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,; and Megan Molitor, 785-532-1566,

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:


Arlington: Daniel Robert Johnson, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Clifton: Elizabeth Anne Gorney, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

Herndon: Cyrus H. Cheung, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Manassas: Katrina L Callahan, Bachelor of Science

Martinsville: Robert Allen Dunwoody, Bachelor of Science

Painter: Lynn Custis Thornton, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Virginia Beach: Marie Hill, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Williamsburg: Danielle Christine Tenconi, Master of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication