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: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, sjacques@k-state.edu

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:

Jackson County

Havensville: Britni Cheyenne Beck, Bachelor of Science in Feed Science and Management

Holton: Jaquelyn Kay Haney-Ballew, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education

Hoyt: Trevor Jay Bausch, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration;

Marie Ella Myers, Bachelor of Science in Education

 

Jefferson County

Meriden: Daniel Grant Bigham, Master of Science; Rhiannon Michelle Broxterman, Bachelor of Science; Stephanie Nichole Cooper, Bachelor of Science

Oskaloosa: Kathryn Rachel Glanville, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

Jewell County

Mankato: Stuart Jensen, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

 

Johnson County

Gardner: Kayla Marie Insogna, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Leawood: Morgan Byrnina Greenough, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Michael Connor Hogan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Megan Samantha Moore, Bachelor of Science; Kayla Ann Thompson, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Lenexa: Cameron Thomas Castrop, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Joshua David Colvin, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; David Andrew Klotz, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Scott Leonard LaMourie, Bachelor of Arts; Tracy Lenai Salyer, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Reed Lewis Smith, Bachelor of Science

Mission: Catherine De Vries, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Olathe: Ryan David Blefko, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kathryn Jean Boysen, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Olathe: Phaedra Leigh Cherry, Bachelor of Science; Krystal Lyn Golden, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Cody Taylor Gulotta, Bachelor of Science; Justin Lee Gust, Bachelor of Arts; Megan Lea Hathaway, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Jordan Rebecca Keller, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science; Michele Leigh Kerns, Bachelor of Science; Jonathan William Laster, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Keegan Taylor Lutz, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Matthew David Mahoney, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; John Adam Martin, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; William Meier, Master of Science; Jarard Damone Milo, Bachelor of Science; MaryJo Paiva, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Daniel Christopher Roberson, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Derrik Mitchele Wiggins, Bachelor of Arts; Laura Jane Wilbert, Bachelor of Science

Overland Park: Mallory Ann Barmby, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Joshua Whitley Beauchaine, Bachelor of Science; Katelyn Louise Broome, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Elena Rose Buckner, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education; Alan Will Chinery, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Kaitlin Susanne Driver, Bachelor of Arts; Mary Elizabeth Gromer, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Amanda Kathryn Hinkley, Bachelor of Science; Lindsay Michelle Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology; Harrison Parker Knox, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Lindsey Marie Lane, Master of Science; Kristin Lewis, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jessica Michelle Maddox, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Christopher William Meier, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Katherine Elizabeth Murphy, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Deanna Abigail Pacheco, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Jacob Thomas Steilen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Prairie Village: James Linne Groening, Master of Science; Gage Adam Brummer, summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts

Shawnee: Alicia Jo Ayer, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Roberto Miclat Francisco, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management; Jason Richard Geller, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Paul Edward Hinkle, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Craig William Schieber, Master of Science; Nora Shook, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Bachelor of Science

Shawnee Mission: Caitlyn Nicole Cook, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Timothy Ryan Pintar, Bachelor of Science; Jacob Ryan Pitts, Bachelor of Arts; Brenton Robert Ware, summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Brenton Robert Ware, Master of Science

Stilwell: Michael James Borgerding, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Megan Lee Tumberger, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles