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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:

Nebraska

Adams: Allan E. Richardson, Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, magna cum laude

Ashland: Brooke N. Schneider, Master of Science in Apparel and Textiles Merchandising

Beatrice: Julianne Christine Jensby, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry

Blair: Danielle Leigh Hall, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Brainard: Timothy J. Wright, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology

Falls City: Chad Ryan Mullins, Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science

Hastings: Seth Michael Pinkerman, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development

Humboldt: Cassandra Lynn Dutcher, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Imperial: Scott Douglas Dean, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Lincoln: Susan Elizabeth Willard Curry, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Ecology

McCook: Ashlee Nicole Huffman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Omaha: Candace Nicole Mc Dowell, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Papillion: Melissa Kaye Woodworth, Bachelor of Music Education, magna cum laude

Ralston: Matthew Ryan McGath, Bachelor of Science

Schuyler: Alexandra Frances Rath, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Utica: Justin Gene Wiemer, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Wilber: Elizabeth Ann Ourecky, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

New Jersey

Hamilton: Lindsay Margaret Petrocelli, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Somerset: Jacob Daniel Nechrebecki, Master of Science in Food Science

West Deptford: Karen Lynne Murtha, Master of Science in Academic Advising

New Mexico

Los Alamos: Matthew M Simmonds, Associate of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology

New York

Colonie: Mohammed Talal Musabeh, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Hawthorne: Tracy Ann Westley, Bachelor of Science

New Windsor: Maureen Elizabeth Harter, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

New York: Holly Boyer Fisher, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

Rome: Mary Jo Thomas, Master of Science in Academic Advising

North Carolina

Camp Lejeune: Alison Dawn Hadzic, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services