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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:

Argentina: Marìa Clara Sardoy, Master of Science in Biomedical Science

Beirut: Pia Abdel Karim, Master of Science in Food Science

Bolivia: Luis P. Figliozzi, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Brazil: Iliano Coutinho Abreu Gomes, Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology

Canada: Wei Han, Doctor of Philosophy in Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Shengyang (Victor) He, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering; Tanis Joy Hastmann, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition

China: Chenchen Cui, Master of Science in Chemistry; Aobo Dong, Master of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication; Dandan Li, Master of Business Administration; Qin Li, Master of Science in Chemistry; Tingting Liu, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry; Liang Peng, Master of Science in Statistics; Kebing Yu, Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

Colombia: David Ricardo Cruz Jimenez, Master of Science in Plant Pathology

Costa Rica: Ju Lin Weng Huang, Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology

Egypt: Evraam Ibrahim Gorgy Ghebrial, Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

Haiti: Karl Didier Remarais, Master of Software Engineering

India: Kaushik Ram Achanta, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering; Ashish Kumar Ashok, Master of Science in Computer Science; Rahul Choubey, Master of Science in Computer Science; Rajarshi Dey, Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics; Shweta Gopalakrishnan, Master of Public Health; Neena Gopalan, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology; Swathi Jarugu, Master of Science in Computer Science; Sinu Jasrapuria, Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry; Kabeer Jasuja, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering; Arjun Kharel, Master of Arts in Sociology; Namratha Marreddy, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering; Mustafa Mohammed, Master of Software Engineering; Santosh Kumar Mummaneni, Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Sreekanth Reddy Ramireddy, Master of Software Engineering; Karthik Tangirala, Master of Science in Computer Science; Abhilash Thammadi, Master of Science in Computer Science; Poornima Viswanathan, Master of Science in Entomology; Anand A. Ramani, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering; Praveen Kumar Lakkimsetti, Master of Science in Computer Science; Hari Hara Kumar Earlapati, Master of Science in Computer Science; Naga Durga Murali Mohan Vupputuri, Master of Science in Computer Science; Nihar Ranjan Mohanty, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering; Aditya Swaroop V Gundugola, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

Iran: Taraneh Matloob Haghanikar, Master of Arts in English; Shahin Nayyeri Amiri, Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering

Japan: Akinori Tsujimura, Bachelor of Science

Kuwait: Mohammad Ahmad Alrasheed, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Mohammad Ahmad Alrasheed, Bachelor of Science

Malawi: Frank Maulana, Master of Science in Agronomy

Mexico: Ana Isabel Garcia Aguirre, Master of Science in Psychology

Nepal: Raju Khatiwada, Master of Science in Agronomy; Gautam Prasad Pradhan, Doctor of Philosophy in Agronomy

Pakistan: Muhammad Naeem Ahmad, Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

Philippines: Jayfred Gaham Villegas Godoy, Master of Science in Agronomy

Saudi Arabia: Mofleh Ali Mofleh Alshogeathri, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics; Yahya Abdullah Alyafai, Master of Arts in Economics; Mustafa Ahmed AlYahya, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Amar Meshal Alsulami, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Adnan Mohammed Alkhiary, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

South Korea: Dai Un Choi, Master of Science in Kinesiology; Jisook Park, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology; Juhyun Yoo, Doctor of Philosophy in Grain Science

Sri Lanka: Nishantha Anura Samarakoon, Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics

Ukraine: Olena Ostapyuk, Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

Vietnam: Nguyen Si Hoang, Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics