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:

Jefferson County

Grantville: Jonathan Varner, Master of Science

Meriden: Christopher Delfelder, Bachelor of Science

Valley Falls: Matthew Finley, Bachelor of Science

Winchester: Mark Kern, Bachelor of Science

Jewell County

Webber: Clement Neely, Master of Science

Johnson County

De Soto: Ross Stone, Master of Arts

Gardner: Tyrek Artley, Bachelor of Science in Education; Morgan Schmidtberger, Bachelor of Science in Education; Bethany Starks, Master of Music; Shawn Wittkopf, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Leawood: Erica Gilliland, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Carolyn Haflich, Bachelor of Arts; Nicholas Jordan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Zachary Dubas, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Kevin Hadel, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Jack Lemmon, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Bailey Musil, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Troy Richardson, Doctor of Philosophy

Merriam: Rose Woolsey, Bachelor of Science

Mission Hills: Jonathan Stepp, Bachelor of Science

Olathe: Jeffery Anderson, Bachelor of Science; Kelsey Ayers, Bachelor of Science; David Chartrand, Master of Science; Melat Dereje, Bachelor of Arts and a Secondary Major; Ashley Franden, Bachelor of Science; Colin Fulgenzi, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Rachael Gabriel, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Jaimie Gurley, Bachelor of Arts; Joshua Hankey, Master of Music; Kaitlyn Hill, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Lindsey Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Stacey Klinzing, Bachelor of Science; Emily Loe, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design; David Mesa, Bachelor of Science; Georgianna Nesbihal, Bachelor of Science and a Secondary Major; Marsha Newman, Master of Science; Tanner Purdon, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Joseph Rausch, Bachelor of Science; Patrick Reichmuth, Bachelor of Science; Nathaniel Shriver, Master of Accountancy; Jasmine Walker, Bachelor of Science; Adriana Weatherspoon, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Courtney Weerts, Bachelor of Science

Overland Park: Devin Baer, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Thomas Batrick, Bachelor of Science; Keith Berg, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Alexandra Bever, Bachelor of Science; Collin Campion, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles, Magna Cum Laude; Bilal Chaudry, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Michael Dee, Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management; Jordan Delaney, Bachelor of Science; Grant Edmunds, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Thea Frazier, Bachelor of Science; Bradley Fulk, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Heather Goodwin, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services and Bachelor of Science; Adam Hall, Bachelor of Science; Spencer Hobson Gutierrez, Bachelor of Science; Joan Lindsey, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design; Ashley MacEwen, Bachelor of Science in Education; Cameron Masilionis, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kristen Mize, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Fritz Nabwayo, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry; Michael Orpin, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering; James Perdew, Bachelor of Science; Theresa Quantz, Master of Science; Samantha Riehl, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Kyle Sadewhite, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Sarah Schrader, Bachelor of Science; Russell Simons, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Amber Vossen, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles

Prairie Village: Amy Lerma, Master of Science

Shawnee: Megan Olivarez, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jaime Scherrer, Master of Music; Julia Wallis, Bachelor of Arts; Jeffrey Wilms, Master of Science

Stilwell: Spencer Hockenbery, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration