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Written by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, sjacques@k-state.edu

Monday, June 24, 2013

Scholastic success: More than 350 students receive graduation honors

MANHATTAN -- More than 350 Kansas State University students are earning graduation honors with their degrees.

Earning the university's top graduation honor, summa cum laude, were 91 students who earned an academic average of 3.95 or higher; 131 students graduated magna cum laude for an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949; and 128 students graduated cum laude for an academic average of 3.750 to 3.848. Forty-eight students earned graduation honors for multiple degrees.

Kansas State University students earning graduation honors include:

Cheyenne County

St. Francis: Courtney Douthit, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude; and Heather Hnizdil, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude

Clark County

Ashland: Megan Cunningham, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude

Clay County

Clay Center: Annelle Meals, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude; Tyler Meek, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; Allison Penner, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude; and Jonathan Thompson, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, Magna Cum Laude, Associate of Technology, Magna Cum Laude, and Associate of Applied Science, Magna Cum Laude

Cloud County

Concordia: Katie Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, Magna Cum Laude; and Mary Woellhof, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude

Cowley County

Arkansas City: Kathleen Phillips, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, Cum Laude

Winfield: Peter Weinert, Bachelor of Music Education, Summa Cum Laude, and Bachelor of Music, Summa Cum Laude