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:

Marion County

Hillsboro: Mitchell Koop, Master of Architecture

Lincolnville: Savik Howard, Bachelor of Science

Marion: Levi Anderson, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

McPherson County

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

Meade County

Fowler: Maleah Lundeen, Master of Science

Miami

Bucyrus: Logan Barefoot, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Louisburg: Lindsay Stacks, Bachelor of Science

Mitchell County

Beloit: Philip Mckinney, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Glen Elder: Levi Anderson, Bachelor of Science

Montgomery County

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

Morris County

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