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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:


Pine Island: Michael Benike, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; Alison Manthei, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude


Adrian: Joshua Huenefeld, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

Fenton: Heather Haberberger, Bachelor of Music, Summa Cum Laude

Grandview: Rebecca Sowers, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude

Kansas City: Kathryn Blair, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Sarah Kesler, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Honors Program

Lee's Summit: Lauren Hand, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Magna Cum Laude; Abbygale Newman, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

North Kansas Cty: Megan Denison, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Magna Cum Laude

Riverside: Monica Klawuhn, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; Jared Schelp, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude

Smithville: Brian Kopp, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude

Wildwood: Melanie Hinzpeter, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude