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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:
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
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
Los Alamos: Matthew M Simmonds, Associate of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology
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
Camp Lejeune: Alison Dawn Hadzic, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services