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:

Jackson County

Circleville: Douglas John Grollmes, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Holton: Karla S. Bylund, Master of Science in Psychology; John Thomas Hill, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Matt Leon Schreiber, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development

Netawaka: Valerie Marie Dysart, Master of Public Health

Soldier: Celie Janae Holliday, Bachelor of Science; Nicholas Doey Messer, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Jefferson County

Meriden: Daniel Grant Bigham, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Jamie Lyn Hermann, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Jolie Ann Van Petten, Bachelor of Science in Education

Ozawkie: Sarah Jean Brooks, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

Jewell County

Burr Oak: Nathaniel Elliot Gardner, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Jewell: Sierra Elizabeth Koster, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Mankato: Anya Adell Thompson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Johnson County

De Soto: Peter Eric Buffkin, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, cum laude; Jared Michael Wegner, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry

Edgerton: Garrett William Heil, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Fairway: Courtney Grace Pennington, Bachelor of Science in Education, summa cum laude; James E. Price, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Leawood: Jacob Donald Dull, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Meghan Elizabeth Heeney, Bachelor of Science in Education, summa cum laude; Diana Elise Klote, Bachelor of Science in Education, summa cum laude; Matthew Alexander Loeb, Bachelor of Science; James Robert Miller, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Jacqueline Marie Orpin, Bachelor of Science in Education; David William Sabin, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Cameron Bradley Smith, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Derek S. Timler, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Kristen Marie Tremonti, Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology

Lenexa: Matthew Landon Bane, Bachelor of Fine Arts; William Edward Haden, Bachelor of Arts; Kaley Anne Hagemann, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Todd Philip Halling, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering; Michael William Hammer, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jessica Heller, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kathleen Nicole Hoenscheidt, Bachelor of Arts; Jennifer Renee Howard, Bachelor of Science in Education; Ryan Andrew Huff, Bachelor of Science; Courtney Rae Kohler, Bachelor of Science; Adria Christine Ley, Bachelor of Arts; Charles Daniel Loughman, Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Marc Alan Meyer, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Nicholas Joseph Murphy, Bachelor of Science; Robert G. Nicholas, Bachelor of Science; Amanda Kristine Schroeder, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Rachel Maria Schultze, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Evan Michael Smith, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Scott Matthew Soptick, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Adam David Specht, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude; Erin Jane Toughey, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude; Jonathan David Unrue, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems; Brian Michael Watts, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Andrew Ellis Witter, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude; Annabelle Marie Youngquist, Bachelor of Science in Education

Merriam: Liliana Garcia, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

Mission: Charles Phillip Hegstrom, Bachelor of Science; Dustin Leo Maurer, Master of Science in Statistics; Jenna Denise Patterson, Master of Science in Psychology;

Olathe: Lauren Marie Allen, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jennifer Leigh Allison, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude; Brett Michael Bacon, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Matthew Scott Baker, Bachelor of Science in Education; Patrick Benton Bales, Bachelor of Science in Education; Lisa Ann Bartels, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, magna cum laude; Demetrius Deneil Bell, Bachelor of Science in Education; Andrew N. Berggren, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Katie Marie Brunsman, Bachelor of Science; Matthew John Clewell, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Gustavo Augusto Contreras, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Sierra Michele Crask, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Andrea Jo Damas, Bachelor of Science in Education; Alex James Zimmerman Edwards, Bachelor of Science; Elyse Anna Ehlers, Bachelor of Science; Robert Glenn Fairchild, Bachelor of Science; Kery Marie Firestone, Bachelor of Science in Education; Kyle Steven Freeman, Bachelor of Science, magne cum laude; Krystal Lyn Golden, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Elizabeth Ann Hardie, Bachelor of Science in Education; Eva Krystyne Hedtke, Bachelor of Science; Scott K. Hornbaker, Bachelor of Science in Education; Kyle Ryan Keller, Bachelor of Science in Bakery Science and Management; Rodney Marshall Kenner, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Sean Michael Kolich, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, summa cum laude; Ben Joel Lohr, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; Kellen Thomas Manning, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Lauren Elizabeth McClelland, Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude; Harry Eugene McDonald, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude; Colin Lynn Charles Meyer, Bachelor of Science; Paul Bryant Miller, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Brian Patrick Mulcahy, Bachelor of Science; Jillian Elyse Murphy, Bachelor of Science; Nichole Eileen Nesbihal, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Christina Nicole Nixon, Bachelor of Science; Kyle Dennis O'Grady, Bachelor of Science; Bridget Ann Occhipinto, Bachelor of Science; Scott James Pearson, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Kyle Joseph Rickert, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; William David Rittgers, Bachelor of Science in Education; Amber Denise Stokes, Bachelor of Science; Dominic Joseph Svatos, Bachelor of Science in Education; Ryan William Taitt, Bachelor of Science; Heather Sue Tosh, Bachelor of Arts; Joanna Ruth Ward, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Overland Park: Mackenzie Leigh Adams, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, cum laude; Joseph Matthew Aube, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude; Drew Thomas Ball, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Nicholas Christopher Bauer, Bachelor of Science, cum laude; Brendan Thomas Berko, Bachelor of Science; Jennifer Lynn Bernard, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Kyle Arthur Bodamer, Bachelor of Science; Ryan Matthew Bond, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Courtney Kay Brown, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Colin Kent Campbell, Bachelor of Science; Sarah Elizabeth Chalupa, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Vestal Stevens Cook, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management; Benjamin Aaron Crawford, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, cum laude; Andrew Steven Dalbey, Bachelor of Science; Nicholas Jonathan Davis, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Jessie Lee Dowell, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Anthony DeVere Edwards, Bachelor of Science; Shelley Frances England, Bachelor of Science; Elizabeth Catherine Ewell, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Catherine Ruth Fink, Bachelor of Science in Education; Mike Caulan Finney, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Laura May Geiger, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; Sarah Ann Hambley, Bachelor of Science in Education, cum laude; Richard Lee Handgraaf, Master of Business Administration; Robert Allen Harrold, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Alexander Leigh Hayob, Bachelor of Science; Andrew Donald Houchen, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Ashley Rose Hough, Bachelor of Science; Kiley Megan Huff, Bachelor of Science in Education, magna cum laude; Heather Anne Hyde, Bachelor of Science; Kyle Thomas Kongs, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude; Brandan Matthew Kovacs, Bachelor of Science; Katie Elizabeth Krol, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Erin Elizabeth Lehn, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Adam Harlan Lundine, Bachelor of Music Education, cum laude; Elizabeth Renee Manning, Bachelor of Arts; Christopher Allen Martin, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Brian Timothy McCandless, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Education, magna cum laude; Jessica Lynn Melvin, Bachelor of Science in Education, cum laude; Jean Yves Mensah, Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management; William Howard Miller, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Sarah Catherine Mincher, Bachelor of Science in Education; Nicholas Tyler Mitchum, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Thomas Braden Morrison, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Jeffrey Kyle Murdock, Bachelor of Science; Kevin Patrick Murphy, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Thomas Anthony Nelson, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, cum laude; Rebecca Irene Norman, Bachelor of Science; Chad Michael Pederson, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Kelsey Anna Pulley, Bachelor of Arts; Megan Elizabeth Radford, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Logan Edwin Rafferty, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kyle Edwin Reynolds, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Robert Michael Richards, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering; Hannah Maureen Ross, Bachelor of Arts; Mathew L. Schutzel, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Dan Schwartz, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Robert Sicong Sheng, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Rachel Elizabeth Sixta, Bachelor of Science in Education; Benjamin Mark Sojka, Bachelor of Science; Mark Thomas Sundahl, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude; Lauren Jane Sykes, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Sarah Elizabeth Talley, Bachelor of Science in Education; Kristina Marie Visk, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Nicholas Jay Viviano, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Amy Trang Vu, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Emily Elizabeth Waldo, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude; Philip T. Webb, Master of Arts in Security Studies; Hunter Charles Wise, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Prairie Village: Alexandra Danielle Kelley, Bachelor of Science; Darcy Lynn Letourneau, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Whitney Jane Perkins, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Roeland Park: Robert Benjamin Crews, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Ryan Alan Hacker, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Adam Setterburg, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Shawnee:Jeffrey M. Box, Bachelor of Science; Sarah Elizabeth Caldwell, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Andrew James Cook, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; Ben Matrix Gollwitzer, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; John Michael Simpson Harrington, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Heather Renee Hart, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Aubree Ann Casper-LaRue, Bachelor of Arts; Josiah James Maine, Bachelor of Science; Lauren Rachelle Pierce, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, magna cum laude; Joshua Adam Sommerfeld, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Kaitlen Ann Stacy, Bachelor of Science in Education, magna cum laude

Spring Hill: Joshua Ryan Ball, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kelsi Maxwell Drummond, Bachelor of Science, cum laude

Stilwell: Michael Eugene Basler, Bachelor of Science; Adam Michael Foote, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kyle Richard Skaggs, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Westwood: David Charles Owens, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management