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Note to editors: If a county or state is not listed, there were no honor students 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 on record.
News release prepared by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, sjacques@k-state.edu

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fruits of labor: Hard work pays off with graduation honors to more than 400 students

MANHATTAN -- More than 410 Kansas State University students graduated with scholastic honors at the spring 2012 commencement in May, setting a record high for the total of number of students to receive honors within the past 10 years.

Earning the university's top graduation honor, summa cum laude, were 133 students who earned an academic average of 3.95 or higher; 123 students graduated magna cum laude for an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949; and 154 students graduated cum laude for an academic average of 3.750 to 3.848. Fifteen students who earned multiple degrees also earned graduation honors for each degree, and six students earning graduation honors completed the university honors program.

K-State students earning graduation honors include:


Great Bend: Beth Schneider, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Summa Cum Laude

Pawnee Rock: Brooks Hanson, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Summa Cum Laude


Hiawatha: Austin Hrencher, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Horton: Natalie Pederson, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Cum Laude; Erin Ross, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude


Andover: Erika Hawley, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude; Sarah Huelskamp, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; Kaitlyn Starns, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Cum Laude

El Dorado: Janet Arnet, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude; Dustin Turner, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Summa Cum Laude

Whitewater: Evan Busenitz, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude

Wichita: Melanie Delimont, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Magna Cum Laude