Suku Radia

DMACC Announces 2019 Commencement Ceremony Speakers

Posted 4/20/2019

​​Retired Bankers Trust CEO Suku Radia to deliver commencement address on May 1

The 2019 Commencement Ceremony for the Ankeny, Newton, Urban and West Campuses of DMACC will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.​

DMACC Ankeny Campus Paramedic Specialist student Amanda Ritchey of West Des Moines will welcome family and friends to the graduation ceremony. Suku Radia, retired Bankers Trust CEO, former Meredith Corporation CFO and past KPMG managing partner, will deliver the commencement address. Born and raised in Kampala, Uganda, Radia came to the United States in 1971 to attend Iowa State University.

More than 2,700 students will graduate from the DMACC Ankeny, Newton, Urban and West Campuses, celebrating commencement on Wednesday, May 1.

Boone Campus Commencement

The 91st Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Boone Campus Commencement will take place at 10 a.m., on Friday, May 3, in the Boone Campus Gymnasium. DMACC Boone student Brandt Damman of Ames will welcome family and friends to the graduation ceremony. John Courter, the Clerk of Court for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, will deliver the commencement address.

More than 200 Boone Campus students will graduate this Spring.

Carroll Campus Commencement

The DMACC Carroll Campus Commencement will take place at 6:30 p.m., Mon., May 6, at the Carroll Senior High School. Carroll Campus Activities Board (CCAB) President Amy Yager of Coon Rapids will give the student address. Phi Theta Kappa Beta Theta Xi Chapter President Katherine “K.T.” Jarvis of Carroll will announce special student awards and honors. North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and former Carroll Campus Provost Dr. Steve Schulz will deliver the commencement address.

A total of 64 DMACC Carroll students will graduate from the Carroll Campus this Spring. In addition, University of Northern Iowa and Buena Vista University students will be participating in the commencement ceremony as both schools offer a bachelor’s degree completion program on the Carroll Campus.

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