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:

 

Nemaha County

Baileyville: Brent Bergman, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bern: Megan Grossenbacher, Bachelor of Science

Centralia: Ginger Gudenkauf, Bachelor of Science in Education; Andrea Heideman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kayla Kohake, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Corning: Shayla Boeckman, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Goff: Aaron Lueger, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Sabetha: Duane Kaeb, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Taylor Montgomery, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude; Bryan Sperfslage, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Seneca: Dustin Brucken, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Cheryl Dalinghaus, Bachelor of Science; Kyla Heinen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Tyler Hiltibrand, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Katie Kramer, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude; Adam Niehues, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Wendy Strathman, Bachelor of Science in Education

 

Ness County

Ness City: Dakota Bourne, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Megan Gerstner, Bachelor of Science in Education

 

Norton County

Almena: Serena Woodside, Master of Science in Special Education

Norton: Nathan Pollock, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Katharine Roy, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, Cum Laude; Tabitha Vincent, Bachelor of Music Education, Magna Cum Laude