Congratulations, 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 this virtual convocation video with messages from Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding, Ivy faculty and staff, and graduating students. The video and the program below include the names of all spring and summer 2020 graduates from the Ivy College of Business

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

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Iowa State University Commencement Ceremonies

Iowa State University’s Spring 2020 virtual commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students will be available on-demand beginning at 10 a.m. Central Time on Saturday, May 9, 2020. 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.

I would like to thank…

Jamie Helm (’20 Master of Business Analytics): “I would like to thank my husband for helping me to achieve my dreams while taking care of six kids and working full-time. Couldn’t have done this without you!”
Haley Matter (’20 MIS and SCM): “I would like to thank my family for the support through my four years here at Iowa State and my friends for the countless memories I won’t forget.”
Eldin Ikeljic (’20 SCM): “I would like to thank my family for all of their support over the years, and a special thank you to my parents Samir and Hatidza.”
Makenzi Zikas (’20 entrepreneurship): “I would like to thank my family for all of their support throughout this crazy journey, the Ivy College of Business professors for genuinely caring about me as a student and my education, my sorority for introducing me to my best friends and women who empower me everyday, and lastly the University of Iowa College of Dentistry for accepting me into their Dental Program for Fall 2020. DDS here I come!”
Alexis Pint (’20 MBA): “I would like to thank my family, friends, classmates, and mentors for all of their support and encouragement! I could not have done it without them!”
Danielle Baldwin (’20 accounting): “I would like to thank my dad and my boyfriend for always being emotionally and financially supportive throughout my journey at Iowa State. I couldn’t have done it without both of you.”
Colton Coffman (’20 management): “I would like to thank my family for all the support they have given me the last four years. I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Preya Gobin (’20 business economics): “I would like to thank my parents for pushing me to pursue my goals.”
Gary McLaws (’20 SCM): “I would like to thank the amazing faculty and staff for their care and support.”
Shimanta Chakraborty (’20 MBA): “I want to thank everyone who made my stay at Iowa State meaningful and memorable. I want to thank the faculty members for always allowing us to learn and excel. Lastly, huge thanks to Debbie and Tabatha for always helping me when needed the most. Go Cyclones!”
Daniel Hennes (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my parents for supporting me throughout my education. I could not have attained my degree without them!”
Allison Gardner (’20 management): “I would like to thank my family and friends for always encouraging me to be the best version of myself.”
Carrie Galvan (’20 Master of Business Analytics): “I would like to thank my family and friends for cheering me on, taking first day of school pictures, and listening to me talk through homework with my cohort for hours over Zoom sessions! I love you all!”
Chet Kaiser (’20 SCM): “I would like to thank all of the professors, mentors, friends, and colleagues that have helped me grow and develop over the last few years. Iowa State has been and always will be home to me! “
Peyton Ditolla (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my parents, Nick and Deb, as well as my grandpa Hank in heaven. I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Kendal Herrig (’20 marketing and SCM): “I would like to thank all of my professors for supporting me over the last four years. Specifically, I would like to thank Dr. Overstreet for the opportunities he brought to my attention and helping to confirm my passion for the supply chain world! I also would like to thank my parents and grandparents for all of their support in pushing me to work hard in all my efforts for both work and school.”
Andre Lowe (’20 MIS): “I would like to thank everyone that has believed in me and supporting my journey up to this point! Wouldn’t be here without you! Much love to you all.”
Shangqing Peng (’20 Master of Accounting): “I would like to thank my family, friends, and school faculty for the wonderful memories you all have given me.”
Kailash Gajmer (’20 MIS): “I would like to thank all my instructors and peers who were very supportive. Thank you for everything.”
Sanchit Chhabra (’20 MIS): “I would like to thank my family and friends for their continuous support during my college years.”
Woojin Lee (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my girlfriend who has been with me since my freshman year.”
Yusong Li (’20 Master of Finance): “I would like to thank my family.”
Adnana Alicic (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my amazingly supportive family. Without their support and sacrifices, I would not be where I am today.”
Karen Alvarez (’20 finance and marketing): “I would like to thank my parents who have always been my support. Without them, I would have not achieved this goal.”
Qianshan Ji (’20 MBA): “I would like to thank my family for the support all the way.”
Sophie Buchmayer (’20 SCM): “I would like to thank all of my friends and family for the continued support!”
Paola Rodriguez (’20 finance): “I would like to thank my parents! Thank you for pushing me to get out of my comfort zone and going to the U.S. to pursue my degree.”
Caitlin Biehn (’20 management): “I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me throughout my college experience. I could not have done it with out them.”
Jonathon Thompson (’20 finance): “I would like to thank my parents, Grizzly, and Busch Light.”
Zachary Schechinger (’20 business economics): “I would like to thank my parents and brother for supporting me over the past four years!”
Kate Howell (’20 MIS): “I would like to thank my family for their love and support, and academic advisor Tara Fisher for her guidance and mentorship throughout my Ivy experience.”
David Reznicek (’20 Master of Business Analytics): “I would like to thank the professors and many staff and leadership at Iowa State University for supporting me through this journey. The experience was very rewarding and I am proud to say I’ve been part of the ISU family.”
Luping Wang (’20 MIS): “I would like to thank all the visionary, supportive, amazing, and caring people that I was blessed to meet at ISU.”
AJ Gullickson (’20 accounting and finance): “I would like to thank my parents and Iowa State for providing me the opportunity to attend ISU and for the continuous support through my four years!”
Nathan Thompson (’20 SCM): “I would like to thank my family, friends, and the amazing staff at the Ivy College of Business.”
Kate Goecke (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank everyone who has grown with me in Ames, and Iowa State for their support the last three years!”
Carley Biggs (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my parents for their endless love and support throughout my four years at Iowa State.”
Ren-di Liu (’20 Master of Finance): “I would like to thank my parents for giving me such a fantastic opportunity to deepen my field of knowledge, while exploring a completely different world and receiving cultural shocks every day. It’s a shame that you won’t be able to participate in my graduation; it’s a pity that I couldn’t bring you guys to travel around the U.S. But looking at the bright side, this also gives me another reason to come back again. Love you guys!”
Amanda Gans (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my family for their amazing support, and Iowa State for fostering an environment of growth, giving me friendships that will last forever.”
Paige Marquardt (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my parents for supporting me and believing in me throughout my time at Iowa State.”
Katherine Ann Reinighaus (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my parents for supporting every hard decision I have made and being great parents.”
Wyatt Metcalf (’20 international business and SCM): “I would like to thank my family for supporting me through everything.”
Adina Ikeljic (’20 SCM): “I would like to thank my family, including my husband who is also graduating with me, and our nine-month-old baby who pushed us to finish for her!”
Elizabeth DeNoble (’20 SCM): “I would like to thank my parents for all the support these last four years. I would not be where I am today without your support and guidance.”
Justin Engler (’20 MIS): “I would like to thank my professors and friends I’ve made throughout my time at Iowa State.”
Amanda Rice (’20 marketing): “I would like to thank my loving parents, Bonnie and Curt Rice, for the unconditional love and support. Thank you to all the incredible people I have met throughout my five year adventure at Iowa State, I truly could not have done it without you!”
Anna Cayer (’20 marketing and SCM): “I would like to thank my family and friends for always being there for me throughout my adventure at Iowa State; I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.”

