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Written by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Hillsboro: Mitchell Koop, Master of Architecture
Lincolnville: Savik Howard, Bachelor of Science
Marion: Levi Anderson, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
Lindsborg: Lacy Jones, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Emily Nelson, Bachelor of Science
McPherson: Nicholas Griggs, Master of Music; Dara Strathman, Bachelor of Science; Amanda Tammen, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Kaleb Warren, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Fowler: Maleah Lundeen, Master of Science
Bucyrus: Logan Barefoot, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services
Louisburg: Lindsay Stacks, Bachelor of Science
Beloit: Philip Mckinney, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Glen Elder: Levi Anderson, Bachelor of Science
Caney: Caitlin Estes, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Cherryvale: Lukas Haselwood, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Coffeyville: Kari Buetow, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude; Samantha Caresio, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles
Independence: Michelle Rutherford, Master of Music
Council Grove: Matthew Ross, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Anna Salas, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Herington: Amanda Carson, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Carrie Cook, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles, Summa Cum Laude
White City: Donna Miller, Master of Science