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:

Reno County

Buhler: Kourtney Ann Krehbiel, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Hutchinson: Logan Lee Brown, Bachelor of Science; Shawna Jo Cikanek, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Megan Leigh Henne, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Julie Megan King, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Meredith Ann Kueck, Bachelor of Science; Caroline Zoe Waggoner, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles

Pretty Prairie: Lisa Michelle West, Master of Music

 

Rice County

Little River: Whitney Lea O'Neill, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

 

Riley County

Fort Riley: Theresa Leigh Barke, Bachelor of Science

Manhattan: Lizbeth Alcantara, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Austyn Elaine Ames, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Robert Allen Anderson, Bachelor of Science; Bebonchu Atems, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics; Jennifer L. Bartlett, Master of Science in Kinesiology; Tanya M. Baruth, Bachelor of Science; Gregory Nabil Bedros, Bachelor of Science; Bradley Bietau, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Jessica Hyde Boulware, Master of Arts in Economics; Tiffany Nicole Boyce, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Lucinda Lynn Breeden, Bachelor of Science; Joan Burk Cahoj, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Anne Katherine Christensen, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Anna Maclean Corey, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Mario Michael Dippolito, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Rhona Jane Capitanea Drilon, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Sarah Marie Edwards, Bachelor of Science; Joshua David Egan, Bachelor of Science; Constance R. Ellis, Master of Public Health; Michelle Lynn Fontes, Bachelor of Science; Timothy Hansen, Master of Architecture; Jennifer Ann Hanson, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition; Tamra Jane Hasenbank, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Aimee Rachel Hoffman, Bachelor of Science; Erika L. Huber, Master of Science in Horticulture; Darius Jawan Jackson, Bachelor of Science; Wendy Ann Johnson, Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology; Cassandra Lynn Kaul, Bachelor of Science; Jason Andrew Kazar, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Sarah Marie Key, Bachelor of Science; Lori C. Knight, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Keith Landon Kovala, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Nathaniel Robert LaRue, Bachelor of Science; Netta Elizabeth Viola Learned, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts; Travis Linnemann, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology; Charles Patrick Lyle, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Christopher J. Marion, Master of Public Health; Alexander R. McCabe, Bachelor of Science; Michael R. McCants, Master of Science in Statistics; Stefani D. McCluney, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Benjamin Ryan McKenna, Bachelor of Science; Lindsey Nicole McKown, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Rebekah Ann Meitler, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Jarriell Edonis Miller, Bachelor of Science; Robert Andrew Moore, Bachelor of Science; Troy Morgan, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Scott Charles Frederick Morris, Bachelor of Science; Avery Steven Murdie, Bachelor of Science; Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch, Master of Arts in Modern Languages; Jeremiah E. Nemechek, Master of Science in Animal Science; Andrew Gale Nicholson, Bachelor of Science; Sean Michael Joseph O'Grady, Bachelor of Science; Saud Abdulaziz Omar, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Jeffrey William Pavelka, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Jeffrey William Pavelka, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering; Stephanie A. Pearson, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Rachel Julena Peters, Master of Accountancy; Chad Mac Arthur Plummer, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Melissa Rene Prescott, Bachelor of Arts; Kelly Marie Priest, Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development; Amanda Irene Rall, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition; Jessica LeAnn Reyes, summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts; Jason Terrel Richards, Bachelor of Arts; James Sebastian Rico, Bachelor of Arts; Mollie Kayelle Robbins, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Clinton John Roof, Master of Science in Biomedical Science; Rachael Marie Rutter, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Michael Paul Saunders, Bachelor of Science; Brianna Nicole Schulte, Bachelor of Arts; Brianna Nicole Schulte, Secondary Major; Michelle D. Sloan, Master of Science in Special Education; Daniel Colin Smith, Bachelor of Science; Susan Lorraine Smith, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Brian Scott Snyder, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition; Matthew Tomich, Master of Business Administration; James Louis Ungerer, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Adrian Corine Wallace, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Steven K. Walterscheid, Master of Arts in Geography; Iris Elaine Wilson, Master of Arts in Geography; Jonathan Mark Wilson, Master of Science in Grain Science; Shuping Yan, Doctor of Philosophy in Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Ogden: Karen Dyian Cypressi, summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science; Eunice Rivera, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

 

Rooks County

Plainville: Paul C. Owings, Master of Science in Civil Engineering