Note to editor: If a county or state is not listed, there were no graduates from that area. 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 on record.
News release prepared by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, sjacques@k-state.edu

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

'Tis the season of success: Students earn degrees from Kansas State University

MANHATTAN -- More than 1,300 students have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University.

The graduates are from 91 Kansas counties, 42 states and 26 countries. Of the university's newest graduates, 117 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include more than 1,050 bachelor's, nearly 260 master's, more than 55 doctorates and several associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

Earning the university's top graduation honor, summa cum laude, were 32 students, who have an academic average of 3.95 or higher; 41 students graduated magna cum laude with an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949; and 46 students graduated cum laude with an academic average of 3.750 to 3.848.

The following students earned degrees from Kansas State University; degree honors, if earned, also are included:

 

Bolivia

Andres Abastoflor, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

 

Brazil

Patricia Barros Abreu Gomes, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Mauro Bergerman, Master of Agribusiness; Daniel Hirai, Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology

 

Canada

Stephanie Patterson, Bachelor of Science; Fiorella Shields, Master of Science in Academic Advising

 

China

Xue Bai, Master of Science in Statistics; Yunhong Cai, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Wenbo Cao, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Liang Chen, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Sheng Chen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Lu Deng, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry; Suhao Han, Doctor of Philosophy in Biology; Yu He, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Panpan Hong, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Die Hu, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Chengcheng Jiang, Master of Accountancy; Yutong Jiang, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude; Liran Jiao, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Kejia Li, Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering; Yingyin Liang, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Ying Lin, Master of Business Administration; Yirui Liu, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Rui Ma, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Yan Miao, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Sixiang Nan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Yun Niu, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Xuchu Pang, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Cum Laude; Tianfeng Shen, Bachelor of Arts; Chenfeng Song, Master of Accountancy; Yijun Sun, Master of Science in Chemistry; Chuwen Wang, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Haolei Wang, Master of Science in Computer Science; Ting Wang, Master of Fine Arts; Changyou Wei, Master of Arts in Economics; Feng Yan, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Mengyu Yan, Bachelor of Arts; Hongyi Yang, Bachelor of Science; Song Yang, Master of Arts in Economics; Luyu Zhang, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry, Cum Laude; Xiaojing Zhang, Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics; Xinchi Zhang, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude; Yilin Zhao, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Chenyu Zheng, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude; Zehua Zheng, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Yuancheng Zhu, Bachelor of Arts; Yue Zhu, Bachelor of Arts; Zhanyu Zhu, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

 

Costa Rica

Monica Umana Alvarado, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

 

Côte d'Ivoire

Philippe Steffan, Master of Agribusiness

 

France

Celine Aperce, Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science

 

Georgia

Bachana Lomsadze, Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

 

Honduras

Dalila Maradiaga Rodriguez, Master of Science in Horticulture

 

India

Anirudh Agarwal, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Pranav Bhatt, Master of Public Health; Sayak Bose, Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering; Sanghamitra Das, Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science; Anubha Garg, Master of Science in Computer Science; Ranjit Prasad Godavarthy, Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering; Vijayalakshmi Iyer, Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology; Ramandeep Kaur, Master of Public Health; Venkata Pasupulleti, Master of Science in Biomedical Science; Kalaiyarasi Pidaran, Master of Science in Agronomy; Sivakumar Sukumaran, Doctor of Philosophy in Agronomy; Manoaj Vijayarengan, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

 

Indonesia

FNU Hendri, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

 

Islamic Republic of Iran

Nassim Sabahfar, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

 

Japan

Shizuka Ishihara, Bachelor of Science; Shohei Sato, Bachelor of Science; Masahiro Sugiyama, Bachelor of Science; Takahiro Suzuki, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Jun Tadaki, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Jordan

Samer Drou, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

 

Kenya

Raymond Mutava, Doctor of Philosophy in Agronomy

 

Kuwait

Ali Alsayegh, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

 

Mali

Sory Diallo, Master of Science in Agronomy

 

Nepal

Mahendra Thapa, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

 

Oman

Hanan Al Kindi, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

 

Paraguay

Rodrigo Marin, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

Puerto Rico

Yamil Rivera, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

Republic of Korea

Seojin Choi, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition; Kyowoong Hwang, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology and Associate of Applied Science; Jonggeun Sung, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

 

Russian Federation

Natalya Makarova, Master of Science in Statistics

 

Saudi Arabia

Husam Al Garni, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Sarah Al-zahrani, Master of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Mohammed Alrabia, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Waheed Banafea, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics; Abdulrahman Kamal, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction; Talal Mouais, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

 

Sri Lanka

Ranaweera Patikirige Niranga Amarasingha, Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering; Kasun Dissanayake, Master of Arts in Economics; Thelge Peiris, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry; Jayaweeralage Ayomi Perera, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

 

Taiwan

Wen-Shen Yen, Doctor of Philosophy