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:

California

Arroyo Grande: Aaron W Boyd, Master of Public Health

Goleta: Katherine Bethany Vaughan, Master of Public Health

La Mirada: Allison Elizabeth Brown, Bachelor of Arts

Lancaster: De Anne Nicole Tworek, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Los Angeles: Yuriko Fan-Xiu Jung, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Rancho Santa Margarita: Jessica Anne Thiermann, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

San Clemente: Amit Sood, Master of Science in Dietetics

San Diego: Nubia Judith Junco-Williams, Master of Science in Academic Advising

San Francisco: Gretchen Zimmermann, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Temecula: Aaron L. English, Master of Science in Psychology

Templeton: Christopher Lee Vaughan, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Colorado

Aurora: Steven David Woodworth, Bachelor of Science

Boulder: Jarrett Edward Taylor, Bachelor of Science

Brush: Dustin Michael Bass, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Centennial: Rebecca Mae Wegman, Bachelor of Science in Education

Colorado Springs: Kevin Wayne Crowe, Bachelor of Arts

Erie: Heather Louise Cleveland, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Evergreen: Kaitlin Nichelle Page, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, cum laude

Genoa: Joshua Eugene Higgins, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Greeley: Jessica Jo Johnson, Master of Science in Agricultural Economics

Littleton: Amy Lynn Foutch, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Margaret Mae Marolda, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Joseph Douglass Savage, Bachelor of Arts

Parker: Christopher Mark Rude, Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science

Stratton: Todd Michael May, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Towner: Michael Lee Berggren, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Connecticut

New London: Aaron Reid Dronberger, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management