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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:

Saline

Assaria: Chelsie Green, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Cum Laude

Carlton: Shannon Wilson, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude

Mentor: Cole Lilly, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude

Salina: Rick Acheson, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management, Magna Cum Laude; Lauren Boos, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude; Hillary Boyle, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude; Scott Breeden, Associate of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Magna Cum Laude; Carol Cooper, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, Cum Laude; Michael Marietta, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude; Daniel Todd, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude; Kevin Urban, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Magna Cum Laude; Kyle Velasquez, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Technology, Magna Cum Laude; Holly Williams, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Cum Laude

Sedgwick

Clearwater: Jared Kohls, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

Corpus Christi: Jennifer Dinwiddie, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Magna Cum Laude

Derby: Jennifer Hull, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude; Scott Jones, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

Garden Plain: Kim Kerschen, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

Goddard: Allison MacGill, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude; Diana Maki, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Magna Cum Laude; Rebecca Wallisch, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude

Mount Hope: Steven Seiler, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

Valley Center: Christopher Dolezal, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

Wichita: Alice Arensdorf, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Cum Laude; Madison Beck, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry, Cum Laude; Ryan Biedron, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude; Chelsie Bonds, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Sydney Case, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; Anna Falo, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude; Lauren Hall, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude; Annell Harmon, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Summa Cum Laude; Walter Hicks, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude; Rosalie Hoefling, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude; Bridget Hogan, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; Lacey Hudson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Honors Program; Kyla Krissek, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude; Alyssa Leonard, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude; Alyssa Leonard, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude; Joshua McCollum, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, Cum Laude; Kaylee McMahon, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Cum Laude; Allison Morris, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services, Summa Cum Laude; Melanie Ray, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude; Nicole Smith, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude; Jacqueline Spahn, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; Bryan Valliere, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, Magna Cum Laude; Matthew Wesely, Associate of Technology, Summa Cum Laude; Matthew Wesely, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Summa Cum Laude; Mitchell Widener, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Aubrie Wright, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude

Shawnee

Silver Lake: Hanna Bieberle, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Cum Laude

Topeka: Laura Banks, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; Brandon Blount, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Cum Laude; Allie Dorsey, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude; Brenna Duffy, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude; Erica Geist, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude; Juergen Greve, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude; Malori Golden, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude; Jessica Hennes, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude; Amanda Holmberg, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude; Natalie Jordan, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude; Andrew Lippe, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Magna Cum Laude; Christopher Littrell, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Sydney Messick, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Cum Laude; Sydney Messick, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Cum Laude; Sydney Messick, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; Mary Niehaus, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude

Sheridan

Hoxie: Jennifer Heim, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude; Kyle Kennedy, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude

Sherman

Goodland: Aaron Deeds, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Sumner

Belle Plaine: Kaylee Hervey, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude

Mulvane: Tyler Davison, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude