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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:


Abdul Haq Haqiq, Master of Arts



Claudia Ganser, Master of Science



Thais Aguiar de Albuquerque, Doctor of Philosophy



Chrystal Jane Carlson, Master of Science; Stephanie Grace Patterson, Bachelor of Science



Sanfei Chen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Xiang Chen, Bachelor of Science; Hongzhou Huang, Doctor of Philosophy; Yuanfang Jiao, Doctor of Philosophy; Mengyu Li, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Xin Li, Master of Science; Xuan Li, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Na Long, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science; Zijun Luo, Doctor of Philosophy; Jingqun Ma, Master of Science; Yaojing Qiu, Bachelor of Science; Wenjing Sang, Master of Science; Yi Shen, Master of Science; Jing Shu, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Xiaofei Wang, Master of Science; Yan Wei, Master of Science; Qingyu Wu, Doctor of Philosophy; Xiaoyan Chen Youderian, Doctor of Philosophy; Fan Zhang, Doctor of Philosophy; Ling Zhang, Master of Science; Liwen Zhang, Bachelor of Science; Jiaying Zhu, Master of Science


Costa Rica

Mauricio Montero Astúa, Doctor of Philosophy


Cote d'Ivoire

Ezaley Frederic Sauhi, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering



Henry Edward Mikhail, Master of Software Engineering; Ibrahim Abdou Saleh, Doctor of Philosophy



Dany C. Majard, Doctor of Philosophy



Data Mania, Master of Science



Ronald Michalsky, Doctor of Philosophy


Hong Kong

Sai Cheong Lui, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration



Abhinav Alakshendra, Doctor of Philosophy; Swetha Alampally, Master of Science; Poonam S Baxi, Master of Science; Sravya Boggavarapu, Master of Science; Rishi Drolia, Master of Science; Navneet Kaur Grewal, Master of Science; Siddhartha Kotikalapudi, Master of Science; Sowmya Kukkadapu, Master of Science; Krishna Kiran Kurcheti, Master of Science; Balasubramanyn Meenakshisundaram, Master of Science; Nirupama Mrinalini Meesala, Master of Science; Akshay Moharir, Master of Science; Anirban Mukherjee, Doctor of Philosophy; Haritha Yadav Musty, Master of Science; Leela Anusha Nukala, Master of Science; Spoorthy Reddy Parne, Master of Science; Srikanth Rallabandi, Master of Science; Vijay Sadhu, Master of Science; Avik Sengupta, Master of Science; Uday Kiran Yelamanchili, Master of Science



Mohammad Reza Sanatkar, Master of Science; Behnam Tavakkol, Master of Science



Koichi Yamaura, Doctor of Philosophy



Rachel Adoyo Opole, Doctor of Philosophy



Bandiougou Diawara, Master of Science



Raj Kumar Dani, Doctor of Philosophy; Keshar Prasain, Doctor of Philosophy; Sharad Deep Silwal, Doctor of Philosophy; Laxman Subedi, Master of Science; Shankar Yadav, Master of Public Health



Marcelo Coronado Higuero, Doctor of Philosophy; Arthur Mc Carty James Rivas, Master of Science

Republic of Korea

Joo yeon Hwang, Master of Music; Ik Jae Lee, Doctor of Philosophy; Yo Han Lee, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


Republic of Moldova

Vladimir Bejan, Doctor of Philosophy


Saudi Arabia

Nassar Saleh Aldossary, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Ahmed Mohammed Aljishi, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Ahmed Abdullah Almadhi, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Mohsin Ali Alsafwani, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering



Christopher Zhong, Doctor of Philosophy



Hsuanyun Chang, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Wen-Shen Yen, Doctor of Philosophy