Message from the President for Fall 2020 Graduates

Dear Fall 2020 Graduates,

Congratulations on your momentous achievement! You now hold a degree from Iowa State University, one of the top educational institutions in the country.

We are extremely proud of all that you have accomplished over the years, including your determination to persist and overcome the unprecedented circumstances of your final semester.

I know your Cyclone spirit has been challenged in extraordinary ways, but through this, you have built strength and resilience. You have used creativity and innovative thinking to learn, grow, and succeed.

On the first day of classes last fall, I shared the inspiring words of the late author Toni Morrison,

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

Never could we have imagined this is how your Iowa State story would end, but as a member of the fall 2020 graduating class, you will forever share a special place in Iowa State history. Keep writing your story! We know you will continue to make us proud as you compose the next chapter of your life’s adventure.

Go Cyclones!

Wendy Wintersteen

President Wendy Wintersteen