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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:




Blountville: Alisa Rebekah Doan, doctor of philosophy in human nutrition

Hixson: Tresa Lynette Gay, master of science in food science

Rossville: Reuben F. Burch, master of engineering management



Amarillo: Lindsay Ann French, master of science in curriculum and instruction

Burleson: Amanda Rose Fisher, master of science in psychology

Carrollton: Jacklyn Ellanor Garrett, bachelor of science

Dallas: Sarah Elizabeth Mazur, master of science in academic advising

Fort Hood: Eden Louise Lehr, magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts

Lantana: Chad Alexander Johnson, bachelor of science in business administration

Lubbock: Nathan Kyle Rigler, master of science in civil engineering; Brian Patrick Tolle, cum laude with a bachelor of science

McGregor: Virginia Ellis, master of science in academic advising

Plano: Jared Heath Pickens, master of science in family studies and human services

Round Rock: Allison Anne Owen Knab, bachelor of science in dietetics; Cheryl Elizabeth Williams, summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in family studies and human services

San Antonio: Michael A Wiber, bachelor of science

Waco: Mary Ann Litton Reinhardt, master of science in academic advising