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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, as are any graduation honors. 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 graduates from that area.
News release prepared by: Megan Molitor, 785-532-3452, molitor@k-state.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

Summer graduates: More than 500 earn degrees from K-State

MANHATTAN -- More than 500 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 59 Kansas counties, 32 states and 27 countries. Sixteen of K-State's newest graduates also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include nearly 300 bachelor's, nearly 170 master's, more than 40 doctorates and several associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

Three students graduated summa cum laude, K-State's top graduation honor. Seven students graduated magna cum laude and six graduated cum laude. Summa cum laude graduates earned a 3.95 or higher cumulative academic average at K-State. Students qualify for magna cum laude with an average of 3.85 to 3.949, and students with averages of 3.75 to 3.849 graduate cum laude.

Summer 2011 graduates had the option of participating in K-State's spring or fall 2011 commencement ceremonies.

K-State students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include:



Allen and Atchison

Barton, Brown and Butler

Clay, Cloud, Cowley and Crawford

Dickinson, Doniphan and Douglas

Edwards, Ellis and Ellsworth

Finney, Ford and Franklin

Geary, Graham


Jackson, Jewell and Johnson


Leavenworth and Lyon

Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery and Morris

Nemaha, Neosho and Norton

Osborne and Ottawa

Phillips, Pottawatomie and Pratt

Reno, Rice, Riley and Rooks

Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Stafford, Stevens and Sumner

Thomas and Trego

Wabaunsee, Washington, Wilson, Woodson and Wyandotte



Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas

California and Colorado



Illinois, Indiana and Iowa



Maine, Maryland, Masssachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Montana

Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York

Ohio and Oklahoma


South Carolina

Tennessee and Texas



Washington and Wisconsin

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