The University of Iowa

Carver College of Medicine Associated Medical Sciences Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 2:00pm
Medicine Bachelor of Science Graduates Posing
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Graduates from the following programs of study (majors) will be recognized:

  • Master of Clinical Anatomy
  • Master of Clinical Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences

President Bruce Harreld and David Asprey, associate dean for medical education and professional programs, will deliver welcome messages to students, along with Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel and Sherry A. Bates of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The keynote speaker will be Colin Derdeyn, the Krabbenhoft Chair and professor and department executive officer of radiology, and professor of neurology. Sophie Banegas, of Norwalk, Iowa, graduate of the Master of Clinical Anatomy Program; Megan Anderson, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a graduate of the Master of Clinical Nutrition Program; and Elizabeth McElmeel, of Waterloo, Iowa, a graduate of the Radiation Sciences Bachelor of Science Program, will be the student speakers. Jillian York, senior radiation therapist in radiation oncology, will provide the charge to students. President Harreld will confer degrees.

Spring 2021 Order of Events

Spring 2021 commencement will be virtual, the ceremony will be livestreamed at the scheduled time. Degrees will be conferred and graduates who RSVP'd Yes will be individually recognized during the virtual commencement.

Jenny Maiers

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Meet the Student Speaker

Megan Anderson Recognition Slide

Megan Anderson

Master of Clinical Nutrition

Class of 2021

"It is a great honor to be selected as the student speaker representing the Master of Clinical Nutrition class of 2021 for the commencement ceremony this year. I am so proud and honored to be graduating with some of the brightest, most compassionate, and hard-working classmates I have ever had the privilege of working alongside.

The knowledge, experience and skill set acquired during our time at this institution will serve as the foundation for our careers as healthcare professionals, well prepared to provide exceptional care."

Read more about Megan on Merit Pages



Elizabeth McElmeel Recognition Slide

Elizabeth McElmeel

Radiation Sciences (Radiologic
Technology and Cardiovascular
Interventional) BS

Class of 2021

"I am honored to have been given the opportunity to speak on the behalf of the Radiation Sciences class of Spring 2021. I have gotten to know some of the hardest working, resilient, and most caring individuals that will soon become some of the best individuals in their respected field of choice. I would like to thank all of our families and friends who have constantly guided each one of us to pursue a career in healthcare.

I am grateful for the education that I have received at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Radiation Sciences. Thank you to all of the faculty and staff, who have made this all possible."

Read more about Elizabeth on Merit Pages