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


Graduates:


Granger:


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


Perry:


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


Woodward:


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.