Note to editors: Students are listed by county and hometown. If a student is receiving more than one degree, all degrees to be earned are listed with the student's name, as are any graduation honors. 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 of record. If a county or state is not listed, there were no graduates from that area.
List prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-1542, jfosberg@k-state.edu; and Megan Molitor, 785-532-1566, molitor@k-state.edu

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

Fall graduates: nearly 1,300 earn degrees from K-State

MANHATTAN -- Nearly 1,300 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this fall.

The graduates hail from 87 Kansas counties, 35 states and 22 countries. Graduation honors were also earned by 132 of these new graduates for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include more than 1,100 bachelor's, approximately 200 master's, nearly 50 doctorates and more than 15 associate degrees.

Twenty-three students graduated summa cum laude, the university's top graduation honor, by earning a 3.95 or higher cumulative academic average. Forty-five students graduated magna cum laude and 62 graduated cum laude. Students qualify for magna cum laude with an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949, and students with academic averages of 3.75 to 3.849 graduate cum laude.

Students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include:

Barber County

Kiowa: Casey Wayne Garman, Bachelor of Science

Barton County

Claflin: Scott Ryan Bulin, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Lance Robert Hoffman, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Ellinwood: Michele LeeAnn Younker, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Great Bend:Shelly E. Bullard, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Shaun A Dobratz, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Marisa Faye Rose, Bachelor of Science in Feed Science and Management; Jason A Sell, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Zachariah Starr, Master of Science in Horticulture; Lindsey Jane Tipling, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Hoisington: Audra Kay Jonas, Bachelor of Science; Anamarie Elizabeth Weber, Bachelor of Science

Bourbon County

Fort Scott: Ryan David Gant, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; Kyle John Stefka, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Brown County

Hiawatha: Kelsey Melissa Lillie, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jill Nicole Wege, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Butler County

Andover:Ryan Joseph Evans, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Meghan Elizabeth Heeney, Bachelor of Science in Education, summa cum laude; Hayley Donelle Henry, Bachelor of Arts; Remington James Rebstock, Bachelor of Science; Brant Lowell Roney, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Meagan Louise Stauffer, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, cum laude; Andrew Thomas Zuiss, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management

Augusta: Tamara J. Bauer, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; John Andrew Harris, Bachelor of Science; Kyle Adam Lipscomb, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Rochelle Marie Sharon, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, magna cum laude; Zachary Michael Strack, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

El Dorado: Javonta Lerun Boyd, Bachelor of Science; Zachary Thomas Fleener, Bachelor of Science; Shay R. Keith, Bachelor of Science in Education; Kayne Charles Shum, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management

Leon: Katie Lynn Powell, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Jena Christine Swanson, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Kristin Renee Willhite, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles

Rose Hill: Meggie Ann Patrick, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, summa cum laude