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News release prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-2535,
Note to editors: If a county or state is not listed, there were no students earning degrees or honors from that area. 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Nearly 550 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer, with 28 students earning graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include nearly 300 bachelor's degrees, nearly 200 master's degrees, more than 35 doctoral degrees and several associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

Six students graduated summa cum laude, K-State's top graduation honor. Ten students graduated magna cum laude and 12 graduated cum laude. Summa cum laude graduates earned a 3.95 or higher cumulative academic average at K-State. Students qualify for magna cum laude with an average of 3.85 to 3.949, and students with averages of 3.75 to 3.849 graduate cum laude.

Summer 2010 graduates had the option of participating in K-State's May 2010 commencement ceremony or fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 10-11.

K-State students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include:




Chicago: Susan Marie Calabrese, master of science in academic advising

Columbia: Brittany Danielle Weber, bachelor of science

Crete: Jill M. Lachcik, bachelor of science in family studies and human services

Edwardsville: Anthony John Tarpoff, magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in agriculture

Elmhurst: Rachel Ann Babcock, bachelor of science in agriculture

Glenview: William Alan Gross, bachelor of science in business administration

Lake Barrington: Ashley Kathryn Collett, bachelor of science in agribusiness

Lombard: Chad Linden Fitzloff, master of arts in history

North Aurora: Danielle Monique DeCuir, master of science in counseling and student development

Steeleville: Christa Lynn Mahnken, master of science in animal science



Sunman: Emily Clare Kraus, master of science in entomology



Ames: Adam Michael Larson, master of science in psychology

Ankeny: Brian Steven Koester, magna cum laude with a B.S. in aeronautic technology, B.S. in technology management, magna cum laude with an associate of science

Carter Lake: Melissa Lynn DeBolt, bachelor of science in family studies and human services

Coralville: Margaret J Gill, doctor of philosophy in psychology

Des Moines: Theang Tac Ho, master of science in mathematics

Iowa City: Laura Marie Artman, cum laude with a bachelor of science in apparel and textiles