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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

SALINE COUNTY

Assaria: Shaun William Hargadine, bachelor of science; Mark Alan McClure, bachelor of science in chemical engineering

Salina: Rick Charles Acheson, magna cum laude with a associate of technology; Austin Richard Allison, bachelor of science; Justin James Bastin, bachelor of science in family studies and human services; Kelly J. Brown, bachelor of science in technology management; Deanna Elizabeth Hunter Cullins, master of science in educational administration and leadership; Jennifer Lynn Davis, master of science in educational administration and leadership; Angela N. Dorzweiler, master of science in educational administration and leadership; Melinda Dawn Eitel, master of science in educational administration and leadership; Laine Darcel Graham, summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in dietetics; Patricia M. Huerta, master of science in educational administration and leadership; Carissa Dawn Kruse, bachelor of science in business administration; Heidi J. Paquin, master of science in educational administration and leadership; Karen J Parson, associate of technology; Angela Louise Schmitt, bachelor of science; Tessa Nichole Seitz, associate of science

Smolan: Jessica Lynn Macdonald, bachelor of science in education

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.

Ell-Saline High School: Cody James Schneider, master of science in animal science

Salina High School South: Jacob Hollis Brensing, bachelor of science

 

SEDGWICK COUNTY

Clearwater: Monica Michelle Frey, summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering

Derby: Randi Lauren King, bachelor of science in agriculture; Caleb Blake Matousek, bachelor of science; Adam George Petrik, bachelor of science in engineering technology

Goddard: Dawn Ashley Dodd, master of science in curriculum and instruction; Victoria Joann Duree, bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management

Wichita: James R. Albertson, bachelor of architecture; Heather Ann Biby, bachelor of science in education; Rachel Marie Gerik, master of science in family studies and human services; Carrie L. Beets, bachelor of science; Jessica Nicole Gradert, bachelor of science in human nutrition; Ryan Michael Gregory, bachelor of science; Mary Kathryn Herzog, summa cum laude with a bachelor of science; Travis Michael Johnson, master of music; Jonathan William Lippoldt, bachelor of science in family studies and human services; Gloria Chidimma Maduabuchi, bachelor of science; Charles Justin May, bachelor of science in business administration; Morgan Dewain May, master of accountancy; Matthew Paul Metzinger, bachelor of science in business administration; Amy Michelle Mitchell, master of science in curriculum and instruction; Lauren M. Reinert, master of science in family studies and human services; Mary Teresa Schuette, bachelor of science in industrial engineering; Charles Patton Snodgrass, bachelor of arts; Sarah Kalyn Van Ryn, bachelor of science in business administration

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.

Kapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High School: Renee Marie Goodfriend, bachelor of science in dietetics; Margaret Jane Warren, bachelor of science in family studies and human services

Maize High School: Erin Leigh Bodlak, master of science in curriculum and instruction

 

SEWARD COUNTY

Liberal: Louisa Ann Garcia, bachelor of science in education; Mindy Denise Headrick, bachelor of science in dietetics; Michael Pohorecki, associate of technology and bachelor of science in aeronautical technology; Janette Lynn Robertson, master of science in curriculum and instruction; Ashley Brooke Strother, bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management

 

SHAWNEE COUNTY

Auburn: Brandon Ray Gunn, bachelor of arts; Steven L Keck, bachelor of arts

Rossville: Darrel James Rezac, master of science in animal science

Tecumseh: Carly Jane Baltes, bachelor of science; Madison Moore Ruelle, bachelor of arts; Lauren R. Tice, master of arts in communication studies

Topeka: Marlena Joy Barker, master of science in curriculum and instruction; Jeffrey Mark Boswell, bachelor of science in technology management; Erin Maureen Duffy, bachelor of science in apparel and textiles; ShaMecha Louise Simms, bachelor of arts; Lori Michelle Heidrick, summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in education; Garrett Brennan Heim, master of business administration; Erin Renee Menhusen, master of science in gerontology; Jesse Carl Ostrander, bachelor of science in agriculture; Jacob Andrew Schultz, bachelor of science in business administration

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.

Heritage Christian School: Chloe Ariana Stark, bachelor of science

Seaman High School: William Scott Kimsey, bachelor of science

 

SHERIDEN COUNTY

Selden: Anne Marie Wasson, bachelor of science in apparel and textiles

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.

Hoxie High School: Michelle Lynn Clowdis, bachelor of science in education

 

STAFFORD COUNTY

Hudson: Taci L Alpers, bachelor of science in family studies and human services

 

STANTON COUNTY

Johnson: Andrew Neil Tucker, doctor of philosophy in agronomy

 

STEVENS COUNTY

Hugoton: Dane Holger Danielsen, master of music

 

SUMNER COUNTY

Belle Plaine: John Alvin Middleton, bachelor of science in food science and industry