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Kansas State University Spring 2011 Graduation Candidates

Note to editors: Students are listed by county and hometown. If a student is receiving more than one degree, all degrees to be earned are listed with the student's name. 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 of record. If a county or state is not listed, there were no graduation candidates from that area.
News release prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-2535,

Thursday, May 12, 2011


MANHATTAN -- More than 2,800 students are set to graduate from Kansas State University in ceremonies this spring.

Ceremonies on K-State's Manhattan campus will be Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. Commencement for K-State at Salina was May 7.

K-State is awarding more than 2,100 bachelor's degrees, more than 550 master's degrees, more than 170 doctorates and more than 40 associates degrees. More than 55 students are receiving multiple degrees.

Candidates for graduation include:


Alma: Michael B. Wisner, Master of Agribusiness

Auburn: Ashley Marie Shenefelt, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Bellevue: Julia Patricia Paul, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Blair: Jenna Marie Gentzler, Bachelor of Arts

Chappell: Christopher Jobman Morris, Bachelor of Science

Crete: Conner McGowan, Master of Architecture

Decatur: Brandi M. Mussack, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Dorchester: Melanie Ann Veprovsky, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Dunbar: Sarah Lynn Joy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Elkhorn: Michelle Julianna Cramer, Master of Science in Special Education

Gibbon: Lauren Bernice Jader, Bachelor of Science

Hastings: Jocelyn Alyse Plein, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Kearney: Ashley Anne Larsen, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Amber Marie Reeves, Bachelor of Arts

Lincoln: Hannah Grafton Greene, Bachelor of Science; Andrea Lee Jahde, Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design; Betsy Alyse Philippi, Bachelor of Science; Amber Jo Schueth, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Milford: Katherine Gayle Hackbart, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Odell: Kristin Michelle Scheele, Associate of Technology

Omaha: Maura Kate Cornell, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Meredith Ann Cruse, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Mychal Christopher Davis, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Robert E. Matlock, Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Lindsey Jean Patterson, Bachelor of Science; Katherine Ann Schlesinger, Bachelor of Arts; Aaron Thomas Smith, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering; Margaret Claire Waltz, Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design

Papillion: Nicole Renee Baxley, Master of Arts in Communication Studies; Nick Adam Brainard, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Michael Joseph Cabrera, Bachelor of Science; Katelyn Michelle Harvey, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Kyle B. Martinek, Bachelor of Arts

Roca: Kristen Elizabeth Harvey, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

Shickley: Travis Lee Carlson, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

Tecumseh: Daniel Patrick Hutt, Master of Arts in English



Las Vegas: Alison Kate Chandler, Master of Science in Academic Advising


New Jersey

Eastampton: Matthew Clinton Edson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Linden: Pamela Lynne Schuech Alonzo, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Lumberton: Margaret Mary Pruna, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry

Neptune: Michelle Elizabeth Baker, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Randolph: Chrisdan N. McCready, Bachelor of Science


New Mexico

Albuquerque: Bhumieka Patel, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Eric Stephen Plegge, Bachelor of Science

Espanola: Harold S. Montoya, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

Los Lunas: Ruth Ann Huning, Master of Business Administration

Tucumcari: Caitlyn Marisa Romero, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture


New York

Akron: Jennifer Amy Brewer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Franklin: Stefanie Marie DeMonaco, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Great Valley: Chanda Zea Glendinning, Master of Fine Arts

Hopewell Junction: Rebecca Ann Lee, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Kings Park: Joan Lisa Shinault, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Mill Neck: Mark Michael Plunkett, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Oyster Bay Cove: Rod Arad, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Rochester: Lauren Mary Passantino, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Williamsville: Zachary S. Ransom, Master of Business Administration


North Carolina

Durham: David Thomas Pletcher, Master of Science in Academic Advising; Ashlee Diane Russeau-Pletcher, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Hollister: Ashley Shanelle Evans, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Jacksonville: Staci Lynn Miller, Bachelor of Arts

Jamestown: Michael Christopher Renne, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Laurinburg: Ashley Susanne Duda, Master of Arts in Political Science

Lucama: Gregory Johnson Barnes, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Wake Forest: Jamie Thomas Schendt, Bachelor of Arts


North Dakota

Buchanan: Louis Jan Anderson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Carrington: Trisa Ranae Tedrow, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dawson: Lindsey Rae Horner, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Mandan: Christine Ann Ferderer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Velva: M. Gail Slinde, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Ypsilanti: Austin James Domek, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine