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News release prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu
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

MARION COUNTY

Peabody: Benjamin P. Jantzen, bachelor of science in agriculture

 

MARSHALL COUNTY

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

 

MCPHERSON COUNTY

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

 

MEADE COUNTY

Plains: Carmelita Evangelina Goossen, master of science in curriculum and instruction

 

MIAMI COUNTY

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

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Independence: Lisa Renae Erbe, bachelor of arts; Sally Sue Tucker, master of science in biology

 

MORRIS COUNTY

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