2019 Grand View Commencement

Grand View's 2019 Commencement was held on April 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Hy Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd Street, downtown Des Moines. This year's commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient was The Honorable Christopher L. McDonald ’97, Justice of the Supreme Court of Iowa. Justice McDonald earned his undergraduate degree from Grand View University in 1997 and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2001.  In 2013, he was appointed to the Iowa court of Appeals.  In 2019, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Iowa. The Honorable David R. Danilson, Judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals, also received an honorary degree. He is the third longest serving Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.

Carlos Rodriguez was the student speaker and gave a powerful message of courage, vulnerability and hope. You can find his speech and many more amazing videos on this year's ceremony through our YouTube channel.

2019 Commencement Program

Make sure to check out the professional photos in the gallery below!