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:

Marion County

Florence: Danielle Elizabeth Cope, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, magna cum laude

Hillsboro: Caleb Bradley Alan Barkman, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Tyler Daniel Kaufman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Lost Springs: Tad Alan Remy, Bachelor of Science in Education; Daniel Lee Goentzel, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Peabody: Lindsay R. Wiebe, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Tampa: Lucas James Hamm, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Marshall County

Blue Rapids: Krista Jaye Carter, Bachelor of Arts

Bremen: Kaleb Henry Drinkgern, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Frankfort: Andrew Joseph Fritz, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Home: Devin John Seematter, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology

Marysville: Kari A. Friedrichs, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, summa cum laude

Vermillion: Nathaniel David Kramer, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, cum laude

McPherson County

Galva: Shane Anthony Williams, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Inman: Meaghan Alyse Shroyer, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

McPherson: Allie Archer, Master of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering; David Andrew Kilby, Bachelor of Science; Shane Kenneth Kirchner, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction; Abigail Cassandra Ratlief, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Michael Lee Davidson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Meade County

Plains: Clayton Carl Lynn, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Bucyrus: Justin David Jenkins, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Ryan Joseph Quinn, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Miami County

Fontana: Jessica Rae French, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude

Paola: Carlie Rose Gaus, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, cum laude; Ryan Matthew Krehbiel, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Reece Erick Nelson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Mitchell County

Beloit: Ashley Marie Eck, Bachelor of Science in Education, summa cum laude; Debra Jolene Geyer, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Montgomery County

Cherryvale: Lukas Alan Haselwood, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Nicholas Ryan Steffen, Associate of Applied Science

Coffeyville: Ryan Lee Schlotfelt, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Jessica Marie Schuessler, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Elk City: Mark Andrew Worcester, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Independence: Joee Lynn Seibel, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Abigail Nicole Walls, Bachelor of Science; Jaymee Leigh Wright, Bachelor of Science

Morris County

Council Grove: Cameron C. Cavalieri, Bachelor of Science

Dwight: Ashley Elizabeth Conrad, Bachelor of Arts