Area graduates receive degrees at Iowa State University commencement

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

At Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies, 4,859 graduates received degrees. Iowa State awarded 4,097 undergraduate degrees, 492 master’s degrees, 137 doctor of veterinary medicine degrees and 133 doctor of philosophy degrees.

Of the students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 1,220 graduated with “With Distinction” (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude). 125 students graduated both with distinction and as members of the Honors Program.


Albert City: Natalie Jensen, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture;  Cole Moens, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business,

Alta: Jill Buckendahl, Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Cum Laude; April Hase, Bachelor of Science, Child, Adult, and Family Services, Cum Laude

Laurens: Matthew Cleveland, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude;.Kaitlyn Pinney, Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Health,

Marathon: Colton Miller, Bachelor of Science, Management

Newell: Katelynn Johnson, Bachelor of Science, Child, Adult, and Family Services;  Zachery Sievers, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Biochemistry

Storm Lake: Marcia Carlson, Bachelor of Science, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design, Cum Laude; Jack Hartnett, Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sociology; Kit Kohl, Bachelor of Science, Software Engineering; Alexandra Larson, Bachelor of Science, Marketing; Jace Piercy, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering; Joseph Sandhoff, Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Health; Nicholas Smith, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering; Blake Widman, Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology, Agricultural Systems Technology; Kyle Wiegert, Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology