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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:
Caldwell: Eric Johnson, Master of Science
Twin Falls: Christine Bradshaw, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Antioch: Rachael Hamilton, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Bartlett: Michael Whitley, Master of Science
Carpentersville: Sabaah Jauhar-Rizvi, Master of Arts
Carthage: Amanda Carlile, Master of Science
Chicago: Matthew Colclasure, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Christopher Daniels, Master of Science; Gerardo Esquivel, Bachelor of Science; Tonijo Loudermilk, Master of Science
Columbia: Angela Mayer, Master of Landscape Architecture
Crystal Lake: Judd Thompson, Master of Science
Glen Ellyn: Matthew Herrington, Master of Science
Hillsboro: Kenton Noonan, Bachelor of Science
Marengo: Elizabeth Boyer, Master of Science
Minier: Austin Pendell, Master of Science
Skokie: Aaron Johnson, Master of Landscape Architecture
Springfield: Joseph Standard, Master of Science
Urbana: Jacob Kuebler, Master of Science
Elkhart: David Floyd, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Huntington: Janessa Updike, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Kendallville: Lakan Shippy, Master of Science
Ankeny: Christopher Bursiek, Master of Agribusiness
Boone: Jeffrey DeVries, Master of Science
Burlington: Daniel Wadyka, Master of Science
Cedar Rapids: Kim Pierson, Master of Science
Des Moines: Margaret Paris, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Iowa City: Lee Riekki, Master of Science
Marion: Sara Cory-Wattnem, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Slater: Sarah Brekke, Master of Science