Buena Vista: STORM LAKE, IA The following students graduated from Buena Vista University in December 2013.
Joshua Kajer, from Toledo, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services-distributive. Kajer attended the Buena Vista University's Graduate & Professional Studies location in Marshalltown.
Thomas Larsen, from Toledo, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. Larsen attended the Buena Vista University's Graduate & Professional Studies location in Mason City.
Angela Bair, from Tama, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business education. Bair attended Buena Vista University's Graduate & Professional Studies location in Marshalltown.
Kirkwood: Cedar Rapids-Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the Fall 2013 Semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours with the college.
Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction are listed below.
Tamara Wise, Pre-Business Transfer - AA;
Miranda Wieben, Liberal Arts - AA;
Derek Vesely, Welding - AAS;
Logan Koester, Liberal Arts - AS;
Bethany Wilson, Horse Science Technology - AAS;
Jason Cronk, Culinary Arts - AAS;
Brady Henson, Diesel Truck Technology - AAS;
Paul Herring, Diesel Truck Technology - AAS
Iowa State University: AMES, Iowa - At Iowa State University's winter commencement ceremonies, 1,821 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,515 undergraduate degrees, 198 master's degrees, and 108 doctor of philosophy degrees.
Area graduates include:
Jessica Brandt, B.A. - Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies
Stephanie Freeland, B.S. - Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Magna Cum Laude
David Bruene, B.S. - Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Studies
Tiffany Gummert, B.S. - Bachelor of Science, Animal Ecology.
Of the students receiving bachelor's degrees, 297 graduated "With Distinction" (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude). Twenty-one students graduated "With Distinction" and as members of the Honors Program.