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:

Finney County

Garden City: Linda Jeanette Aldana, Bachelor of Science; Abby Louise Amick, Master of Agribusiness; Brandon Steven Barrett, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Rebecca A. Friesen, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Rebecca Angelica Gomez, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Brandon Joseph Hernandez, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Vanessa Elizabeth Reyes, Bachelor of Science; Vanessa Elizabeth Reyes, Bachelor of Science in Education; Thongxai Vouthy, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Ford County

Dodge City: Weston Ross Arbogast, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; ZacharyB. Eddy, Master of Arts in Geography; Julisa Granado Hernandez, Bachelor of Science in Education; Megan Rose Martinez, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Conner Layne Morse, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Chelsea Leigh Raybern, Master of Public Health; Seth Thomas Salmans, Bachelor of Science

Franklin County

Lane: Bradley Wayne Mathews, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kelsey Maureen Stout, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Ottawa: Taylor Rae Allan, Bachelor of Science in Education; Natalie Marie Humerickhouse, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Andrew Michael Huschka, and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Alyssa Dawn Keaton, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Karessa Chantel Lewis, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Philip Kyle Sylvester, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Pomona: Adrian Neal Baker, Bachelor of Science in Feed Science and Management

Princeton: Brett Joseph Adkinson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Richmond: Augustine Francis Wuertz, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Wellsville: Benjamin Richard Balman, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Lindy Marie Marks, Bachelor of Science, cum laude