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:

Rawlins County

Atwood: Heather Chance, Master of Public Health

McDonald: David Robert Banister, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

Reno County

Buhler: Kacey Lea Barr, Bachelor of Science; Taylor Brent Wedel, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude

Haven: Susan Nicole Borntrager, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Travis Michael Johnson, Bachelor of Science; Jaimie Rose Shores, Bachelor of Music Education; Kayla Stella Naomi Westfahl, Bachelor of Science

Hutchinson: Darcie Delancey Canfield, Bachelor of Arts; Daniel L. Huffman, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Heath Michel Gerstner, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Brandon Keith Janzen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kayla L. Jones, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude; Matthew David Lansdowne, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Andrew Douglass Link, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology;

Kylee Marie Naccarato, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude; Terry Brandon Penny, Bachelor of Science; Cassandra Nicole Sollers, Bachelor of Science in Feed Science and Management; Joshua Stephen Stacey, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Jordan Michelle Tonn, Bachelor of Science in Education, magna cum laude

Partridge: Curtis Matthew Schriever, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Sterling: Kramer Heath Farney, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Republic County

Belleville: Kristin Marie Blecha, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Caleb Shea Gieber, Bachelor of Science in Education; Thad Alan Millsap, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Courtland: Kristen Marie Tebow, Bachelor of Science

Scandia: Levi Scott Herrman, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Brooke Nicole Larson, Bachelor of Science; Corbin Allen Larson, Bachelor of Science

Rice County

Lyons: Kathryn Grace Giersch, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Chelsi N. Knight, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Casey Austin Tillman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Keegan Riley Wiens, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude; Jessica Dawn Wilson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Sterling: Mickelle Marie Schneider, Bachelor of Science

Riley County

Leonardville: Amy Shannel Hageman, Bachelor of Fine Arts

ManhattanAaron Richard Abbott, Bachelor of Arts; Aaron Edward Adams, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Patricia Roseth Adams, Bachelor of Fine Arts; David L. Allen, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Tyaomi L. Antoine, Master of Science in Psychology; Sarah D. Auvenshine, Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Anthony Jeffrey Ayon, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Cole Ryan Bachamp, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Hannah Rose Baker, Bachelor of Arts, university honors program; Grant Michael Bauer, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Tamara J. Bauer, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Lynn Michael Beer, Bachelor of Science; Aaron James Bell, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Steven L. Bellinger, Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering; Walter Thomas Bembry, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Lisa Artman Bietau, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction; Geoffrey Bates Bokish, Bachelor of Science; Bailey Erin Borck, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jacquelyn Marie Braun, Bachelor of Science in Education; David Alexander Brennan, Bachelor of Science; Brady Marshall Brewer, Bachelor of Science; Brady Marshall Brewer, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition; Megan Stirling Brown, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Johnny Christopher Bryant, Bachelor of Science; Katlyn Buckley, Bachelor of Science; Theodore Andrew Budden, Bachelor of Science; Bradley Robert Burgess, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Matthew Wayne Carlson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Joseph Vernon Ray Chames, Bachelor of Science; Robert Joseph Christian, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude; Joshua Lucas Chumbley, Bachelor of Arts; Janai Lorraine Clark, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Charles Frederick Clarkson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Laura Beth Cochran, Master of Architecture; Kathryn Rose Cowie, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Deanna Lynn Cox, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Robert Daniel Cox, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Bradley C. Cramer, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Erin Renae Cripps, Bachelor of Science; Mariana Neubauer Crumley, Master of Science in Biomedical Science; Tyler Andrew Davenport, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Shannon R. Day, Bachelor of Science; Elizabeth Phillips Hansen Devaux, Master of Arts in Modern Languages; Cynthia M. Domenghini, Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture; Nicholas Scott de Souza, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kurtis Terry Dekat, Bachelor of Science; Michael Remon Diamond, Bachelor of Science; Brohgan Marie Dieker, Bachelor of Arts; Lindsey Katlyn Doan, Bachelor of Science; Chantel J. Douglas, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Conner Paul Douglass, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Zachary Adam Droge, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Chad Mitchell Dubbert, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Aaron James Duff, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude; Todd William Dunstan, Bachelor of Science; Todd James Duntz, Bachelor of Science in Education; Gregory Eckerle, Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science; Marisela Edwards, Bachelor of Science in Education; Chinyere Martha Ehie, Master of Science in Special Education; Lisa Elridge, Bachelor of Science; Oladipo Akinola Fajimolu, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Robert Cochise Fant, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude; Tara K. Farley, Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology; Lori Brooke Flippo, Bachelor of Science; Brittany Noel Ford, Bachelor of Science in Education; Michael David Franzen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jessica Pauline Fuchs, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jessica Pauline Fuchs, Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology; Dominique J. Funk, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; David Lanier Garrett, Bachelor of Science; Allison Rose Gerth, Master of Landscape Architecture; Alyssandra Grace Gilbert, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Matthew Thomas Giller, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Cody James Glidden, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Oscar Gonzalez Rosas, Bachelor of Arts; Ann Elizabeth Goodson, cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Education; Trisha Gott, Master of Science in Educational Leadership; Joel T. Grogan, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Mitchell Steven Haden, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Cynthia Hampton, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Christopher Deon Harper, Bachelor of Science; Nicholas Allen Hartline, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Elisa Hindman, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; David Alexander Hobbs, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Scott Thomas Hoffman, Bachelor of Science; Ezekiel William Hornbaker, Bachelor of Science; Mina Hosni, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Stephanie Renee Hubbard, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Patricia A. Hudgins, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Glenda Marie Hutchison, Bachelor of Science; Paul A. Ibbetson, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology; Justin Owen Johnson, Bachelor of Science; Jody Marie Jones, Bachelor of Science; Stephanie D'Anne Jones, Bachelor of Arts; Aaron Moses Keck, Bachelor of Science; Travis Lee Kehler, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Donovan Lee Kidd, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Ashley Marriott King, Bachelor of Science; Nicholas Lynn King, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Samuel Lewis King, Bachelor of Arts; Collin Douglas Klein, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Michaela Marie Koch, Bachelor of Arts; Tammy Lynn Koopman, Master of Science in Biomedical Science; Kaitlin Renee Krebs, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Chelsey Lynn Kriley, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, cum laude; Alina Marie Launchbaugh, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Ann Kathryn LeBlanc, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Yuan C. Lee, Master of Fine Arts; Zachary Thomas Lee, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kirk Matthew Lenz, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Adam Christopher Lesser, Bachelor of Science in Education; Rachel E. Lies, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Daniel R. Linden, Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science; Joshua Lawrence Liotta, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Angela Denise Long-Claycamp, Bachelor of Science, cum laude; Natasha Christia Ann Mai-Bowmaker, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Christopher Maldonado-Martinez, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Charles Arayata Manarang, Bachelor of Science; Brad Andrew Martin, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Drew Phillip Martin, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Suzanne Mynette Mayo-Theus, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Ecology; Amanda Leigh McDaniel, Bachelor of Science; Matthew D. McDonough, Doctor of Philosophy in History; Zachery Ryan McFall, Bachelor of Science; Matthew Alan McMurray, Bachelor of Science; Steven Isaac Miller, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Eric Anthony Money, Bachelor of Arts; Stephanie Michelle Moreland, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Timothy Luke Mugg, Master of Science in Operations Research; Abraham Neghassi, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kathy Kim Nguyen, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition; Jeffrey Evan Nordt, Bachelor of Science; Michaela Marjorie Norman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Barbara Jean Halliwell, Bachelor of Science; Angelica Marie Otting, Bachelor of Science; Brent Robert Parker, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Chelsea Ann Parker, Bachelor of Science in Education, cum laude; Katherine Ann Parker, Bachelor of Science; Paige Deneigh Parker, Bachelor of Science; Chelsy Lynn Parsons, Sheena Parsons, Master of Science in Biology; Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Christina Jennifer Patch, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Trisha Sue Petersen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Sean Phinney, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Bryce David Pickett, Bachelor of Science; Allison R. Zahn, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Alison Louise Plankers, Bachelor of Science in Education; Calli Renee Pogue, Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management; Amber Nichole Anderson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Brandi Lee Pounds, Bachelor of Science; Laura Ann Preston, Bachelor of Science in Education; Stephanie Pulley, Master of Science in Animal Science; Colton Lars Ramsey, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Samantha Mae Rasmussen, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Jeremiah Jeffery Reed, Bachelor of Science; Justin Marshall Reeve, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Staci Lynnette Rhoden, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude; Kayela Renee Richard, Bachelor of Science; Heather Ann Robertson, Bachelor of Arts; Bobbie Renee Rose, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Mark Rosel, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kurt J. Rotering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Anthony Munro Scalora, Bachelor of Science; Adina Maris Scanland, Bachelor of Interior Architecture; Alisha Marie Schilowsky, Bachelor of Science; Robert Bruce Scott, Doctor of Education in Special Education;Susanna Jeanne Parks, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, magna cum laude; Stephanie Nicole Shelkey, Bachelor of Science; Richard Raymond Shurtz, Bachelor of Science; Derrick Joseph Sibal, Bachelor of Science; Rhonda Monique Simmons, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Dustin Ray Smith, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Kirstyn Marie Smith, Bachelor of Arts; Samantha Angie Sharp, Bachelor of Science; Alysha Soper, Master of Science in Entomology; Ray Michael Spencer, Bachelor of Arts; Alex John Speth, Bachelor of Science; Jacob Mark Spexarth, Bachelor of Science; Erin Ann Spreer, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Mark D. Stadtlander, Master of Science in Community Development; Marc Daniel St Felix, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Rhiannon Leigh Stallings, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude; Taylor Christine Stands, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Eric Eugene Starnes, Bachelor of Music Education; Luke Alexander Stauffer, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Jeremy Scott Sterling, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Tiffany Paige Stevenson, Bachelor of Science in Education; Aaron Michael Tapian, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; David A. Taylor, Bachelor of Science; Stephanie A. Taylor, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Lacey Elaine Thede, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Matthew David Thornburrow, Bachelor of Arts; Daniela A. Thrasher, Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Science in Education, magna cum laude; Haley Noel Tieben, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Bruno A. Tizon, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Shane Terrell, Master of Science in Biomedical Science; Tulu Toros, Master of Science in Architecture; Jonathan David Ubben, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Sarah Anne Unruh, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Bethany Lane Vosburgh, Bachelor of Science in Bakery Science and Management; Megan Grace Waldrop, Bachelor of Science; Kimberly Lynn Wallace, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jasmin Betsy Walters, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Stuart Michael Watts, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Aaron William Weick, Bachelor of Science; Meghan Kathleen Wellington, Bachelor of Arts; Randi Donn Werner, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Sara Whetstone, Master of Science in Human Nutrition; John Walter Wilkos, Bachelor of Arts; Teresa Roseanne Williams, Bachelor of Science; Ashley Marie Wood, Bachelor of Arts; Keith Charles Wright, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jordan Hitchcock Wyatt, Bachelor of Science; Daniel Patrick Young, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kayla Marí Zarek, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; William David Zorrilla, Master of Business Administration

Randolph: Kevin Richard Arpin, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude; Susan Kalyn Matzke, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Riley: Trevor Dee Abel, Bachelor of Science; Lindsey Jo Kelley, Bachelor of Science in Education; Bethany Sue Lewis, Bachelor of Music Education; Johnathan W. Linder, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Dane Bradford Starnes, Bachelor of Science; Lance Ryan Visser, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Ogden: Matthew Fong Cohen, Master of Arts in History

Rooks County

Stockton: Kristen Nicole Lingg, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Daniel Michael Riffel, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, summa cum laude; Lindsey Kay Thayer, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Rush County

Timken: Taberie Hartshorn, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Russell County

Russell: Kellie Nicole Cobb, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services