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:

Saline County

Salina: Beau Adam Blackwell, Bachelor of Science; Brandon Scott Edwards, Associate of Science; Laura Kay Hillegeist, Bachelor of Science; Stacey Ann Gorrell, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Amanda Lynn Harding, Associate of Science; Zachary Robert Heuszel, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Joel Andrew Jackson, Bachelor of Science; Krista Lynn Langley, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Michael Roderick McArthur, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Joel Alexander Pruett, Bachelor of Science in Education; Robert Joseph Sexton, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Jeremiah Thomas, Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Thanh Mai Ly Tran, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Matthew Samuel Vernon, Bachelor of Science; Jacob James Wood, Master of Public Administration

 

Sedgwick County

Colwich: Sarah Dawn Koci, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science; Kevin Charles Suellentrop, Bachelor of Science

Derby: Jason Tyler Kolb, Bachelor of Science; Amy Justine Williams, Bachelor of Science; Amy Justine Williams, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

Valley Center: Brittany Elizabeth Jacob, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Wichita: Lindsay Jeanine Bowers, Master of Science in Animal Science; Drew Patrick Chadd, Bachelor of Science; Robert Thomas Cillessen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Carolyn Denise Clark, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Zachary Brice Crocombe, Bachelor of Science; Sean Christopher Cullins, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Krysten Alise Day, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Amy Claire Hall, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Nathaniel James Harms, Bachelor of Science; Braden Kyle Hawk, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kelsey Kay Hendricks, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Maria Frankie Hoheusle, Bachelor of Arts; Zachary Steven Lorenson, Master of Music; Alexander Gregory McKee, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering; Jennifer Kay Mentzer, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services Lynne Meyer, Master of Arts in Modern Languages; Lynn Rene Miskell, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education; Melissa Novacek, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Christine M. Parmenter, Bachelor of Science; Krista Diane Brunk, Bachelor of Science; Teauania Keshia Charles, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Heather Michelle Rios, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Mgmt; Ashley N. Sennett, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Nick Joseph Walter, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Shawnee County

Auburn: Jordan Barr Carpenter, Bachelor of Science; Trevor Martin Sanders, Bachelor of Science

Berryton: Ryan Alexander, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Silver Lake: Scott Michael Haverkamp, Bachelor of Science; Melissa Rose Petesch, Bachelor of Science

Topeka: Kaylie Brynn Arnold, Bachelor of Arts; Dillon G Artzer, Bachelor of Science; Jessica Leigh Burden, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Allison Joy Burghart, Bachelor of Science; Nicolas Johnathan Carr, Master of Music; Taylor W. Clauson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; James Ryan Daugherty, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology; Kathryn Danielle Degenhardt, Bachelor of Science; Matthew A. Eder, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Karrington Marie Henao, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Megan Ann Hossain, Bachelor of Science in Education; Nathan Patrick Huerter, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Katie Jo Jarvis, Bachelor of Science; Tyler Collins Mah, Bachelor of Science; Ryan David Neiswender, Bachelor of Science; Jared O. Nyagol, Master of Arts in Political Science; Scott M. Saathoff, Master of Public Health; Jarod Michael Shirley, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Brandan R. Smith, Master of Architecture; William Allan Wall, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jena Leigh Westling, Bachelor of Science

 

Stafford County

Saint John: Kristin Sarah Russell, Master of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication

 

Stevens County

Hugoton: Sara Margarita Garcia, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles

 

Sumner County

South Haven: Stacy Nicole Pyeatt, Master of Accountancy