Christopher McConahay, the son of Mark and Kim McConahay of Granger, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Northern Iowa on May 6 with degrees in marketing and economics. He also received the Purple and Old Gold Award for Economics, which is given to the graduating senior with the highest cumulative GPA.
He was selected to deliver the undergraduate student address at the commencement ceremony.
He will begin his career at Cottingham and Butler, an insurance brokerage in Dubuque.
Other Area Education Honors
Buena Vista University - Storm Lake
Taylor Wieland, of Perry, received a Student Organization Leader award for her role in the Buena Vista University Art Club, one of more than 57 organizations available on campus. These leaders provide guidance and motivation to their clubs and attend campus-wide meetings to share knowledge and build skills.
Iowa State University - Ames
Morgan Carroll, Bachelor of Arts, Women’s Studies, Religious Studies
Kylee Funk, Bachelor of Science, Dietetics (H SCI)
Tyler Lesch, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Studies
Brandon Sexton, Bachelor of Science, Supply Chain Management, Magna Cum Laude
Jared Smiley, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, and an MBA
Araceli Guzman, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design
Levi Halling, Bachelor of Science, Agronomy, Seed Science
Vanessa Hunt, Bachelor of Science, Animal Science
Allisa Kliewer, Bachelor of Science, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Irhet Navarrete, Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sociology
Matthew Parris, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Liberal Studies
Dakota Pratt, Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sociology, Magna Cum Laude
Rachel Rothmeyer, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude
Shanon Thompson, Bachelor of Science, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Charles Spellman, Bachelor of Arts, Advertising
MidAmerica Nazarene University - Olathe, Kan.
David J. Swenson, of Perry, was named to the Dean’s List.
South Dakota State University - Brookings, S.D.
William Keith Whiton, of Perry, was named to the Dean’s List.