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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:


Altamont: Bethany Bohnenblust, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude; Lucas Hartman, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

Parsons: Erin Strathe, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude


Basehor: Jacob Mark, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; Michael Rich, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude

Bonner Springs: Kristen Beeves, Bachelor of Music, Magna Cum Laude

Lansing: Jasmine Holland, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

Tonganoxie: Jake Bontrager, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude


Centerville: Trista Gorrell, Associate of Technology, Cum Laude


Emporia: Jay Aber, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Nicholas Jasso, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude; Laura Mosher, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

Olpe: August Stueve, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

Reading: Anna Velasquez, Associate of Science, Cum Laude