Graduation 2018

Updated: 5/07/2018

John Paul the Great Catholic University held its 10th annual commencement on Friday, September 7, 2018, 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

Master of Ceremonies

Prof. Tom Dunn


  • Welcome: Dr Derry Connolly, President
  • Senior Address: Paul Campa
  • MBA in Film Producing Address: Gabe Moore
  • Announcement of Graduates: Julia Carrano, Dean of Students
  • Charge to the Graduates: Fr. Andrew Younan


  • Valedictorian: Brigitta Sanchez-O'Brien
  • The Founders' Award for Impacting Culture: Nicholas Willey
  • The Business Acumen Award: Shannon DiSalle
  • The Visual Artist Award: Laura Ramsay
  • The Performing Artist Award: Viva Valdez
  • The Cinematic Artist Award: Nicholas Alayo-Matos
BS Graduation Photo

BS Class of 2018

MBA Graduation Photo

MBA in Film Producing Class of 2018

MA Graduation Photo

MA Class of 2018