Six KCK students complete degrees at Wichita State

Six Kansas City, Kansas, students have completed degrees at Wichita State University in the spring.


Students who graduated magna cum laude attained a grade point average of 3.55 or greater. Those who graduated cum laude had a grade point average of 3.25 or better.


KCK students who completed degrees included:

  • Aviance M. Battles, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Performing Arts BFA, magna cum laude.
  • Mikayla Bradford, B.S. in Health Science,
  • Simeon A. Brown, B.A. in Sport Management.
  • Kandyse D. Davenport, Bachelor of Fine Arts, graphic design.
  • Kelly K. Hawj, Bachelor of Science, medical laboratory sciences, cum laude.
  • Heather N. Pfeiff, Master of Education, Special Education – low incidence.

KCK student at Graceland named scholar-athlete by conference

Patricia Thomas of Kansas City, Kansas, has been named a 2019-2020 scholar-athlete by the Heart of America Athletic Conference for exceptional academic achievements at Graceland University.


In order to qualify for this honor, a student-athlete must meet the following criteria:

• have a cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher (on a 4.0 scale),
• have a minimum of 60 accumulated credit hours,
• have completed at least five semesters of college and attended the nominating institution for at least two semesters prior to being nominated,
• have documented participation in a varsity competition in the sport for which they are being nominated.


Thomas is majoring in biology and participated in women’s soccer during the 2019-2020 season.

Graceland University’s main campus is in Lamoni, Iowa. It also has a campus in Independence, Missouri. The university was founded in 1895 by the Community of Christ.

KCK student receives degree

Alison Bouchard, Kansas City, Kansas, has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire.


The commencement ceremony was livestreamed in May. Saint Anselm, a four-year college in the Benedictine tradition, is planning in-person graduation exercises at a later date.