin Pierce
- MBA speaker: Tyler Carlos
- MA speaker: Heather Fasnacht
- Valedictorian: Josh Reznicek
- The Founders' Award for Impacting Culture: Alex Lash
- The Business Acumen Award: John Rockwell
- The Artistic Visionary Award: Stephen Cunningham
- The MBA Entrepreneurial Award: Gabriela Montequin
- The MA Scholarship Award: Barbara Mueller
MBA in Film Producing Class of 2016
MA in Biblical Theology Class of 2016, including Prof. Michael Barber, Chief Academic Officer.