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News release prepared by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, email@example.com
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:
Abilene: Jonathan Baier, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude; Laura Barbur, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Magna Cum Laude
Solomon: Jarrod Janssen, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Summa Cum Laude; Samantha Schmaderer, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Cum Laude
Troy: Jena Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude
Baldwin City: Colby Heckathorne, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude
Eudora: Connor Hartpence, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude; Logan Hartpence, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Summa Cum Laude
Lawrence: Bryant Denning, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Cum Laude; Whitley Jackson, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Kaylee Oberzan, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude; Emily Poholsky, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude; Amanda Weishaar, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude
Lecompton: Madison Horsch, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude
Topeka: Matthew Merritt, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude