AMES, Iowa (June 15, 2020) - A virtual commencement ceremony was held this spring at Iowa State University to honor the nearly 5,100 graduates who earned degrees. The traditional on-campus celebrations were moved online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. University leaders recorded three commencement ceremonies to honor graduates.


Following are graduates from your area:


HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, DEGREE, MAJOR, HONORS (if listed)


Aledo, IL


Lauren Hoffman, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, Cum Laude


Brandi Welch, Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Magna Cum Laude


Alpha, IL


Michael Welch, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine


New Windsor, IL


Emma Molburg, Bachelor of Science, Agronomy