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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
Dundalk: Jennifer T. Lygren-Snyder, master of public health
Severn: Lillian Frances Brzostowski, master of science in agronomy
Silver Spring: Benjamin C. Bolender, doctor of philosophy in sociology
West River: Jason Alexander Youngkin, master of fine arts
Attleboro: Kathleen Marie Dunlea, master of science in academic advising
Greenwood: Hannah Irene Hanson, bachelor of science in apparel and textiles
Hutchinson: Karen Marie Gensmer, bachelor of science in dietetics
Inver Grove Heights: Kathleen Marie Morlok, master of science in food science
Minneapolis: Leif H. Urseth, doctor of philosophy in history
New London: Benjamin W. Wileman, doctor of philosophy in pathobiology
New Ulm: Julie Lynn Commerford, master of arts in geography
Ash Grove: Katie Leigh Fritter, bachelor of science in agriculture
Blue Springs: Lindsey Joy Begnoche, master of science in curriculum and instruction; Christina Joyce Cherry, master of arts in theater; William Cottan Simms, bachelor of science
Columbia: Grace Lee Rosen, bachelor of science
Dexter: Elise Rosanne Hubbard, master of landscape architecture
Easton: Mark Alan Pennington, bachelor of science
Kansas City: Steven R. Baker, master of science in food science; Christine Elizabeth Capp, bachelor of science in human ecology; Andrea Justine Fulks, bachelor of science; Renee Marie Goodfriend, bachelor of science in dietetics; Jasmin Elizabeth Hostin, bachelor of science in family studies and human services; John David Jackson, bachelor of science; Sean Michael Kane, bachelor of science in architectural engineering
Pomona: Logan Doyle Wallace, master of science in animal science
Saint Louis: Luke D. Stricklin, bachelor of architecture
Saint Joseph: Whitney Sue Neely, bachelor of science in family studies and human services
Strafford: Amanda Jean Lile, bachelor of science in agriculture
Webb City: John Brandon Boatwright, master of architecture