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Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 11:32 a.m. CST

Iowa State University

AMES — At Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies, 4,021 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 3,357 undergraduate degrees, 413 master’s degrees, 147 veterinary medicine degrees and 104 doctor of philosophy degrees.

Graduates from the Creston News Advertiser area include:

Afton – Taylor Hardisty, Bachelor of Science (BS), kinesiology and health; Tyler Mason, BS, agricultural business; Samantha Smith, BS, agricultural studies.

Clearfield – Karl Kerns, BS, animal science, honors program member, cum laude.

Corning – Kaleb Bissell, BS, agricultural business.

Creston – Amber Landers, Master of Arts (MA), history; Kimberly McFee, BS, genetics (AGLS), cum laude; Ryan McKim, Master of Education (M. Educ.), education; Frances Myers, B.S., public relations; Donovan Richardson, BS, food science (AGLS); Samantha Weese, BS, animal ecology.

Diagonal – Chad Starlin, BS, industrial technology.

Greenfield – Christina Lemon, Bachelor of Arts (BA), interdisciplinary studies, psychology; Patrick Rabbitt, M. Educ., education.

Lorimor – Giles Munden, BS, biology (AGLS).

Mount Ayr – Alexandra Knapp, BS, journalism and mass communication.

Orient – Kyle Ritchhart, BS, industrial technology, agricultural systems technology.

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Missouri Valley College

MARSHALL, Mo. — Dr. Sharon Weiser, vice president of academic affairs for Missouri Valley College, has announced the spring 2014 dean’s list. The requirements for the dean’s List are a 3.3 or higher grade point average; at least 12 graded hours for the semester and no “D,” “F,” or “Incomplete” grades for the semester.

Summer Sistad of Creston was named to the dean’s list.

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Graceland University

LAMONI — The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2014 spring term have been announced.

Graceland University students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the president’s list. Students with a GPA between 3.65 and 3.99 are named to the honors list. Students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64 are named to the dean’s list.

Students from the Creston News Advertiser area include:

Afton – Rheanna McGuire, president’s list.

Creston – Ignacio Cardenas, honors list; Keirstan Henry, honors list; Benjamin Landers, president’s list.

Mount Ayr – Jill Ehlen, president’s list; Anne Hosfield, honors list; Jake Still, dean’s list; Jessica Triggs, dean’s list; Kathryn Victor, dean’s list.

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Northwest Missouri State University

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Northwest Missouri State University student Jasmine Ruckman of Creston, a sophomore majoring in agricultural business, was recently recognized during the university’s spring academic celebration as a recipient of the Larry and Velma Ehlert Endowment.

Ruckman was one of about 125 Northwest students recognized at the ceremony alongside many of the donors who support them through scholarships. The celebration is a collaborative event that brings together students, faculty and staff representing each of the University’s three academic colleges, its graduate school and the academic departments within those colleges, as well as the friends and families of students.

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