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:

Nebraska

Chappell: Christopher Morris, Master of Arts

Crete: Mark Melichar, Doctor of Philosophy

Grand Island: Joshua Dorsey, Bachelor of Science

Harrisburg: Carmen Brown, Master of Science

Hershey: Christopher Waples, Master of Science

Omaha: David Convy, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Mychal Davis, Master of Public Health; Anne DeLuca, Master of Arts; Christine Ingram, Bachelor of Science; Michaela Schenkelberg, Master of Public Health

Papillion: Gabriel Kenne, Master of Public Health

New Hampshire

Hooksett: Kristen Beck, Master of Science

Salem: Allison Shufelt, Master of Arts

New Jersey

Fort Dix: Jera Price, Master of Science

Whitehouse Station: Matthew Sellner, Master of Science

New Mexico

Albuquerque: Rachel Williams, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Mora: Thomas Sisneros, Bachelor of Science

Rio Rancho: Tracey Blocker, Master of Science

Santa Fe: Kathryn Lopez, Master of Science

New York

Apalachin: Clark Holdsworth, Master of Science

Buffalo: Robert Dickerson, Master of Science

Candor: Daron Blake, Master of Arts

Delmar: Dennis Gornic, Master of Science

Fort Plain: Myra Trumbull, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Lyons: Joshua Putman, Master of Science

New York: Natasha Kelly, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles

Schenectady: Amy Limes, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Yorktown Heights: Christine Elio, Master of Science

North Carolina

Greensboro: Melody Schrock, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Liberty: Caitlin Lowe, Master of Science

Salisbury: Trenton Boehner, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Shelby: Meredith Garrett, Master of Science

Wilmington: Aron Johnson, Master of Science

North Dakota

Grand Forks Air Force Base: Angelica Peralta, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services