More than 5,200 graduates receive degrees at Iowa State University spring commencement

AMES — 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 your area:


Tianna Kinzie, Bachelor of Science, Animal Ecology,


Katelyn Fulk, Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management,

Karly Monson, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Cum Laude

Reid Nichols, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business,

Justin Somers, Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering,

Logan Steffens, Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering,


Tierney Sothman, Bachelor of Science, Child, Adult, and Family Services, Cum Laude

Tierney Sothman, Bachelor of Science, Child, Adult, and Family Services, Cum Laude


Jordan Vetter, Bachelor of Science, Animal Ecology,


Alyssa Dean, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business and Agronomy,


Emma Sunderman, Master of Science, Agricultural Education,