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:

Geary County

Fort Riley: Tianne Rae Dean, Bachelor of Science; Rachelle Marie Stuart, Bachelor of Science; Natasha Renae Winslow, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Junction City: Jason Daniel Ackermann, Bachelor of Science; Scott Russell Blount, Bachelor of Science; Michele Carmel Brown, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Katherine Marie Davey, Bachelor of Science; Jennifer Kay Dawson, Bachelor of Science; Melissa A. Demuth, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Kimberly Lynn Gfeller, Bachelor of Science; Chrystal June Gibson, Bachelor of Science; Albert Westley Glover, Bachelor of Science; Melanie Jean Hall, Bachelor of Science, cum laude; Brandon Allen Hamilton, Bachelor of Science; Carolyn Ann Hollis, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Kyle William Irvine, Bachelor of Science; Donald Hongchun Lee, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Debra S. Major, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Everett Mead, Bachelor of Science; Brianne Patrice Montes, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Rachel Marie Moore, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Heather Norman, Bachelor of Science; Jennifer Beth Phillips, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Joel M. Poole, Bachelor of Science; Christy Nicole Augenstein Postlewait, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Rozena R Smalls, Bachelor of Science; Jeremy James Stenstrom, Bachelor of Science; Matthew Lane Stewart, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Mandy Lea Tremont, Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology; Heather Ann Williams, Bachelor of Science;

Shawn Matthew Williams, Associate of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology; Donnie Lee Wolfe, Bachelor of Science; Rindi Rae Zimmerman, Bachelor of Science

Gove County

Grainfield: Stacy Rene Schuster, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude; Clayton Rudolph Zerr, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Graham County

Hill City: Skye Danielle LeSage, Bachelor of Science

Grant County

Ulysses: Justin Scott Egley, Bachelor of Science

Gray County

Cimarron: Brooke Nicole Fairbank, Bachelor of Science

Copeland: Samantha Jo Bunnell, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Ryan James Smith, Bachelor of Science

Montezuma: Heath Allen Koehn, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness