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:

Maryland

Baltimore: James Leonard, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

Elkridge: Sumanth Reddy, Doctor of Philosophy

Massachusetts

Boston: Kevin Cunningham, Master of Landscape Architecture

Michigan

Lawrence: Angela Marsh-Peek, Master of Science

Livonia: Kate Amrhein, Master of Science

Oak Park: Devorah Weiss, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Pinckney: Chelsea Schnabelrauch, Master of Science

Minnesota

Rochester: Brent Christenson, Master of Science

Mississippi

Starkville: Bryon Parman, Doctor of Philosophy

Sumrall: Stephen McCarty, Master of Arts

Missouri

Chesterfield: Mark Silverwood, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Fayette: Joshua Myers, Master of Music

Hamilton: Matthew Ayers, Master of Architecture

Kansas City: Sherri Elliott, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Evalyn Fisher, Bachelor of Arts; Leslie Gedminas, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Joyce McCawley, Master of Science; Tyler Pierce, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Natalie Wells, Bachelor of Arts

Knox City: William Woodard, Master of Landscape Architecture

Lake Waukomis: Jake Doller, Bachelor of Science

Lee's Summit: Ross Hand, Bachelor of Arts; Natalie Martell, Master of Landscape Architecture

New Bloomfield: Joshua Farley, Master of Landscape Architecture

Platte City: Richard Groen, Master of Science

Springfield: Charles Scott, Doctor of Philosophy

St. Joseph: Kimberly Girard, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Bachelor of Science

St. Peters: Cory Lambert, Master of Science

St. Robert: Annalise Snyder, Master of Science

Sunrise Beach: Danielle Huskey, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles