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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:

Finney County

Garden City: Larissa Hall, Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering, Magna Cum Laude

Ford County

Dodge City: Ryan Ackerman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude; Adrian Gomez, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; James Minnis, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Magna Cum Laude; and Lindsay Underwood, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude

Franklin County

Ottawa: Morgan Peelen, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude

Rantoul: Ellen Ouellette, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

Wellsville: Clinton Newton, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude