AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s largest-ever graduating class (5,248) received degrees during four spring commencement ceremonies in May.

The university awarded 4,439 undergraduate degrees, 527 master’s degrees, 132 doctor of philosophy degrees and 150 veterinary medicine degrees.

Among graduates earning degrees were:

• Alyssa Weigle of Kennebunk who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management, Magna Cum Laude

• Nicole Poirier of Wells, who received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Veterinary Medicine

Robert Easter, president emeritus and professor emeritus of animal science at the University of Illinois; and Simon Estes, Iowa State’s F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Artist-In-Residence, addressed the undergraduates during morning and afternoon ceremonies, respectively. Debra Stewart, a senior fellow at NORC and president emerita of the Council of Graduate Schools, delivered the Graduate College commencement address. Iowa State alumnus and veterinary pathologist Vincent Meador spoke at the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ceremony.