DES MOINES — Tony Gooden of Newton has been awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with Highest Honors from AIB College of Business.
Des Moines Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie addressed the graduates during commencement exercises at Community Choice Credit Union Veterans Memorial Convention Center. AIB’s 2013 graduating class included 201 students who received Bachelor of Science degrees and 122 who received Associate in Applied Science degrees.
Cownie told graduates they must be both passionate and compassionate.
“Each and every day, you have to get up, suit up and show up; and you have to prove every single day you’re the kind of leader that’s going to make a difference in your organization,” Cownie said.