The University of Iowa

College of Nursing Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 9:00am
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Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 9:00am

UI President Bruce Harreld; Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel; Sherry A. Bates of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.; and Dean Julie Zerwic will deliver messages to students. Graduates Christopher Neumann and Danielle Yonemura will be the student speakers.

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.

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Meet the Student Speakers

Christopher Neumann Recognition Slide

Christopher Neumann

Nursing BSN

Class of 2021

"I was extremely honored when I learned I was chosen to be the class speaker on behalf of the BSN class of May 2021. I have been surrounded by some of the brightest and most driven minds I have ever met in my life. I know they will all go on to do amazing things and help so many people,"  

"I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me over the years and all my instructors and preceptors who helped me learn and grow. I truly couldn’t have done it without all of them. I as well would like to thank the University of Iowa for giving me the greatest experience of my life. Go Hawks!" 

Read more about Christopher on Merit Pages


Danielle Yonemura Recognition Slide

Danielle Yonemura

Nursing BSN

Class of 2021

"It is a privilege to be chosen to speak on behalf of my graduating class and I am honored to have the opportunity. I am so very proud of all of our graduates, we all worked really hard to get here.

I congratulate and celebrate each of you, knowing that none of us could have done any of this without each other’s support. Thank you!" 

Read more about Danielle on Merit Pages