Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, held commencement on April 28, 2018. Matthew Lash of Vinton graduated with a BA in Public Relations. Matthew is the son of Jay and Michele Lash.

Simpson College is located in Indianola, Iowa, a short drive from Iowa’s capital city of Des Moines. Founded in 1860 by members of the United Methodist Church, Simpson College has approximately 1,300 full time undergraduate students and approximately 400 part time students. Simpson also has a campus in West Des Moines serving primarily adult learners. Simpson offers 80 majors and minors, is a member of the NCAA Division III Iowa Athletic Conference, hosts eight Greek houses on campus and sponsors many extracurricular options for student involvement.