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:

 

Geary County

Dwight: Brooke Gursky, Bachelor of Science in Education

Junction City: Tiffany Anderson, Bachelor of Science; Erica Baumann, Bachelor of Science in Education; Derek Brake, Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science; Ron Brooks, Bachelor of Science; Shaston Challans, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Rosemary Dahlgren, Bachelor of Science; Amelia Fader, Master of Science in Geology; Jeremy Gast, Bachelor of Science; Ryan Hackett, Bachelor of Science; Jenissa Hendrickson, Bachelor of Science; Andrea Lauppe, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Shaina Maslonka, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Ashley McCabe, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Elisa Mendoza, Bachelor of Science in Education; Kristen Moore, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Brittany Nelson, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jennifer Rowe, Bachelor of Science; Mandi Stoker, Bachelor of Science in Education; Alan Tajchman, Bachelor of Science; Alison Thornberg, Bachelor of Science; Megan Woods, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Eric Zimmerman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Milford: Leota Dodds, Bachelor of Science in Education; Elizabeth Johnston, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

 

Gove County

Quinter: Brittany Leathers, Bachelor of Science in Education

 

Graham County

Penokee: Kelsie Nickelson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

Grant County

Ulysses: Jeremy Pelton, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Andi Shore, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

 

Gray County

Cimarron: Joel Baublits, Bachelor of Science; Matthew Baublits, Bachelor of Science