Education Briefs 12-30


Iowa State University graduation

AMES, Iowa - Mari Biers of Mendota was among 2,001 students who earned degrees from Iowa State University this fall. The graduates were recognized in a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biers, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health, graduated Cum Laude.

Continuing a practice started last spring, Iowa State prepared graduation day gift boxes for all graduating students. The box included a cardinal-and-gold tassel, musical card from President Wintersteen that plays “Pomp and Circumstance,” diploma cover, streamer tube, I-State car window decal, Iowa State lapel pin, honor cords if applicable and a free introductory membership to the alumni association. 

Iowa Wesleyan dean’s list

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa - Jodie Penman of Paw Paw is one of over 200 students named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Iowa Wesleyan University. Students exemplifying academic excellence represent the United States and countries abroad.

Criteria to be a part of IW’s dean’s list include degree-seeking students taking 12 or more hours per semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.