Des Moines University granted 539 degrees at its 2014 Commencement Ceremony, the 114th in the university's history, on Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The dean from each of the three DMU colleges presented their classes and DMU President Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., conferred degrees.
Shellina Herink from Clutier, earned a D.P.T. degree. Herink is the daughter of Barb Hayek Wieben and the late Tony Hayek and the spouse of Kyle Herink.
Continuing a tradition started in 1899, the College of Osteopathic Medicine awarded the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree to 221 graduates. The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery awarded the doctor of podiatric medicine degree to 53 graduates. The College of Health Sciences recognized 249 graduates from five programs - doctor of physical therapy, post-professional doctor of physical therapy, master of science in physician assistant studies, master of public health and master of health care administration. Some students earned dual degrees.
Senator Tom Harkin delivered the commencement address.