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News release prepared by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, email@example.com
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
Summer graduates: More than 580 students earn degrees
MANHATTAN -- More than 580 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 68 Kansas counties, 37 states and 25 countries. Of K-State's newest graduates, 35 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.
Degrees earned include more than 335 bachelor's, more than 200 master's, 45 doctorates and five associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.
For outstanding academic work, 10 students graduated summa cum laude, K-State's top graduation honor. Eleven students graduated magna cum laude and 14 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 2012 graduates had the option of participating in K-State's spring or fall 2012 commencement ceremonies.
K-State students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include:
Encinitas: Jenna Corinne Dockweiler, Master of Science
Glendale: Chelsi Garcia, Bachelor of Science
Holtville: Sarah Jane Abatti, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Palos Verdes Estates: Kathleen Norris, Master of Science
Rancho Cordova: Marvel Alder, Master of Science
Torrance: Rachel Eryn Potucek, Master of Arts
Yorba Linda: Thomas Michael Hurst, Bachelor of Science
Brighton: Toby Alan Coffman, Master of Arts
Colorado Springs: Zachariah Craig Powell, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology
Thornton: Savannah Neufer, Master of Arts
Windsor: Joseph Charles Rhoads, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration