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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:
Ashland City: Robert Calvin Ford, Master of Science in Geology
Memphis: Suzanne Michelle Hodges, Master of Science in Psychology
Allen: Esteban Roberto Carrera, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Austin: Austin Michael Kirmer, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Julie Ann Pickler, Master of Public Health
Cleveland: Jeffrey L. Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Coppell: John Wellington Hinds, Bachelor of Science in Bakery Science and Management, cum laude; Rebecca Lynn Wilt, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Corpus Christi: Rachael Ann Verhayden, Master of Science in Academic Advising
Eagle Pass: Jessica A. Scott, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Farmers Branch: Bryce Benjamin Knott, Bachelor of Science
Fort Worth: Courtney Renee Strybosch, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry
Saginaw: Tiffany Irene Chalupa, Bachelor of Science
San Marcos: Natalie Michelle Kuntz, Bachelor of Science
Stafford: Angela Miller Pierce, Bachelor of Science
Texas City: Raphael Joshua Guidry, Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology
Victoria: Kaycee Elizabeth Newell, Master of Science in Academic Advising
Wallis: Richard John Foster, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture