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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:

Nebraska

Bedford: Lori Marcum, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

Columbus: Kelsie Brandt, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Cum Laude; Lance Schmidt, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude

Lincoln: Megan Haney, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

Oakland: Maxwell Andersen, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude; Brooke Cull, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude; Charley Cull, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude Bachelor

Papillion: Callie Erickson, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Plattsmouth: Megan Okeson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude

New Jersey

Groton: Kira Dea, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude

Mountain Lakes: Jacob Kiefer, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude

New Mexico

Clovis: Cory Young, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cum Laude

New York

Harrison: Spencer Lutchen, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude

Webster: Chad Foust, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

North Carolina

Jacksonville: Mary Halverson, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

North Dakota

Alexander: Ginger Gullickson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude

Menoken: Lindy Schirado, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude