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:

Decatur County

Oberlin: Lauren Marie Fortin, Bachelor of Science

Dickinson County

Abilene: Regina Kay Berns, Bachelor of Science in Education, cum laude; Robert Quenten Bolin, Associate of Technology; Robert Quenten Bolin, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology; Jason Warner Curtis, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jordan Alyse Davies, Bachelor of Science in Education; Heather Nicole Leach, Bachelor of Science; Amie Marie Rodda, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Shawn David Scanlan, Bachelor of Science; Jeffrey Heath Welsh, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Hillary Anne Wilson, Bachelor of Science

Chapman: Casey Diane Bell, Bachelor of Science in Education; Megan Elizabeth Wildman, Bachelor of Science

Herington: Tyson Daniel Utech, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management

Solomon: Katlen Jean Lovelace, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Taylor John Meagher, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management

Woodbine: Dustin L Stralow, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Doniphan County

Bendena: Allison Renee' Rush, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Highland: Chase Jordan Smith, Bachelor of Science in Feed Science and Management

Douglas County

Baldwin City: William Allen Osborn, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Eudora: Ali Nila Varela, Bachelor of Science; Stuart Tyler Wingebach, Bachelor of Science

Lawrence: Emily Kathleen Coon, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude; Benjamin Fredrick Harvey, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Troy Heidner, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management; Jacqueline Kathleen Heim, Bachelor of Science; Kelly Lila Jewell, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Pamela Nicole Milleret, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Jacob Colby Rahmeier, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Rebecca Lynn Stack, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Lindsey Jane Tipling, Master of Science in Academic Advising; David W. Thomas, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Heather Dawn Tidd, Bachelor of Science in Education

LeCompton: Patrick J Hinrichsen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; James Edward Kelley, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering