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:

 

Pawnee County

Larned: Rebekah Dodez, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; Michael Vratil, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Phillips County

Phillipsburg: Skylar Bloom, Bachelor of Science in Education; Brett Mcclain, Bachelor of Science in  Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Magna Cum Laude

Stuttgart: Colin Kirchhoff, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

Pottawatomie County

Frankfort: Angie Lundberg, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Havensville: Kara Gudenkauf, Bachelor of Science; David Heideman, Bachelor of Science in Feed Science and Management; Joshua Richtarik, Bachelor of Arts

Manhattan: Leonor Bryant, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Bryce Martens, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Kevin Newkirk, Master of Agribusiness; Kimberly Pierson, Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Brianne Porter, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude; Robin Whitten, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude

Olsburg: Kyler Erickson, Bachelor of Science

St. George: Matthew Couchman, Bachelor of Science; Chyann Ebert, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Rachel Mallon, Master of Accountancy; Jason Meurisse, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Andrew Newkirk, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Keith Powers, Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Student Development

St. Marys: Andrew Klein, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Marianne Maddeford, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude; Katherine Mawhinney, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems; Amanda Pedersen, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude

Wamego: Darin Brunson, Master of Arts in Theatre; Katherine Damman, Master of Arts in English; Lauren Everett, Bachelor of Science; Alicia Ewing, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Courtney Harken, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Kai Jonat, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Leif Kerr, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Clifford Krebs, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Heather Ravenell, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Brooke Rindt, Bachelor of Science; Sharon Thielen, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Westmoreland: Amy Young, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude

 

Pratt County

Pratt: Ryan Ford, Bachelor of Science in Education; Weston Goyen, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Brian Wenrich, Master of Arts in Economics