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:

 

Jackson County

Holton: Katrina Fox, Master of Science in Biomedical Science; Chad Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kelsey Tanking, Bachelor of Science; Jeffrey Warner, Master of Public Health

Mayetta: Ginger Pugh, Secondary Major

 

Jefferson County

Grantville: Nat Velasquez, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Oskaloosa: Zachary Beach, Bachelor of Science

Ozawkie: Austin Lee, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude

Winchester: Joel Wallace, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

 

Jewell County

Jewell: Mitchell Matter, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

 

Johnson County

Bucyrus: James Holland, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Fairway: Maggie McNiel, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Michael Perbeck, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Gardner: Courtney Brink, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry; Joseph Harper, Bachelor of Science; Luc Heimbach, Bachelor of Science; Blair Johnson, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude; Maurice Ndambuki, Associate of Technology; Daniel Rhodes, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Ryun Ward, Bachelor of Science; Joslin Woofter, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

Lake Quivira: Lindsey Bjerg, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Nicholas Leckey, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Leawood: Emily Anderson, Bachelor of Science in Education; Erin Elson, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Richard Enright, Bachelor of Arts; Rebecca Gentry, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and Master of Science in Architectural Engineering, Summa Cum Laude; Taylor Gudgel, Bachelor of Science in Education; Samuel Haugland, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; Sydney Hendrick, Bachelor of Science in Education; Zachary Karson, Bachelor of Science; Michael Kogler, Bachelor of Science; Kyle Lundy, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Brandon Mais, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Cum Laude; Michael Mazzoni, Bachelor of Science; Matthew McHenry, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude; Paul Mizik, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Skylar Moore, Bachelor of Arts; Christina Navickas, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude; Justin Prelogar, Bachelor of Arts and Secondary Major, Summa Cum Laude; Patrick Reazin, Bachelor of Science; Sarah Shoemaker, Bachelor of Science; John Stehl, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Katherine Newman, Bachelor of Science in Education

Lenexa: Charles Allen, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Kevin Alquist, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Ashton Brasel, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Micala Charlton, Bachelor of Science in Education; Spencer Childs, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Dalton Cummings, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Latasha Cunningham, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Rebecca Davis, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Whitney Davis, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude; Michael Diamond, Bachelor of Science; David Guerrero, Bachelor of Science; Ryan Heathman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Maresa Hornbaker, Bachelor of Science and Secondary Major; Meagan Legler, Bachelor of Arts and Secondary Major; Derek Lopez, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Alex Meyer, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Cole Morrison, Bachelor of Science; Daniel Mulder, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Zachary Stanley, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering; Katherine Calovich, Bachelor of Science in Education

Merriam: Jonathan Phillips, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Laura Weaver, Bachelor of Science

