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Students Graduate From Iowa Lakes Community College

By Staff | Oct 27, 2016

ESTHERVILLE – Iowa Lakes Community College held its Summer Commencement ceremony in late July on the Emmetsburg campus.

Iowa Lakes Community College offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.

The keynote student speaker was Megan Wassom, a Surgical Technology student who received her diploma during the ceremonies. She was introduced by Dana Grafft, Surgical Technology Assistant Professor.

The Kibbie Outstanding Service Award recipients were also announced that evening. Three students – Kyle Bettey, Opinney Gilo and John Kleppinger – were officially recognized for their service to the college and community.

Iowa Lakes Community College, with accreditation by the North Central Association, Iowa Department of Education and Veterans Administration, has campuses in Emmetsburg, Estherville, Algona, Spencer and Spirit Lake. Students from 35 states, 1 U.S. territory and 13 international countries attend Iowa Lakes.

Individuals who would like to know more about Iowa Lakes may visit the college Web site at www.iowalakes.edu or call 1-866-IA-LAKES.

Palo Alto County



Kimberly Collum, Dip-loma, Practical Nursing

Ashton Connelly **, Associate in Arts; ** Magna Cum Laude 3.50 to 3.74 GPA

Cooper Hofstad, Associate in Arts

Samantha Keenan, Diploma, Practical Nursing

Amanda Long, Diploma, Massage Therapy

Emily Noll *#, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing — * Cum Laude 3.25 to 3.49 GPA; # Presidential Scholar

Lane Ver Mulm, Associate in Arts


Shay Mortenson ***#, Associate in Arts — *** Summa Cum Laude 3.75 to 4.00 GPA; # Presidential Scholar


Philip Liessmann, Associate in Applied Science, Graphic Design

Sara Will, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

West Bend:

Emma Fehr, Associate in Arts