COLLEGE: Iowa State honors December graduates 

AMES, Iowa (January 12, 2022) – More than 1,800 graduates received degrees from Iowa State University in December. Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 17-18 at Hilton Coliseum. 

Lisa Schulte Moore, professor of natural resource ecology and management and associate director of Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute, spoke at the graduate ceremony. Alumna Cara Heiden, retired co-president of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Des Moines, gave the undergraduate address.  

During the undergraduate ceremony, university leaders will award an honorary Doctor of Science degree to Herbert Allen (Al) Myers, founder and president of Ames-based Ag Leader, for his achievements as an agricultural engineer, inventor, innovator, entrepreneur and global pioneer in precision agriculture. 

Following are graduates from your area: 


Chelsea, IA 
Matthew Upah, Bachelor of Science, Animal Science

Hartwick, IA 
Kathryn Andersen, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Studies

Marengo, IA 
Kyra Alexander, Bachelor of Arts, English, Cum Laude

Newhall, IA 
Derek Hollister, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
Shelby Karr, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

Shellsburg, IA 
Grace Shultis, Bachelor of Science, Technical Communication, Cum Laude

Traer, IA 
Lane Marlow, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Systems Technology, Magna Cum Laude

Victor, IA 
Mitchell Thys, Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology, Magna Cum Laude

Vinton, IA 
Emily Howes-Vonstein, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude
Cole Smith, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude

Walford, IA 
Faith Hagenow, Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Health, Magna Cum Laude

Williamsburg, IA 
Tyler Buresh, Bachelor of Science, Agronomy, Magna Cum Laude

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