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:

Rawlins County

Atwood: Marcus Cahoj, Bachelor of Science

Reno County

Hutchinson: Elliot Arpin, Bachelor of Music Education; Chelsea Corkins, Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering, Master of Science and a Secondary Major; Kylie Harper, Master of Landscape Architecture; Thomas Weninger, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Secondary Major

Rice County

Lyons: Kathryn Sparkman, Master of Science

Riley County

Leonardville: Kim Larson, Master of Science

Manhattan: Samuel Aistrup, Bachelor of Science; Tyrek Artley, Bachelor of Science in Education; Terri Baker, Master of Science; Mary Bell, Doctor of Philosophy; Hillary Betzen, Master of Science; Becky Bolte, Master of Science; Amanda Burris, Bachelor of Science; Dionna Clark, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Dolav Cohen, Master of Science; Carrie Cook, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles, Summa Cum Laude; Lina Cortez, Bachelor of Science; Jaron Cox, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Rebecca Dale, Master of Science; Jacob Davenport, Master of Public Health; Merri Davenport, Bachelor of Science; Mark Dedonder, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Michael Dee, Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management; Nicole Diehl-Kliemann, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Gonzalo Erdozain, Master of Public Health; Brad Fabrizius, Master of Science; Kelli Friedel, Bachelor of Science; Janet Galloway, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jacob Gardner, Bachelor of Science; Alaina Garlington, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Kelsey Girvin, Bachelor of Science; Joshua Goodson, Bachelor of Science; Tyler Hartwell, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Lukas Haselwood, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Gregory Hill, Bachelor of Science; Spencer Hockenbery, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; John Hubert, Bachelor of Science; Evan Hurley, Doctor of Philosophy; Brandon Kentopp, Bachelor of Science; Safa Khamis, Master of Science; Jennifer Kim, Bachelor of Science; David Kowal, Bachelor of Science; Natasha Krause, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Lesly Krome, Master of Science; Mark Landess, Master of Science; Marion Latimore, Bachelor of Science; Daniel Long, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Melissa Lynes, Master of Arts; Katie Maddy, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Taylor Manges, Bachelor of Science; John Markham, Master of Science; Natalie Marshall, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Brett Matheu, Bachelor of Science; Talus Mccowan, Bachelor of Science; Andre McDonald, Bachelor of Science; Patricia McKenna, Master of Science; Emma Mercier, Master of Science; Kenton Peterson, Doctor of Philosophy; Jemma Pipkin, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry; Erin Poppe, Bachelor of Arts; Melissa Prescott, Master of Arts; Brian Prue, Bachelor of Science; Katy Riley, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jason Schlup, Master of Science; Susanna Schlup, Master of Science; Benjamin Skutnik, Master of Science; David Smith, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Joy Smith, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Thomas Summers, Bachelor of Science; Kate Taylor, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jake Thieszen, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Derek Varchulik, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; Adriana Weatherspoon, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Camerin White, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Kathleen Witcher, Master of Science; Shawn Wittkopf, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Lisa Wright, Master of Science; Ty Zimmerman, Bachelor of Science 

Randolph: Ashleigh Abernathy, Bachelor of Science; Kolbi Redding, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Riley: Cassidy Anderson, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Lori Bedient, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Devin Caster, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Autumn Causey, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Lindsay Lauppe, Master of Science; Kyle Taylor, Bachelor of Science; Erin Wainwright, Master of Science

Rooks County

Damar: Rebecca Benoit, Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management