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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:
Idaho Falls: Christopher Youderian, Doctor of Philosophy
Bourbonnais: Lisa Helm, Master of Science
Champaign: Eric George Houston, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness; Kelly Marie Sotak, Master of Science; Karie Ann Vander Werf, Master of Science
Chicago: Aaron Robert Graham, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry
DeKalb: Whitney Erin Bandel, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Rochester: Jennifer Lynn Wyatt, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bloomington: Sean Patrick Webeck, Master of Arts
West Lafayette: Ralph Paul Millard, Master of Science
Westfield: Kyle Jackson Messmore, Master of Science
Ames: Adam Michael Larson, Doctor of Philosophy
Bedford: Chelsea Lynn Bird, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science
Decorah: Luke Russell Severson, Master of Fine Arts
Runnells: Mark Daniel Boatwright, Master of Science
Waukee: Victoria Anne McCarthy, Master of Science