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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:

Edwards County

Kinsley: Kellen Cole Ebert, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering

Offerle: Jonathan Taylor Horacek, bachelor of science in business administration


Elk County

Moline: Scott Sheridan McAlister, bachelor of science in agriculture


Ellis County

Ellis: Jennifer Lynn Jacques, bachelor of arts

Hays: Jaree Danielle Basgall, bachelor of science; Jordan Levi Perez, bachelor of science in education

Munjor: Sharon Clara Leuenberger, bachelor of science in family studies and human services

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.

Hays High School: Cassandra Nichole Leiker, bachelor of science in family studies and human services


Ellsworth County

Ellsworth: Krystin Matuszewicz, bachelor of science in family studies and human services

Kanopolis: Leah Joy Vanek, bachelor of science in human ecology

Wilson: Jenna Lee Sebesta, bachelor of science in agriculture; Ryan Charles Martin Stoppel, bachelor of science in agriculture