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Shelbina student graduates from Iowa State University


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Posted: Jan. 13, 2020 11:39 am

AMES, Iowa | A Shelbina student was among more than 2,200 graduates who received degrees from Iowa State University. 

Jose Rosa, professor of marketing and John and Deborah Ganoe faculty fellow in the Ivy College of Business, spoke at the graduate ceremony. Alumnus Daniel Houston, chairman, president and CEO of Des Moines-based Principal Financial Group, gave the undergraduate address.

Matthew Alber, of Shelbina, received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.

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