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Commencement Speaker




                                  The Honorable William Thatcher


        William J. Thatcher has been practicing law for forty-seven years in Fort   Iowa State Bar Association, the Webster County Bar Association, and the
        Dodge and is a general practitioner who works primarily in the areas of   Iowa Association of Magistrate Judges.
        estate planning, probate, real estate, and business law. A graduate of
        Fort Dodge Senior High, he attended Iowa Central Community College   Mr. Thatcher has served the greater Fort Dodge community in numerous
                                                                capacities, including leadership positions with Fort Dodge H.O.M.E., the Fort
        and then received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University
        in 1970 and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law   Dodge Salvation Army, the Prairie Gold Council of Boy Scouts, Friendship
                                                                Haven, Trinity Regional Medical Center, the Iowa Health Facilities Council,
        in 1973. After completing his education, Mr. Thatcher returned to Fort
        Dodge and was elected as the Webster County Attorney.  He served as   and the First United Methodist Church Endowment Committee.
        County Attorney from 1975 to 1978 and as a part-time United States   In his private life, Mr. Thatcher enjoys flying his airplane, traveling, fishing,
        Magistrate.  Mr. Thatcher is a judicial magistrate for Webster County, a   being outdoors, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
        position that he has held for over forty-two years.  He is a member of the

                                     Board of Trustees




                            Mr. Mark Crimmins, President - Fort Dodge  Mr. Douglas McDermott - Jefferson
                              Mr. Thomas Chelesvig - Webster City    Mr. Bennett O’Connor - Fort Dodge
                               Mr. Darrell Determann - Eagle Grove    Mrs. Connie Smith - Lake View
                                 Mr. Larry Hecht - Storm Lake           Mrs. Terri Wessels - Palmer
                                 Ms. Deborah Loerch - Manson

                    Foundation Board of Trustees




                                        Ed Shimkat Jr. - President     Tim McDaniel
                                          Susan Ahlers Leman           Jeff Neubaum
                                             Tim Burns                Elizabeth Stanek
                                             Larry Hecht              Dr. Sarah Tofilon
                                            Lori Hopkins                Deb Zemke
                                        Administration




                                                     Dr. Dan Kinney, President
                                 Mr. Tom Beneke, Vice President of Enrollment Management/Student Development
                                   Mr. Jim Kersten, Vice President of External Affairs and Government Relations
                                    Mrs. Mary Ludwig, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
                                            Mrs. Angie Martin, Vice President of Business Affairs
                                              Dr. Stacy Mentzer, Vice President of Instruction
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