Personal Commencement a Viral Hit

President Bill Ruud, Provost Jim Wohlpart and a number of other UNI admins and staff members put on a personal commencement ceremony for Carley Johnston, who arrived late because of a flight cancellation, and became the talk of the nation for doing so.

A photo of the private ceremony was posted on Reddit by user EBuni and quickly spurred more than 900 comments. News organizations took the story from there. Read coverage from the Des Moines RegisterUSA Today and NBC’s TODAY.

Photo: Des Moines Register