Iowa State University's largest-ever graduating class (5,248) received degrees during four spring commencement ceremonies May 9 and 11. Iowa State awarded 4,439 undergraduate degrees, 527 master's degrees, 132 doctor of philosophy degrees and 150 veterinary medicine degrees.

Robert Easter, president emeritus and professor emeritus of animal science at the University of Illinois; and Simon Estes, Iowa State's F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Artist-In-Residence, addressed the undergraduates during morning and afternoon ceremonies, respectively. Debra Stewart, a senior fellow at NORC and president emerita of the Council of Graduate Schools, delivered the Graduate College commencement address. Iowa State alumnus and veterinary pathologist Vincent Meador spoke at the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ceremony.

Following are graduates from our area:

Atkins, IA

Nolan Herman, Bachelor of Science, Microbiology,

Belle Plaine, IA

William Mengler, Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Magna Cum Laude

Blairstown, IA

Kyle Miner, Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude

Center Point, IA

Cole Pitts, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies,

Chelsea, IA

Kayla Toennies, Bachelor of Science, Agronomy and Seed Science, Magna Cum Laude

Des Moines, IA

Monica Hepker, Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences,

Dysart, IA

Dakota Hopper, Bachelor of Science, Management,

Norway, IA

James Brecht, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Studies, Magna Cum Laude
Colton Miller, Bachelor of Science, Construction Engineering,
Kaedon Volz, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Studies,

Urbana, IA

Jylian Ramsey, Bachelor of Science, Management,

Vinton, IA

Jacob Gosse, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering,
Payton Leonard, Bachelor of Science, Dietetics (H SCI), Summa Cum Laude
Devin Womochil, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education,

Walford, IA

Konner Parizek, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business and Economics,
Collin Powell, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design and World Languages and Cultures, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program Member

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