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Kansas State University
128 Dole Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
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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:


Bellevue: Kristina Marie Fox, bachelor of science; Joanne Marie Rayer, bachelor of science in agriculture

Elkhorn: Nathan D. Broders, master of agribusiness

Hartington: Tracy Lee Sudbeck, bachelor of science in education

Kearney: Andrew Raymond Pullmann, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering

Lincoln: Kent E. LaCombe, doctor of philosophy in history

Omaha: Brittany Leigh Cain, bachelor of arts; Leanne Harris, bachelor of science; Lindsey Jean Patterson, bachelor of science; Paige Rachelle Thompson, bachelor of science in agriculture

Orleans: Twila Hays, bachelor of science in dietetics

Papillion: Patrick James Jankovich, bachelor of science in business administration; Harrison Beck Staab, master of architecture

Wilber: Kellen Eugene Novak, bachelor of science in agriculture



Mountain City: Casey William Bieroth, master of science in agricultural economics


New Jersey

Glassboro: Jacquelyn June Chini, doctor of philosophy in physics

Green Brook: Gina Nicole Marano, master of science in academic advising

Randolph: Chrisdan N. McCready, bachelor of science


New York

Brooklyn: QiuXia Cherry Chen, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in agriculture; Michael Shawn Davis, doctor of philosophy in history


North Carolina

Cary: Christa Lee Blais, master of science in academic advising; Gary Vincent Sullivan, master of science in electrical engineering

Greenville: Sandra Jo Griffin, master of science in academic advising

Lewisville: Jonathan Scott Lichtenhan, bachelor of science

Oakboro: Christy Leigh Greene, bachelor of science in dietetics

Pinehurst: Nathan T Divelbess, master of science in adult, occupational and continuing education


North Dakota

Sheyenne: Jon Warren Meredith, master of science in adult, occupational and continuing education

Wahpeton: Linda Diane Burbidge, doctor of philosophy in economics