Allen College

Area Students Graduate from Allen College

Allen College awarded 48 degrees at its commencement ceremony on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Allen College conferred 4 Bachelor of Health Sciences degrees in Medical Imaging, 33 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees, 10 Master of Science of Nursing degrees and 1 Doctor of Education degree.

The summer ceremony included the first graduates who were part of the Allen Legacy Program that was introduced in 2021. The program honors the legacy of Henry B. Allen’s commitment to giving back to the community in which he and his wife lived. It provides financial assistance to Allen College BSN students who commit to work at Allen Hospital and in turn, they are guaranteed employment. The program is currently available to BSN students in both the traditional and accelerated tracks.

The Allen College Board of Trustees also granted Nancy Kramer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa during the ceremony. The degree was granted in recognition of Dr. Kramer’s outstanding service to the College, the UnityPoint Health – Waterloo Region, the State of Iowa, the nation and the nursing profession. Dr. Kramer served UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital and Allen College in various roles for 48 of her 50 years as a nurse. She has also been an active scholar, speaker and grant writer.

Allen College offers degrees in both health sciences and nursing. Information on Allen College is available at