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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:


Strong City: Kyle Hannigan, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude


Baxter Springs: Kyle Essley, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude; Laura Kemp, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude


Ashland: Bethany Spare, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude


Clay Center: Matthew James, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Cum Laude


Clyde: Katie George, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Summa Cum Laude; Katie George, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Summa Cum Laude

Concordia: Amanda Strait, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Miltonvale: Jaci Hamel, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude


Burlington: Brande Iseman, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude; Annelise Masters, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Summa Cum Laude


Arkansas City: Rachel Lynch, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

Winfield: Annelise Muret, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Mollie Roths, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Magna Cum Laude


Pittsburg: Lloyd Martin, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Magna Cum Laude