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: 

Harper County

Anthony: Ashlin Brae Cox, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Education, cum laude

Danville: Sara Marie Jelinek, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles

Harper: Shelby Kay Williams, Bachelor of Science

Harvey County

Burrton: Jarett Cody Wright, Bachelor of Science

Halstead: Emma Christine Hawkins, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Laura Catherine Hawkins, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Luke Austin Thibault, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management

Hesston: Jared Mark Ediger, Bachelor of Science; Samuel Maxfield Marston, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; David Michael Spidle, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Newton: Brian Dale Busenitz, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude; Jemma Ruth Dudte, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Slade Byran Headrick, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Haskell County

Satanta: Jerra Linn Hammerschmidt, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Hodgeman County

Jetmore: Chaz Carrol Beckwith, Bachelor of Science; Joshua Russell Burns, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering