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:

Jackson County:

Holton: Gina Besenyi, Master of Public Health; Sarah Ann Coverdale, Bachelor of Science; Brenda K. Eubanks, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Jennifer J. Shoemaker, Bachelor of Science in Education

 

Jewell County

Mankato: Cassaundra Susan Ost, summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts

 

Johnson County:

Edgerton: Jenna Christine Davis, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Jenna Christine Davis, Secondary Major

Gardner: Justin Matthew Stroda, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Lake Quivira: Kevin Charles Tulp, Bachelor of Science

Leawood: Harrison Walker Poole, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Lenexa: Paul Joseph Bruss, Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Anthony Nicholas Drath, Bachelor of Arts; Kyle Jordan Thomas Hill, Master of Software Engineering; Nathan K. Smith, Master of Agribusiness; Jessica Nicole Stamm, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Mission: Johnathan Chase Carlin, Bachelor of Science; Dustin Leo Maurer, Master of Science in Statistics

Olathe: Derek Dale Bair, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jon L. Buckner, Bachelor of Science; Michelle Kathryn Crane, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Tyler Raegan Crow, Master of Accountancy; Sabrina Jania Feaker, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Janell Christine Friesen, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts; Christopher Aaron Funk, Master of Music; Jacqelyn Michelle Hand, Master of Science in Animal Science; Sara Nicole Hanson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Joshua Edward Madden, Bachelor of Science; Kyle Robert Mathews, Bachelor of Arts; Zachary David Newman, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Maxwell Chapman Remund, Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management; Ashley Marie Schroeder, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Curtis Edward Viar, Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology; Virginia Elizabeth Vogels, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Overland Park: Mark Nelson Barta, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Bryan Eliehue Brunson, Bachelor of Science; Robert Jordan Cruz, Bachelor of Science; Sean Michael Durkee, Bachelor of Science; Joanne Rebecca Hering, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Elizabeth Anne Hilboldt, Bachelor of Science; Ashley Nicole Kuegler, Bachelor of Arts; Ellyn Royall Linton, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Samuel Thomas Long, Bachelor of Science; Brittany Ann McCoy, Bachelor of Science; Alexandria Jane Ponchur, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Lauren Elise Porterfield, Bachelor of Arts; Scott Michael Smith, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Erin Kathleen Summers, Bachelor of Science; Andrew Ross Warner, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Steven Michael Weissinger, Bachelor of Science; Suave 'Dena' Wesson, Bachelor of Science

Roeland Park: Amber Lea Wayne, Bachelor of Science

Shawnee: Amanda L. Cashman, Master of Science in Geology; Brent Matthew Ogden, Bachelor of Science; Alexandrea Jane Pearman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Tyler Franklin Shepherd, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Rebecca Lynne Taylor, Bachelor of Science

Shawnee Mission: Julie Nicole Hilton, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Lauren Claire Proffer, Bachelor of Arts

Spring Hill: Maxie Cole Henkle, Master of Architecture