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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:

Barton County

Ellinwood: Margarita MaryAnne McQuade, Bachelor of Science

Great Bend: Craig Robert Pauly, Master of Science in Biomedical Science

Hoisington: Hayley Deanna Glynn, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture


Brown County

Hiawatha: Abby Ann Freese, Bachelor of Science


Butler County

Andover: Rebecca Jean Lutz, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Augusta: Casey Ryan Burden, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Tanner Thomas Day, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

El Dorado: Ashlyn Brianne Lindskog, Bachelor of Science; Ashlie R. Jack, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Leon: Rusty Del Rierson, Master of Science in Animal Science; Kristin Renee Willhite, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services