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:

 

Labette County

Altamont: Robert Forbes, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Chetopa: Scott Gerrity, Bachelor of Science

Dennis: Melody Phillips, Bachelor of Science

Parsons: Aaron Burke, Bachelor of Music Education; Anna Clayton, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; Deborah Goins, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Leavenworth County

Basehor: Allison Hatfield, Bachelor of Science in Education; Brian Swenson, Bachelor of Science

Bonner Springs: Kyle Allen, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Eric Barton, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Katelyn Kobialka, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Fort Leavenworth: Ryan Bulger, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Todd Bzdafka, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Richard Cruz, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Jesse Delgado, Master of Arts in Security Studies; Tyler Harper, Bachelor of Science; Richard Hilden, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; William Laase, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Gwendolyn Mitchell, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; James Scullion, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

Lansing: Michael Bach, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Zachary Baker, Bachelor of Science; Russell Buchanan, Bachelor of Science in Education; Danielle Glynn, Bachelor of Science in Education; William Harrison, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Kathryn Sebes, Bachelor of Science; Patrick Sigle, Bachelor of Science; Katie Smith, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Alex Twitchel, Bachelor of Science

Leavenworth: Rebecca Cantlon, Bachelor of Science; William Cordes, Bachelor of Science in Education; Joel Helgerson, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Richard Helling, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Curtis Johnson, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Trey Lohman, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Michelle Meier, Master of Science in Operations Research; Danielle Shea, Bachelor of Science in Education; Eric Steele, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Kenneth Uphoff, Master of Arts in Political Science

Linwood: Hannah Biang, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Caitlin Britt, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Colleen Danahy, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Tonganoxie: Jacob Herrstrom, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Sarah Smith, Bachelor of Science; Amanda Wyatt, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

 

Lincoln County

Wilson: Lindsay Cox, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and Master of Science in Architectural Engineering

 

Linn County

La Cygne: Maggie Michaelis, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

 

Logan County

Oakley: Hannah Moorhous, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude; Aaron Racette, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Margaret Stephens, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Kelly Younkin, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Brett Ziegler, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

 

Lyon County

Emporia: Jayashree George, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Brandon Heavener, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude; Nichole Naab, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude; Betty Sanchez, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

Hartford: Andrew Wiederholt, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering