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:

Labette County

Parsons: Lauren E. Omarkhail, Bachelor of Science in Education; Hannah Claire Walker, Bachelor of Arts; Elisa Suzanne Winchell, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Lane County

Dighton: Garret Dean Roehl, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Healy: Kurt Adam Fenster, Bachelor of Science

Leavenworth County

Fort Leavenworth: Mary Dee Henke, Bachelor of Science in Education; Greg Rogers, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; John Turner, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

Lansing: Cory Joseph Hardman, Bachelor of Science; Scott William Horrigan, Master of Arts in Security Studies; Cory Joseph Hardman, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Lauren M. Irvine, Master of Science in Dietetics; Michael P. Larkin, Master of Arts in Security Studies; Bridget Rena Plifka, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Michael Riley, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

Leavenworth: Michael James Blankartz, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Anthony Thomas Clemente, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Bonnie Blue Barbara Clemente, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Trevor Lee Fousek, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Courtney Renea Hall, Bachelor of Science in Feed Science and Management; Bret Matthew Hamilton, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Nicole Lynn Jans, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; William Kahmann, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Jennifer Lynn Lord, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Jennifer Phelps, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Sara Gene Shockey Smith, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness; Amanda Kathleen Albert, Bachelor of Science in Education, cum laude

Tonganoxie: James Wesley Armstrong, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Victoria Tenee Fort, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Sara Lynn Herdman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Lincoln County

Lincoln: Taylor Roy Hillegeist, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Kimbre Rowe Middleton, Bachelor of Science; Meredith Michelle Minear, Bachelor of Science in Education; Skyler Reinert, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Linn County

Mound City: Dwight Erich Long, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Logan County

Oakley: Brenden Patrick Kincaid, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; MaKayla Marie Maurath, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Lyon County

Emporia: Billy I Malone, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Hartford: Heather Ann Thomsen, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture