AMES — This fall, 2,001 students earned degrees from Iowa State University. The graduates were recognized in a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continuing a practice started last spring, Iowa State prepared graduation day gift boxes for all graduating students. It included a cardinal-and-gold tassel, musical card from President Wintersteen that plays "Pomp and Circumstance," diploma cover, streamer tube, I-State car window decal, Iowa State lapel pin, honor cords if applicable and a free introductory membership to the alumni association.
Local students graduating included:
— Taylor Carter, of Knoxville, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering
— Cole Vande Voort, of Leighton, Bachelor of Science in agricultural studies
— Trent Schippers, of Monroe, Bachelor of Science in finance
— Joy Van Wyngarden, of New Sharon, Bachelor of Science in agricultural and life sciences education
— Jacob Baier, of Pella, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering
— Alexander Bragg, of Pella Bachelor of Science in anagement
— Erica Nossaman, of Pella, Bachelor of Science in event management (Summa Cum Laude)