Graduating seniors at Marymount California 2019


Congratulations, Graduates!

Commencement was a momentous occasion — a recognition of hard work and a celebration of academic achievement. We take pride in your success and honor the Class of 2022.

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 7 | 10 am | Cecelia Hall Lower Parking Area

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Commencement Speaker

Brenda Brkusic MilinkovicBrenda Brkusic Milinkovic is a seasoned television executive recognized for her expertise in developing and producing award-winning programming. Brenda serves as the senior director of programming and development at NBCUniversal, where she is responsible for leading the Syndication Studio’s creative development of unscripted content for distribution across the NBCU broadcast, cable and streaming portfolio, and for external networks and streaming services. She also serves as the executive on the Emmy-nominated Access Hollywood and Access Daily.

Previously, Brenda directed the development, production, national distribution and marketing of premium programs on PBS. She also produced an Emmy Award-winning nightly news program and spearheaded a new TV channel for PBS, which was lauded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. During her tenure, she was the driving force behind the acquisition, development and production of thousands of hours of nationally broadcast programs.

Brenda has received 10 Emmy Awards, 15 Emmy nominations, 4 CINE Golden Eagle Awards, 14 Telly Awards, and 3 Golden Mike Awards.

She earned her associate’s degree at Marymount California University before going on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television Production from Chapman University.

2022 Senior Awards


Payton Sprouse

Payton Sprouse

Sunday Eguaroje with Dr. Arian Schauer

Sunday Eguaroje

Angela Manson-McGaughy with Dr. Ryan Alcantara

Emerging Leader Award
Angela Manson-McGaughy

Emily Phoeuth

Legacy Award
Emily Phoeuth

JJ Peterson with Dr. Ryan Alcantara

Student Service Award
Jeffrey “JJ” Peterson

Leonardo Velazco Nun

Resident Advisor of the Year
Leonardo Velazco

Scenes from Senior Mass and Senior Luncheon 2022

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Scenes from the Senior Toast 2022

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Graduation Info and Logistics

GradImages will be the official photographer at the commencement ceremony.

An individual picture will be taken of each graduate receiving a diploma. The photographer will email a proof of the picture to each graduate. Graduates can order prints of individual pictures directly from the photographer.


If you have any outstanding accounts at Marymount, your diploma and transcripts will be held until all accounts have been cleared. Please contact the following departments by phone or email to settle any holds.

Unpaid tuition, parking tickets, etc.Student Accounts, Administration Bldg., Rm 110
Financial aidFinancial Aid Office, Administration Bldg., Rm 111
Overdue library books/finesLibrary, Cecilia Hall, Rm 200
Student conductThe Villas, Mariner’s Landing,  Rm 202

Post Graduation

A verification is a request for a university to verify a student’s degree and enrollment information. Unlike a transcript, a verification is simply a confirmation of degrees earned and does not include course grades. Students may need certification of enrollment to defer student loans, provide proof of enrollment for health insurance, verify degrees for prospective employers or show proof of academic standing to enroll in another institution.

  • An enrollment verification may not be requested until after until the add/drop deadline has passed.
  • We verify one semester at a time.
  • We can verify the current semester and the prior semester of enrollment.
  • The Registrar cannot give grades as part of an enrollment verification, so you will need to request an official transcript instead.
  • Lenders will require a new enrollment verification each semester.
  • The Registrar will provide an enrollment verification should a deferment need to be resubmitted or faxed.
  • There is no charge to fax deferment forms.
  • It may take up to 72 hours to process your request.

Please refer to the enrollment and degree verification form to request a verification of enrollment status or a letter of completion confirming the conferral of your degree.

Students may order transcripts in the Office of the Registrar. Students may also order transcripts online through the Marymount California University website. Federal law requires the student’s signature; therefore, phone requests cannot be honored.

Students may request final transcripts before the end of the semester by asking the Office of the Registrar to hold the request until final grades are posted. Final transcripts with degree date posted and spring 2022 grades will be available by mid-June.

Students may view their final grades via the student portal. Upon logging in, students will be asked to evaluate their spring courses.

Late-August Diplomas

Diplomas will be mailed to all graduates in good standing (no holds) in late August.

All Marymount California University graduates automatically become part of the MCU Alumni Association. There is no membership fee to join, and enrollment is automatic upon graduation. MCU alumni enjoy free lifetime access to career planning resources to help you find a job, polish your resume and networking skills, or connect with employers and professionals in your field.

Be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date and stay connected through Mariner Career Connect or reach out to us at We want to hear how you’re doing so we can celebrate your professional successes and invite you back to campus for alumni reunions, networking and other special university events. We also hope you will join us for opportunities to share your happy memories and success stories with prospective students and families, and donors, and perhaps volunteer as a mentor.