Congratulations, Ivy graduates!

We wish we could be together in person to celebrate this special day. Since that isn’t possible right now, the Ivy community has responded with Cyclone spirit to create a meaningful alternative to our traditional convocation ceremony.

We hope you enjoy our convocation video with messages from Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding, Ivy faculty and staff, and graduating students.  

Scroll down to view photos and messages submitted by graduating Ivy students. Hover over the photo to see the student’s name and degree!

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the convocation program.

The convocation video and program list degree candidates
who applied to graduate by November 6, 2020.

Iowa State University Commencement Ceremonies

Iowa State University’s fall 2020 virtual commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students are available on-demand. President Wintersteen and campus leaders are excited to bring the pomp, circumstance, and Iowa State commencement traditions to you wherever you may be in Iowa, the country, or around the world.

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Mohamed Ali (’20 Master of Science in Information Systems): “I would like to thank all faculty and staff.”
Kathryn Bauerly (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my family, friends, and the Ivy College of Business for their consistent encouragement and support throughout my college career.”
Sunny Camacho (’20 accounting): “I would like to thank my family for supporting my endeavors and my boys for making nights we won’t remember but will never forget.”
Adeline Frank (’20 management and marketing): “I would like to thank my family, the Hixson Opportunity Awards staff and program, my adviser, and professors in the Ivy College of Business who have supported me every step of the way in completing my degree at Iowa State University. I owe my success to you.”
Solomon D. Funchess (’20 entrepreneurship): “My family! Without my family’s help, none of this would be possible. I am grateful and appreciative for the encouragement, guidance, and unconditional love over the years. Thank you, this one is for us!”
Raga Ranzitha Govada (’20 MIS): “I would like to thank my parents and family for their support. Graduation reminds me of everyone who has touched my life. The gift of your presence and acknowledgement is truly appreciated.”
Sherry Guirguis (’20 management): “I would like to thank my family and all my friends because they are the reason for my success.”
Cowen M. Hames (’20 MIS): “I would like to thank Iowa State University and the Ivy College of Business for giving me a chance to prove myself and better my life. As a non-traditional student who had a hard time growing up, this was a very steep mountain to climb, but thanks to friends, family, ISU, and perseverance — it has been climbed.”
Robert Hamilton (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank Iowa State University for being home to the best four years of my life!”
Trevor Knabach (’20 management): “I would like to thank the friends, family, and ISU faculty members who made this semester not only possible, but the best that it could be. Being able to spend my final semester on Iowa State’s campus meant a lot to not only me, but every graduating senior that I know. Thank you for the time and effort that you sacrificed to make this all possible.”
Nathan Markus (’20 MIS): “I would like to thank my awesome parents and two sisters.”
Kory Massman (’20 supply chain management): “I would like to thank all my friends and family that have helped me along the way!”
Zuo Mingyang (’20 finance): “I would like to thank everybody that I met and gave me support at ISU.”
Katherine Mueller (’20 MBA): “I would like to thank my family for always being there for me when I needed their help, advice, or shoulder.”
Cade Niblo (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank Dr. Raj Agnihotri for helping me discover my interest in sales and leading me down a path to earn the Professional Sales Certificate.”
Bhavana Dinkar Patil (’20 Master of Finance): “I would like to thank my teachers, parents, friends and family. Thank you for your simple words of encouragement. Thank you for motivating me to set challenging goals. Thank you for instilling in me a notion that hard work really does pay off. Thank you for your endless support.”
Gitesh Narayan Patil (’20 Master of Science in Information Systems): “I would like to thank everyone who was part of this wonderful journey.”
Jacob Pelland (’20 supply chain management): “I would like to thank my parents, Darrin and Kathy. Without your support these last few years, none of this would’ve been possible. I am so thankful to call you my parents!”
Raahym Rasul (’20 supply chain management): “I would like to thank my family, the faculty, and advisors at ISU, who have provided endless support and always believed in me!”
Wendy Richard (’20 MBA): “I would like to thank the esteemed professors and my fellow classmates from the 2018 PMBA Cohort. You all enriched my learning experience exponentially, and I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from each and every one of you!”
Ludmila Scott (’20 Master of Science in Information Systems): “I would like to thank ISU and the Ivy College of Business for enabling me to get my dream job at the Iowa DOT.”
Jing Zhang (’20 Master of Accounting): “I would like to thank my parents who are always behind me and support me.”
Reagan Brackey (’20 marketing): “My favorite Ivy memory is the opportunity to be a part of Collegiate Women in Business. The organization has given me the relationships, leadership opportunities, and professional skills to carry with me far into my future.”
Kirstie Martin (’20 marketing and public relations): “My favorite ISU memory is the opportunity I had through the Iowa State Daily to work with Dean Spalding to write and publish multiple articles about the Ivy College of Business and its history.”
Madison Mueller (’20 Master of Finance): “My favorite ISU memory is campaniling during Homecoming every year and rushing the field after ISU football beat TCU in 2017!”
Melanie Sullivan (’20 MIS and marketing): “My favorite ISU memory is tailgating and supporting the Cyclones at football games.”
Michael Sueppel (’20 MIS): “My favorite Ivy College of Business memory was when I studied abroad in Italy during the summer of 2019.”
Jessica Bigelow (’20 finance): “I have accepted a position with Capital Group as a financial analyst and will be moving to Irvine, California at the start of the new year. I would like to thank my parents for all their support in letting me chase my DREAMS!”
Hadyn Dilley (’20 supply chain management): “I have accepted a position with Target Distribution Center in Cedar Falls.”
Taylor Dubois (’20 marketing): “I have accepted a position with Allen Lund Company!”
Abraham Fisher (’20 MIS): “I have been selected for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. I will be heading to Nuclear Power school, and then after completion to a nuclear powered submarine.”
Hernán Machado (’20 accounting and finance): “My future plans are working in investment banking with Citi!”
Dominick Pearson (’20 marketing): “I have accepted a position with Principal Financial Group as a retirement specialist in Des Moines.”
Joseph Stammeyer (’20 accounting and international business): “I have accepted a position with KPMG in their Business Tax Services practice at their Portland, Oregon location.”
Kyle Therman (’20 finance): “My future plans are to to work in commercial real estate and become a real estate investor.”
Ashley Uthe (’20 accounting): “I have accepted a position with John Deere in their Finance Development Program.”
Carlena Vander Meulen (’20 marketing and supply chain management): “I have accepted a position with Andersen Corporation as an associate supply chain analyst and will be moving to Minnesota following graduation. I will forever cherish the memories I had at Iowa State, but can’t wait to tackle this new adventure!”
Kabrina Voigts (’20 finance): “I have accepted a position with The Guidance Group in Duluth, Minnesota.”
Megan Ziemann (’20 marketing): “My future plans are moving to Des Moines, starting my career as a sales and marketing representative with Techtronic Industries, and adopting a cat.”