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2020-21 Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony

Welcome and Congratulations to the Seniors from December 2020 and May 2021

We are proud of these students who have persevered through a pandemic, national and local racial tensions and political upheaval.  We believe that your voices and the perspectives you have shared and learned during your time at Iowa will change the world.  Please keep in touch and keep us updated about your life!

Thank you to the families and friends who have supported these students throughout their education.


Please enjoy the senior slideshow before or after the event, it will also be shown during the ceremony


Graduate Slideshow


Friday, May 14th 3:30 p.m.  Enter the Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony HERE

Photo of EPB and bridge


Please join us for the VIRTUAL RECEPTION where you can mingle with faculty and advisors

Feel free to pop in and out of rooms. They will be open 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (after the ceremony)

Not all faculty may attend but we will try to get as many there as possible.

Room 1: Literary Faculty  Last Name A - C

Adams, Benhardus, Blackwell, Boos, Branch, Brown, Buckley, Bynum, Creekmur, Diffley


Room 2:Literary Faculty Last Name D - N

Diffley, Folsom, Fox, Gidal, Glass,  Greteman, Greyser, Keegan, Kruger, Landon, Lavezzo, Merrill, Nazareth


Room 3: Literary Faculty Last Name L - P 

 Perry, Rhodes, Rigal, Rodriguez Fielder, Round, Stapleton, Stecopoulos, Stewart, Voyce, Wilcox, Witt, Wittenberg


Room 4: Permanent Writing Faculty and Kate Torno (advisor)

D'Agata, Febos, Gooblar, Hall, Howley, Kelly, Sims, Sunstein, Torno, Verzemniek


Room 5 :  Graduate Students, T.A.s, Visiting Provost Writers and Faculty from Outside of English and Allison Wanger (advisor)

Cronin, Kelley, Khalastchi, Hill, Lucas, Morrison, Shoultz, Stewart, Stone, Froh and Wanger, and graduate students (too many to name)



Other Non-English Awards and Scholarships earned by Seniors:

The history department has honored Benjamin Yusen and Hunter WJ Koontz as winners of the Fifth Annual Dante Prize for an Undergraduate Essay on a Medieval Topic. Their honors have been shared on the History website here:

Ellie Zupancic  the Hogan Family scholarship, Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs scholarship and the Rhodes Dunlap Collegiate Scholarship for Scholars in the Third Year (honors program).  I also defended and submitted my honors thesis in philosophy this semester, titled Universalizing Adaptive Preferences. 

Caroline Meek has been awarded the Honors at Iowa Scholars Award 

Nichole Shaw has been awarded: 

  • National Scholars Award
  • Center for Advancement Research Development Award
  • Academic Success Scholarship
  • Alexander Kern Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarship Fund
  • African American Studies Leadership Award