The University of Iowa

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 1 p.m. Commencement Virtual Ceremony

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 1:00pm
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Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

Dean Sara Sanders and UI President Bruce Harreld will confer degrees. President Harreld will confer an Honorary Doctorate of Science upon Mark Mattson, professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University.

Ted Abel, director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, will introduce Mattson. The student speaker will be Allison Meyer, of Iowa City, Iowa, who will receive a degree in political science and a degree in ethics and public policy with highest distinction.

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.

Select College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors will be recognized. - List of majors recognized at 1 p.m. ceremony.

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Meet the Student Speaker

Allison Meyer

Political Science BA
Ethics and Public Policy (Sociology) BA

Class of 2021

"My education is one of the most important things in my life, and I view the opportunity to speak at commencement as the culmination of the last four years I have had the privilege to spend at the University of Iowa.

I am so grateful for the community that I have found myself a part of, made up of friends, family, and faculty that have given me unwavering support and taught me so much about life,."