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:

Wabaunsee County

Alma: Andrea M. King, Bachelor of Science in Education

Eskridge: William David Busch, Bachelor of Science; Justin John Rush, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Maple Hill: Tyler Jerome Cowan, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Denae Amber Kraus, Bachelor of Science; Aaron Jay Terhune, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

Washington County

Greenleaf: Caitlin Marie Cairns, Master of Arts in Theatre

 

Wilson County

Fredonia: Abby Suzanne Bracken, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

Woodson County

Toronto: Larita Ann Tipton,  magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Wyandotte County

Kansas City: Eddie Talbert Jones, Bachelor of Science; Shannon Evvone White, Bachelor of Science