Graduation 2017

Undergraduate Graduation Photo

John Paul the Great Catholic University held its 9th annual commencement on Friday, September 1, 2017 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 Eleuterio Mireles CJM with Fr. Jorge Gonzalez as concelebrant. Present were Fr. Ankido Sipo and Fr Simon Essaki. All priests are JPCatholic alums

Master of Ceremonies:Chas Baines

Speakers included:

  • Welcome: Dr Derry Connolly, President
  • Faculty Charge: Fr. Andy Younan, Professor of Philosophy
  • Undergraduate speaker: Gabe Moore
  • MBA speaker: Dan Franklin
  • MA speaker: Curtis Keddy


  • Valedictorian: Dana Huffman
  • The Founders' Award for Impacting Culture: Austin Jacobson
  • The Business Acumen Award: Chris Carvalho
  • The Artistic Visionary Award: Miley Durbin
  • The MA Scholarship Award: Luke Heintschel

MBA in Film Producing Class of 2017

MBA Graduation Photo

MA in Biblical Theology Class of 2017.

MA Graduation Photo

Graduation Photos can be seen here.