Mission: Cory Harden, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Olathe: Elizabeth Akright, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Steven Alewine, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jennifer Allison, Master of Accountancy; Ashley Anderson, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Erin Baldwin, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; Meghan Bing, Bachelor of Arts; Emily Birch, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Sarah Blaesing, Bachelor of Arts; Drew Bolton, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Secondary Major; Nathaniel Bozarth, Bachelor of Arts; Ashley Brown, Master of Arts in English; Tyler Brown, Bachelor of Arts; Jeniffer Brunker, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude; Randi Cagle, Bachelor of Science; Rachel Carroll, Bachelor of Science in Education; William Conner, Bachelor of Science in Education; Sarah Crotty, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Alyson Eargle, Bachelor of Science; Julia Garten, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Steven Godlewski, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Kristopher Grinter, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Steven Groom, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Lindsey Grossman, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services and Secondary Major; Matthew Grothoff, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Alison Headley, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Erica Heath, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Dennis Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Andrew Jones, Bachelor of Arts; Michele Kerns, Master of Public Health; Abbey Lueth, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Kelsey Matthews, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Cristin Mays, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and Master of Science in Architectural Engineering; Rachael Miller, Bachelor of Science in Education; Abby Miner, Bachelor of Science in Education; Hunter Molencamp, Bachelor of Science in Education; Erin Parfet, Bachelor of Science; Kelsey Price, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Benjamin Reker, Bachelor of Science; Jacob Renne, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Alyssa Segura, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Cassandra Smith, Bachelor of Science; Keisha Smith, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Darren St. Thomas, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Austin Wahaus, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Molly Waner, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Teresa Woods, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Overland Park: Joseph Aube, Master of Accountancy; Shannon Barnes, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude; Katherine Bartram, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude; Erika Bono, Master of Public Health; Marc Bowser, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; Travis Brockmeyer, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude; Krayton Brox, Bachelor of Science in Education; Aaron Buchanan, Associate of Technology; Lauren Cantril, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude; Brittany Carolus, Bachelor of Science; Natalie Carl, Bachelor of Science in Education; Lauren Cody, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Cum Laude; Sarah Crowther, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Chase Davisson, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Kara Disberger, Bachelor of Science in Education; Stephanie Dudley, Bachelor of Music Education, Cum Laude; Jennifer Dunn, Master of Science in Food Science; Ryan Ehart, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kristen Ellison, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Grant Fergerson, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering; Nathan Finster, Bachelor of Science; Michael Fitzgerald, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Elise Gomez, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Michael Grant, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude; Skyler Gross, Bachelor of Science; Amy Hanson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kyle Heslop, Bachelor of Arts; Jeremy Himmelberg, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Carolina Holden, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Megan Holle, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kristen Hopkins, Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management; Martin Huggard, Bachelor of Science in Education; Laura Jones, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Ryan Kahm, Master of Engineering Management; Derek Kirchner, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Jamie Klover, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Kelsey Knutson, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; William Kobylinski, Bachelor of Science; Devin Lally, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Brooke Lindell, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude; Joel Livergood, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Stephanie Lord, Bachelor of Science in Education; Samantha Lyman, Bachelor of Science; Charles Martel, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Joshua Mathiasmeier, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Albert Maurin, Bachelor of Science in  Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Secondary Major; Catherine Mawhiney, Bachelor of Science; Jordan May, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Anne McClain, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude; David Miles, Bachelor of Science; Mallory Nolte, Bachelor of Arts; Kevin O'Brien, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Neil O'Brien, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Adam Peden, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Nathan Peterman, Bachelor of Science; Scott Pinney, Bachelor of Arts; David Porter, Bachelor of Arts; Aaron Priddy, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Ashley Rager, Bachelor of Science; Melissa Ranney, Bachelor of Science in Education; Lindsay Reed, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Crystal Richman, Bachelor of Science; Bryan Roth, Bachelor of Science; Morrisa Rumage, Bachelor of Science; Emily Salter, Bachelor of Science in Education; Caitlin Scholz, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Spencer Schreiber, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; Ryan Scott, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Karie Slickman, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Sara Sorensen, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Lauren Swirbul, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude; Tyler Tannahill, Bachelor of Science; Priscilla Torres, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Kylie Washington, Bachelor of Science in Education; Lynnsey Webb, Bachelor of Science; Alexis Wheeler, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kristin Whiteside, Bachelor of Science; Katelyn Whitsel, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Mike Wilton, Bachelor of Science

Prairie Village: Karsen Dolliver, Bachelor of Arts; Angela Hong, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Christina Strange, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Roeland Park: Eric Wheeler, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Shawnee: Benjamin Augustine, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Kevin Cale, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Sydney Crosby, Bachelor of Science in Education; Courtney Dubbert, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Christopher Hansen, Bachelor of Science; Preston Herman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; William Hisle, Master of Arts Economics; Andrew Faerber, Bachelor of Science; Brooke Pigno, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude; Sean Keating, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Evan Mesh, Bachelor of Science in  Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Nicholas Meyer, Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management; Maureen Murphy, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Pratik Patel, Master of Science in Kinesiology; Madison Peak, Bachelor of Science; Kylee Stutheit, Bachelor of Science in Education; Daniel Truex, Bachelor of Science; Lauren Trussell, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Servicesices and Secondary Major; Kelsey White, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Spring Hill: Rita Anderson, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Christopher Cook, Bachelor of Science; Christopher Rhodes, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Stilwell: Lindsay Burhans, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Education; Morgan Campbell, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Andrew Kuehler, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Andrew Mandracchia, Bachelor of Science; Jay O'Dell, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Drew Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kyle Skaggs, Master of Accountancy; James Strieby, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering; Trenton Yakle, Bachelor of Science

Westwood: Chase Moore, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Mackenzie Stipp, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Laura Wetzel, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services