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Note to editors: Students are listed by county and hometown. If a student is receiving more than one degree, all degrees to be earned are listed with the student's name. If a Manhattan area address was given as a permanent address, the student will be listed in the permanent address county and also in the county for the high school of record. If a county or state is not listed, there were no graduation candidates from that area.
List prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-6415,

Monday, Dec. 13, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University has more than 1,300 candidates for graduation in December. Commencement ceremonies were Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, on the K-State campuses in Manhattan and Salina.

More than 1,000 bachelor's degrees, more than 225 master's degrees, about 55 doctoral degrees and more than 10 associate degrees were awarded. Around 30 students were candidates earning multiple degrees.

Candidates for graduation include:


Allen County

Humboldt: John Michael Rickner, bachelor of science in agriculture

Iola: Caleb Joseph Leslie, bachelor of science in agriculture; Erin Renea Morris, bachelor of science in interior design; Kayleigh Anne Strickler, bachelor of science in human nutrition

Moran: Chris Alan Weston, bachelor of science in agriculture


Anderson County

Garnett: Katelin Marie Cooper, bachelor of science; Colton Miller Lowe, bachelor of science in business administration; Kyle Joseph Peine, bachelor of science in agribusiness

Greeley: Shandi Dawn Andres, master of science in family studies and human services


Atchison County

Atchison: Michael Keith Denton, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering; Lesley Dawn Marlatt, bachelor of science; Caitlin Ann Mcconaughey, bachelor of science in agriculture; Abby Lynn Navinskey, bachelor of science in education; Theresa A Wurzbacher, bachelor of science in technology management

Editor's note: The students listed below gave an out-of-county permanent address. These students are listed by high school to get the news to their hometown newspapers.

Atchison County Community High School: Simon William Nolting, bachelor of science; Chad Michael Erpelding, bachelor of science in agriculture

Atchison High School: Taylor M. Allen, bachelor of science in human nutrition