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:

 

Marion County

Burns: Emily Burch, Bachelor of Science in Education

Hillsboro: Tyrel Blecha, Bachelor of Science; Scott Ferguson, Master of Science in Kinesiology; Rachelle Goldsby, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Tyrell Goossen, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Lehigh: Mark Prieb, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Peabody: Duane Unruh, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Marshall County

Beattie: Ryan O'Neil, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Frankfort: Andrew Fritz, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Travis Picolet, Bachelor of Arts; Devin Randel, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management

Marysville: Corey Duever, Bachelor of Science; Jammie Layman, Bachelor of Arts and Secondary Major, Summa Cum Laude; Garrett Lister, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude; Kimberly Ryser, Master of Accountancy

Vermillion: Natalie Greene, Bachelor of Science and Secondary Major; Sheila Polson, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude

Waterville: Zachary Byard, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Brittani Whiting, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

McPherson County

Canton: Ted Regehr, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kaycie Shearer, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Nathan Tinsley, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Chelsie Williams, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Inman: Amanda Postier, Bachelor of Arts; Seth Tolle, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Summa Cum Laude

Lindsborg: Nicholas Eppenbach, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

Marquette: Jessica Wolf, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; M. Jean Ballew, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

McPherson: Jocelyn Colaw, Bachelor of Science; Jared Pavlik, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kaitlin Reed, Bachelor of Science in Education; Kevin Yoder, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Sande Williams, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Moundridge: Adam Davis, Bachelor of Science; Amanda Stucky, Master of Accountancy

 

Meade County

Copeland: Megan Gibson, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude

Fowler: Chad Lundeen, Bachelor of Science

Meade: Blaine Mather, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and Associate of Technology

 

Miami County

Louisburg: Caleb Kueser, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Allison Mckiearnan, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Autumn Town, Bachelor of Science

Osawatomie: Amanda Draper, Bachelor of Science in Education

Paola: Kristen Atkins, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Brogan McWilliams, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Nicole Renberg, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude

 

Mitchell County

Beloit: Curtis Concannon, Bachelor of Science; Dana Drake, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Preston Fuller, Bachelor of Science

 

Montgomery County

Caney: Cassandra Cunningham, Bachelor of Science

Coffeyville: Andrea Smith, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Elk City: Ethan McCabe, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

Morris County

Council Grove: Chelsea Carlin, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Jeremy Glotzbach, Bachelor of Science;

White City: Nicole Buse, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Angela Tucker, Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology