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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:


Mammoth Lakes: Amanda Johnson, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude

Mount Shasta: Justine Hobbs, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Sacramento: Emily VanWoerkom, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Summa Cum Laude

Santa Ana: Adam Rezner, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude


Cheyenne Wells: Jennifer Larsen, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Cum Laude

Fort Collins: Kelsey Struckhoff, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude

Longmont: Karen Clifton, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

Parker: Brittany Stevens, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude

Windsor: Katie Samples, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Cum Laude