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:

Nemaha County

Baileyville: Brooke Lyn Kohake, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, summa cum laude

Bern: Thomas William Sheik, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Centralia: Whitney Elizabeth Bachman, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles, cum laude; Bryce Alan Burdiek, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Bryce Alan Burdiek, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Sabetha: Jeremy Daniel Haverkamp, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Austin Reed Keim, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Travis James Mccoy, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Laura Kay Strahm, Master of Science in Special Education; Anna Maureen Ukele, Bachelor of Science

Saint Benedict: Michelle Lynn Bergman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Seneca: Neil Edward Bergman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude; Kylee Luckeroth, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Jenna Elizabeth Niehues, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jason Linus Olberding, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, magna cum laude

Neosho County

Chanute: Elyse Nicole Buckley, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry, summa cum laude

Galesburg: Keith Allen Coover, Bachelor of Science

Ness County

Brownell: Nicholas James Felder, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Norton County

Norton: Chelsea Leigh Cox, Master of Arts in Modern Languages; Klaire Jessie Mann, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services