News release prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-2535, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
K-STATE AWARDS 2010 SUMMER DEGREES, GRADUATION HONORS
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:
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY SUMMER 2010 GRADUATES
Peabody: Benjamin P. Jantzen, bachelor of science in agriculture
Home: Erin Frances Kroeger, magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in business administration
Marysville: Juan Carlos Tamayo Arana, bachelor of science
Waterville: Samantha Lea Parker, master of science in curriculum and instruction
Lindsborg: Carlene Sue Cantrell, master of science in curriculum and instruction; Kristin Kapri Odell, bachelor of science
McPherson: Diana Kathryn Grauer, doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering
Moundridge: Maggie Elizabeth Rath, bachelor of science in agriculture
Plains: Carmelita Evangelina Goossen, master of science in curriculum and instruction
Bucyrus: Aaron Thomas Hickey, bachelor of arts
Louisburg: Gwendolen Mair Powell, master of science in psychology
Editor's note: The students listed below gave an out-of-county permanent address. These students are listed by high school to get the news to their hometown newspapers.
Paola High School: Zachary Carlyle Hamm, bachelor of arts
Independence: Lisa Renae Erbe, bachelor of arts; Sally Sue Tucker, master of science in biology
Council Grove: Michael Bryce Johnson, bachelor of arts; Lance B. McNew, doctor of philosophy in biology
White City: Jenna S. Wykes, master of science in counseling and student development