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 o f 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.


Wyatt Teeter, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science,


Bailey Upton, Bachelor of Science, Event Management,

Megyn Walston, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences Education,

Trent Wanders, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering,


Elise Atha, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Magna Cum Laude

Logan Gross, Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Magna Cum Laude

Ian Grunig, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Liberal Studies, Summa Cum Laude

Jeremy Hartl, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude

Sydney Spry, Bachelor of Science, Family and Consumer Science Education and Studies,