Iowa State honors spring graduates

AMES, Iowa (June 7, 2022) – Iowa State University honored more than 4,700 students who received degrees during spring commencement ceremonies May 12-14. 

Alumna Beth Ford, president and chief executive officer of Land O’Lakes, received a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree for her contributions as a leader in business and agriculture and advocate for farmers and rural communities. Alumnus Subra Suresh, president and Distinguished University Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, received a Doctor of Science honorary degree for contributions as a distinguished engineer, scientist, entrepreneur and leader in higher education.

Following are graduates from your area: 


Atkins, IA 

 Shelby Kaestner, Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Studies
 Laura Maschino, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, Summa Cum Laude
 Nathan Wells, Bachelor of Science, Management

Belle Plaine, IA 

 Cole Benton, Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture-Professional Degree, Cum Laude
 Hope Brecht, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences Education, Cum Laude

Blairstown, IA 

 Stuart Tiedemann, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Studies, Cum Laude
 Brandon Venneman, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Systems Technology

Clutier, IA 

 Amanda Arp, Doctor of Philosophy, Rhetoric and Professional Communication

Dysart, IA 

 Taylor Short, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science (LAS), Magna Cum Laude

Hartwick, IA 

 Garner Lynn, Bachelor of Science, Global Resource Systems and Environmental Studies

Marengo, IA 

 Adrianna Jordan, Bachelor of Science, Animal Science

Newhall, IA 

 Alyssa Garin, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Cum Laude

North English, IA 

 Christina Berrier, Bachelor of Science, Biology

Norway, IA 

 Nicholas Brecht, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture
 Allison Jensen, Bachelor of Science, Marketing

Tama, IA 

 Lane Koch, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences Education
 Abbie Parizek, Bachelor of Science, Dietetics (H SCI), Cum Laude
 Abbie Parizek, Bachelor of Science, Dietetics (H SCI), Cum Laude

Traer, IA 

 Lydia Schafer, Bachelor of Science, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design, Summa Cum Laude

Van Horne, IA 

 Alyssa Bierschenk, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences Education
 Elizabeth Masten, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
 Ellie Masten, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude

Vinton, IA 

 Sydney Kelty, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude
 Cole Tharp, Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude
 Carter Weeks, Bachelor of Science, Finance

Williamsburg, IA 

 Gage Blythe, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business
 Victoria Badbent, Bachelor of Science, Horticulture, Summa Cum Laude
 Isaac Caron, Bachelor of Science, Animal Ecology
 Kaitlyn Culp, Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Magna Cum Laude
 Caitlynn Slaymaker, Bachelor of Science, Event Management, Magna Cum Laude

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