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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:

Kearny County

Lakin: Justine Danielle Sullivan, bachelor of science in biological and agricultural engineering


Kingman County

Cunningham: Scott Raymond Hellar, bachelor of science in aeronautical technology

Murdock: Marcus Alan Meng, bachelor of science in architectural engineering

Nashville: Michael Paul Simon, bachelor of science in business administration

Spivey: Sarah Jo Heimerman, bachelor of arts

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.

Kingman High School: Tenille Ann Peissig, bachelor of science in family studies and human services; Jacob A. Miller, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering

Norwich High School: John Lee Hirt, bachelor of science; John Lee Hirt, bachelor of science in education


Kiowa County

Greensburg: Kelsey Alynn Heft, bachelor of arts; Kelly Jean McKinney, bachelor of science in business administration