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:

Saline County

Salina: Thomas Anderes, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Austin Lee Barnes, Master of Music; Lance Alan Bartel, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Anissa Sue Bigler, Master of Science; Brett Aaron Campbell, Associate of Technology; Jennifer Kay Hope Chlumsky, Master of Music; George Christopher Crowder, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Joshua Alan Daehling, Associate of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology; Tobi Loree Eckhart, Master of Science; Mitchell Wayne Edwards, Associate of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Mallory Lynn Fuller, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Krista Kay Hamel, Bachelor of Science in Education; Benjamin Henke, Bachelor of Arts; Brandon Louis Hutton, Bachelor of Science; Madeline Anna Logan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Catherine Marie Mages, Associate of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology; Madeline O Martin, Bachelor of Science; Rachel Nicole Peoples, Bachelor of Arts; Kevin Dale Poland, Master of Science; Kalen Parker Smith, Associate of Technology

 

Sedgwick County

Derby: Melissa Roxann Gaulin, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Karin Moser, Master of Public Health

Goddard: Ciara Brianne Lorenz-Haworth, Master of Science

Maize: Joshua Adam Dotson, Master of Arts

Wichita: Anthony Mark Cantele, Bachelor of Science; Debra A. Crawford-Rush, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management; Winston Theodore Davis, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Jennifer Leigh Kucharo, Bachelor of Science; Stephanie LeAnn Maffei, Master of Science; Kyle Christopher May, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Barbara Lea Christine Kral, Master of Science; Seth A Perkins, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Master of Science; Sarah Dianne Rajewski, summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education and summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science; Michael Relph, Bachelor of Science; Aimee Kathleen Schumacher, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Karen Christine Stemmons, Bachelor of Science; William Evan Stewart, Bachelor of Science; Kyle Dietz Tidball, Master of Science; Cameron Welch, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Seward County

Liberal: David Allan Kerwood, Master of Music

 

Shawnee County

Tecumseh: Andrea B. York, Master of Science

Topeka: Bret Thomas Eisenbarth, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Zachary Clark Force, Bachelor of Science; Haley Paige Gamber, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Brynne Louise Glynn, Bachelor of Science; Ashley Rachelle Green, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Vivian Ann Harman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Ashley Ann Heptig, Bachelor of Science; Megan Elizabeth Johnson, Master of Arts; Alarie Kay Kennedy, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Connor Sterling Kidd, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Savannah Linea Keller, Bachelor of Arts; Kaitlin Michelle McCullough, Master of Science; Eric Leonard Olson, Doctor of Philosophy; Matthew Caleb Patton, Bachelor of Arts; Laura Marie Pavelka, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Joshua Hamilton Pickett, Bachelor of Science; Sarah Catherine Swoboda, Bachelor of Science; Joshua Michael Wilson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Eric Matthew Zahn, Bachelor of Science

 

Sheridan County

Hoxie: Allison Nicole Ebert, Master of Science; Lindsey Jo Niermeier, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

 

Sherman County

Goodland: Drew G. Wilkens, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Smith County

Kensington: Alia Marie Rice, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Smith Center: Braden Max Wilson, Bachelor of Science

 

Stafford County

Hudson: Taci L. Axman, Master of Science

 

Stanton County

Johnson: Brent Douglas Campbell, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Stevens County

Hugoton: William Hyatt Sutton, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 

Sumner County

Caldwell: Hayley Nicole Bruey, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Mulvane: Caleb Scott Hatfield, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science

Wellington: Gracie Ellen Crisler, Bachelor of ScienceEric Andrew Pierce, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management