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News release prepared by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, email@example.com
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:
Adams: Allan Richardson, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, Magna Cum Laude
Bartley: Denton Haag, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Beatrice: Jessica Wilkinson, Master of Science in Special Education
Columbus: Melissa Wilke, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles
Dix: Colton Daum, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology
Imperial: Tyler Heinen, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
Lincoln: Clinton Bruhn, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering; Maurianna Shelbourn, Master of Arts in Communication Studies; Matthew Turnbull, Bachelor of Science
Oakland: Marcie Lechtenberg, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services
Omaha: Anthony Chinn, Bachelor of Science; Robert Dorman, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Kara Tischer, Bachelor of Science
Oxford: Kevin Nielsen, Master of Agribusiness
Papillion: Jenna Lempke, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services
South Sioux City: Melissa Barr, Bachelor of Science in Bakery Science and Management
Las Vegas: Kirsten Snead, Master of Science in Academic Advising
Salem: Samuel Bragg, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction
Dumont: Renee Sanjuan, Master of Arts in Security Studies
West Milford: Zachary Nussbaum, Bachelor of Arts
Albuquerque: Joseph Kinney, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude
Bayside: Nicole Pinkowski, Master of Science in Academic Advising
Brooklyn: Pnina Garfinkel, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Cum Laude
Cheektowaga: Amy Menzie, Master of Science in Dietetics
Deer Park: Tanvir Matin, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management
Fort Drum: Thomas Hussey, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education
Catawba: Erin Dubea, Master of Science in Academic Advising
Locust: Brandy Cleveland, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude
Pikeville: Ross Clark, Master of Science in Academic Advising