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:

Pawnee County

Larned: Kylee Ann Grant, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry; Christopher Shandon Lemon, Master of Arts in Modern Languages

Phillips County

Phillipsburg: Jeremiah Brooks Gregory, Master of Accountancy

Pottawatomie County

Blaine: Michael Ryan Mahan, Bachelor of Science

Emmett: Rebecca Marion Karnowski, Bachelor of Science in Education, magna cum laude; Tanner Matthew Robbins, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Grant Bradley Byquist, Bachelor of Science in Education; Dereatha Aubrey Cross, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; Sarah Suzanne Komosa, Bachelor of Science in Education

Olsburg: Joseph Dennis Hubbard, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Matt Leon Schreiber, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Callie JoAnn Williams, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Saint George: Breah Michelle Andrews, Bachelor of Science in Education; Kristin Ann Winnie, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Christopher Nichols, Bachelor of Science; Patricia Elisabeth Wallace, Bachelor of Science in Education

Wamego: Taryn Margaret Beck, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Jennifer Marie Blume, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jacob A. Cox, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management, cum laude; Caitlin Brianna Eichman, Bachelor of Science in Education; Thomas W. Hardie, Bachelor of Science; Michelle Katrin Kozar, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Johnnie C. Parker, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jake Edward Quigley, Master of Science in Community Development; Brett Dale Swoyer, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Jenna Wade Wagoner, Bachelor of Science in Education; Ashley Dawn Westhoff, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kelly Jean Whitehair, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Ecology; Thomas Alexander Woods, Bachelor of Science

Westmoreland: Travis Dean Altenhofen, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Shannon L. Fox, Master of Science in Animal Science; Joshua Alan Garcia, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Matthew Sherman Plummer, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management, cum laude

Wheaton: Bailey Jo Harder Starns, Master of Accountancy

Pratt County

Pratt: Pamela Michelle Dietz, Doctor of Education in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Thomas Prescott Galle, Master of Accountancy; Jessica D. Major, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Joshua Kade McDiffett, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture