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. 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.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Sweet success: Students earn degrees, honors over summer

MANHATTAN -- Nearly 630 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 61 Kansas counties, 41 states and 31 countries. Of the university's newest graduates 18 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include more than 340 bachelor's, more than 250 master's, 42 doctorates and three associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

For outstanding academic, two students graduated summa cum laude, the university's top graduation honor; eight students graduated magna cum laude; and eight graduated cum laude. Summa cum laude graduates earned a 3.95 or higher cumulative academic average at Kansas State University. 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 2013 graduates had the option of participating in the university's 2013 spring or fall commencement ceremonies.

Students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include:

California

Chula Vista: Katherine Orme, Bachelor of Science

Encinitas: Magdalena Rohling, Master of Science

La Grange: Christopher Vaughan, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Sacramento: Kelly Mortenson, Master of Science

San Diego: Philip Freeland, Bachelor of Science

San Jose: Kira Dixon, Master of Music

Colorado

Aurora: Tarique Hill, Bachelor of Science

Grand Junction: Kyle Horst, Doctor of Philosophy

Highlands Ranch: Michael Carson, Master of Science

La Junta: Kari Otteman, Master of Science

Loma: Nicole Schmalz, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Salida: Brianna Wancura, Bachelor of Science

Towner: Joanna Specht, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Connecticut

Windsor: Brett Hewlett, Bachelor of Science