My favorite memory is…

Matt Hodges (’20 management and SCM): “My favorite Ivy memory is utilizing the school’s entrepreneurial resources to create and grow my company throughout the Midwest, including a part-time lease in the Mall of America.”
Steven Shapiro (’20 SCM): “My favorite Ivy memory is traveling to China with SCM 491. The opportunity to travel across the world to study a supply chain doesn’t come often. I am very grateful that I got this opportunity though the Ivy College of Business.”
Alison Kruse (’20 international business and marketing): “My favorite ISU memory is being a part of Iowa State’s Homecoming Central Committee, and getting the opportunity to co-lead one of Iowa State’s most popular traditions, Yell Like Hell.
Margaret Schnaufer (’20 accounting): “My favorite ISU memory is traveling to San Diego with the women’s ultimate frisbee team for a 3-day tournament during my junior year.”
Hannah Sams (’20 management and marketing): “I have numerous favorite memories from football games at Jack Trice: waking up hours earlier than usual to get in line, rushing the field, dancing to Juicy Wiggle, and doing stadium cleanup with Salt Co.”
Tyler Gerst (’20 management and SCM): “My favorite ISU memory is when my homecoming pairing and I built the first place homecoming float for the second consecutive year!”
Celia Turner (’20 marketing): “My favorite ISU memory is having class outside by the campanile during the spring time.”
Xingru Chen (’20 marketing): “My favorite ISU memory is having a good time with my love and friends.”
Angela Severino (’20 marketing): “My favorite ISU memory is celebrating Iowa State traditions during homecoming. Being a part of a sorority brought me the opportunity to participate in Yell Like Hell, tournaments, and other traditions to celebrate Iowa State!”
Ellen Osterhaus (’20 SCM): “My favorite Ivy memory is interning with Cargill in Sao Paulo, Brazil, working with strategic supply chains for their bioindustrial business.”
Emory Stines (’20 entrepreneurship): “My favorite ISU memory is studying abroad in Florence during spring break 2019.”
Ana Kaushik (’20 finance): “My favorite Ivy memory is being selected as the Ivy College of Business student marshal for Iowa State’s spring 2020 commencement ceremony.”
Ben Kamin (’20 SCM): “My favorite ISU memory is winning the intramural baseball tournament.”
Twime Mwakiluma (’20 MIS): “My favorite ISU memory is the first time I walked on the grounds of Iowa State University, I had tears of joy. ‘When you set your mind to something, plan and work hard, only the sky is the limit'”.

My future plans are…

Gabrielle Stevenson (’20 marketing): “My future plans are joining the United States Air Force to serve our country.”
Madison Kilberger (’20, accounting): “I will be attending graduate school at Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business.”
Kelly Mucrone (’20 MIS and SCM): ‘I have accepted a position with Accenture Consulting in Minneapolis as a technical platform analyst.”
Abigail Miller (’20 marketing): “My future plans are to continue working at the Iowa State University Research Park.”
Mia Lange (’20 accounting): “I have accepted a position with Archer Daniels Midland.”
Michael Hiraldo-Santana (’20 MBA): “I have accepted a position with ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas!”
Emily Orban (’20 SCM): “I have accepted a position with Vishay Intertechnology as a purchasing supervisor.”
Presley Eldien (’20 marketing and apparel, merchandising and design): “I have accepted a position with Von Maur as an executive trainee. My goal is to work my way up to becoming a buyer for the company.”
Stori Schmelzer (’20 SCM): “I have accepted a position with HNI as a supply chain analyst.”
Emma Chizek (’20 international business and SCM): “I have accepted a position with Accenture in Denver, Colorado!”
Taylor Golden (’20 MIS): “I have accepted a position with Meredith Corporation as a BI systems engineer.”
Younggeun Lee (’20 PhD): “I have accepted a position with California State University, Los Angeles.”
Hunter Ezzell (’20 MIS): “I have accepted a position with RSM US LLP.”
AJ Neubaum (’20 marketing): “My future plans are to move to Minneapolis and begin my career at Principal Financial.”
Brooklyn Treinen (’20 marketing and SCM): “My future plans are to move to Des Moines as I begin my career at Principal in the Leadership Development Program. Thank you Mom, Dad, and coffee.”
Stephanie Wathier (’20 SCM): “I have accepted a position with Broadridge Financial Solutions.”
Emma Krell (’20 accounting): “My future plans are to become a CPA and participate in KPMG’s masters of accounting and data analytics program at the University of Missouri – Columbia. From there I will return to KPMG’s Minneapolis office to work full-time as an audit associate.”
Taylor Denman (’20 SCM): “I have accepted a position with MidAmerican Energy.”
Kristina Swenson (’20 management and marketing): “My future plans are to continue to ‘make it happen,” no matter what obstacles cross my path.”
Adam Hackfort (’20 SCM): “I have accepted a position with Pella Corporation.”
Katelyn Couchman (’20 SCM): “I have accepted a position with Innovative Injections Technologies in West Des Moines, Iowa.”
Riley Fabian (’20 finance): “I have accepted a position with American Express at their headquarters in New York City.”
Mackenzie Niday (’20 accounting): “I have accepted a position with Iowa’s Office of Auditor of State.”
Jack Wilson (’20 management and marketing): “I have accepted a position with Frito Lay as a sales management associate and will begin training to become a district sales leader.”
Madeline Da Mask (’20 SCM): “I have accepted a position with Kiewit Supply Network.”
Kok Kent Chong (’20 finance and SCM): “I will be attending graduate school at Dartmouth College.”
Wyatt Blegen (’20 marketing and SCM): “I have accepted a position with Brooksource and will be moving to Minneapolis in the coming weeks.”
Marissa Simpson (’20 accounting): “I have accepted a position with Deloitte as an audit associate in Dallas, Texas.”
Anna Ruegsegger (’20 finance): “I have accepted a position with Boston Scientific in Minnesota for their finance leadership development program! I would not be where I am today without the support of my Mom and Dad! Love you both!”
John Van Erdewyk (’20 accounting and MIS): “I have accepted a position with EY in their risk advisory department.”
Caroline Quinn (’20 management and marketing): “My future plans are to stay at Iowa State for my masters in higher education student affairs! The Ivy College of Business introduced me to some awesome faculty and staff in this field and made me excited to work at a university myself. I’m excited I get to be a Cyclone for two more years!”
Tanner Rinker (’20 management and marketing): “My future plans are to work at Midwest Heritage as a marketing specialist.”
Kelsey Hill (’20 management and MIS): “I will be attending graduate school at Iowa State University!  I will be continuing my education and attain my masters in information systems! I am extremely honored and excited to be able to continue my education at Iowa State this fall.”
Rebecca Wiarda (’20 finance): “I have accepted a position with the USDA Farm Service Agency. I’ll be moving to northeast Iowa and working as a farm loan officer trainee in Chickasaw County.”
Brady Danner (’20 accounting and finance): “I have accepted a position with Ernst and Young in Minneapolis, Minnesota.”