Graduation 2016

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.

Speakers included:

  • 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