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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:
Edna: Kellie Ann Allen, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Healy: Kurt Adam Fenster, Bachelor of Science
Basehor: David Mark McKelvey, Master of Science
Fort Leavenworth: Darryl Dwayne Hairston, Bachelor of Arts
Lansing: Danielle Marie Glynn, Bachelor of Arts; William Wade Johnson, Bachelor of Science
Lawrence: Ali Jo Pistora, Master of Science
Leavenworth: James Patrick Bailey, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Science; Linda Conner, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Michelle Marie Meier, Master of Science
Emporia: Heather Caswell, Doctor of Philosophy; Eric Benjamin Dorsey, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Erin Abigail Sudlow, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Hartford: Clareen Mary-Jeanne O'Connor, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services