The Ceremony

The spring 2017 College of Business convocation ceremony was held in James H. Hilton Coliseum on Friday, May 5, 2017.


The convocation ceremony included greetings from the dean of the college, comments by a student speaker, and individual recognition of students graduating who were in attendance. At the conclusion of the remarks by the speakers, graduating students crossed the stage as their names were read and recognized by the dean and the chair of their department.


Live Stream

Were you unable to attend the spring convocation ceremony? A recording of the live-streamed event is available here


College Gift and Diploma

Students who attended the College of Business ceremony were given a small gift as they crossed the stage. Diplomas were not handed out at the ceremony, but rather can be:

  1. Picked up by the graduate in 210 Enrollment Services or

  2. Mailed to the student 2-3 weeks after graduation.

Please contact the Graduation Office if you have questions about your diploma options, 515-294-9372.



Flash Photography took a photo of each graduate as she/he crossed the stage. Within one week of the ceremony, graduates will receive electronic proofs. Graduating students are able to order photos using an online ordering system. However, you are under no obligation to order any photos.


Questions regarding photographs should be directed to:

Flash Photography


University Commencement Ceremony information

ISU graduation information

For more information about the University’s graduation ceremony, visit the commencement website.


Approximately one month before graduation, specifics regarding the University ceremony will be emailed to all students at their email address on file with the Office of the Registrar. The email will direct graduating students to AccessPlus where they will be asked to provide information about attendance at the university ceremony and a diploma mailing address. Ceremony instructions and a graduation checklist will also be posted on the graduation website. If a student does not receive this information, he or she should contact the Graduation Office at or 515-294-9372.


Convocation Speaker


MORGAN ELIZABETH TULLY is from Burlington, Wisconsin.


She graduated with a double major in marketing and management.


Morgan was involved in many activities during her time at Iowa State University. She served on the executive board for St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn and the College of Business Marketing Club. She was also a committee chair for Business Council, a peer mentor for the College of Business Learning Community, a team leader for Destination Iowa State, and a member of the Women’s Volleyball Club. She received the Gerdin Citizenship Award, competed in an American Marketing Association case competition, and studied international finance, banking, and accounting in Spain.


She completed three summer internships, and during the school year she worked in the College of Business as a Career Services student assistant and a teaching assistant.


Morgan accepted a full-time position following graduation.




Emily E. Soyer

Austin Hilbrands

Finance & Business Economics

Austin C. Hilbrands


Reegan Mackenzie Hardy

Management Information Systems

Nicholas J. Kringle



Allison R. Pitz


Supply Chain Management

Daniel Russell Zabler


Graduate Students

Amelia Sofia Medici


University Student Marshal for the College of Business

Olivia Reicks



For Additional Information

Additional Resources


RSVP for the College of Business Ceremony 

Amanda Scott

Assistant Director of Marketing & Alumni Relations

Iowa State’s Commencement Ceremonies

2200 Gerdin Business Building

Ames Lodging Information 

(515) 294-6882



Previous Convocation Programs

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Fall 2016