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:

Wabaunsee County

Alma: Abby Louise Amick, Master of Agribusiness

Alta Vista: Coy Martin Macy, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

Paxico: Renee A. Spellman, Associate of Science; Renee A. Spellman, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

Washington County

Barnes: William Richard Wilkinson, Bachelor of Science

Clifton: Karalee Dawn Bargman, Bachelor of Science in Education

Greenleaf: Jared Dean Hatesohl, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Hanover: Anthony John Bruna, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude

Linn: Rashele Marie Holle, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Jordan William Ordoyne, Bachelor of Science

Morrowville: Bridget Liane Baker, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Washington: Bailey Marie Bokelman, Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management; Megan Lee Dague, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Brandon Lee Hutchison, Bachelor of Science in Education

Wichita County

Leoti: Ryan Lee Bjurstrom, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Matt Lee Horton, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Marienthal: Luke Anthony Smith, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Woodson County

Neosho Falls: Amanda Marie Mentzer, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Yates Center: Kristen Maria Clarke, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Patrick J. Sheedy, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Wyandotte County

Bonner Springs: Shane Ryan Cooper, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management; Benjamin William Kelly, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Cassity Taylor Mitchell, Bachelor of Music Education

Kansas City: Aarrika Nicole Davenport, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Seth C. Ellis, Bachelor of Science in Education; Genna Marie Gaunce, Bachelor of Science; Jose Antonio Leal, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering; Landon Marcelles Manning, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Nathalie Karen Reiling, Master of Science in Psychology; Nathan Michael Richards, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; James Douglas Sams, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jessica Renee Smith, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Konou Elizabeth Vang, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration