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:

Saline County

Assaria: Katherine Sanders, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management and an Associate of Science

Gypsum: Shelby Dickson, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; John Henry, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Mentor: Jamie Hitchcock, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Secondary Major

Salina: Mitchel Boggs, Master of Science; Elizabeth Bruns, Bachelor of Science; Rachael Capsey, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, Magna Cum Laude; Travis Coleman, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology; Jessica Crites, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, Cum Laude; Amanda Donahey, Master of Science; Kristen Eberwein, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Amanda Ediger, Master of Science; Lindsey Elliott, Master of Science; Matthew Gerry, Master of Science; Andrea Haden, Master of Science; Kasl Kathrineberg, Associate of Technology; Christopher McKinney, Bachelor of Science; Erin Newton, Master of Science; Erica Riffel, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, Cum Laude; Sheila Shaffer, Master of Science; Lane Smith, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Tracy Wiegert, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management and an Associate of Science

Sedgwick County

Cheney: Austin Smith, Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering; Reanna Woodard, Bachelor of Science in Education

Clearwater: Diana Sandberg, Master of Science

Derby: Myriah Smith, Bachelor of Arts

Goddard: Kelli Friedel, Bachelor of Science; David Kowal, Bachelor of Science; Ryan Patterson, Bachelor of Science

Valley Center: Derek Hoetmer, Master of Landscape Architecture

Wichita: Tyler Aschbrenner, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Traci Bolin, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Becky Bolte, Master of Science; Shawn Bostick, Master of Science; Erin Drosselmeyer, Bachelor of Science; Victoria Gable, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude; Emily Garvey, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Cassandra Gerstner, Bachelor of Science in Education; Nicholas Glasgow, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Anders Herpolsheimer, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Maggie Hieger, Master of Science; Amelia Hodges, Master of Science; Alexandria Hopkins, Master of Science; Kelsey Jabara, Bachelor of Science; Shiloh Jennison, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Patricia McKenna, Master of Science; Catrisse Neumann, Master of Science; Amanda Prieto, Master of Arts; Hannah Reusser, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles; Jed Roecker, Bachelor of Science; Darcie Spresser, Bachelor of Science; William Taylor, Master of Arts; Brice Vignery, Bachelor of Science; Jeffrey Wilbert, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Seward County

Kismet: Laura Ball, Master of Science

Liberal: Lizuly Monarrez, Bachelor of Arts; Karrie Sleder, Master of Science; Matthew Sleder, Master of Science

Shawnee County

Auburn: James Rogers, Master of Music

Topeka: Alex Bency, Master of Accountancy; Jeremy Briggs, Doctor of Philosophy; Abbey Brown, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude; Lashonda Brown, Bachelor of Science; Paul Cain, Master of Software Engineering; Anna Collins, Doctor of Philosophy; Taylor Dietz, Bachelor of Science; Hayden Ford, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Joshua Goodson, Bachelor of Science; Haley Grant, Bachelor of Arts; John Handke, Master of Science; Sara Henault, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Michael Kaiser, Bachelor of Science and a Secondary Major; Daniel Long, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Jessica Meneses, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles, Magna Cum Laude; Destinee Parker, Bachelor of Arts; Michael Peters, Master of Science; Katherine Pooler, Bachelor of Science; Michael Reb, Master of Science; Chelsey Stryker, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Laramie Turner, Bachelor of Arts; Sabrina Urquhart, Master of Public Administration; Alexander Van Dyke, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude; Derek Varchulik, Bachelor of Science; Chelsey Weaver, Master of Science; Kathryn Williams, Bachelor of Science

Stafford County

St. John: Travis Neidig, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Stevens County

Hugoton: Matthew Weaver, Master of Science

Moscow: Rebecca Dale, Master of Science

Sumner County

Mulvane: Amber Grisamore, Master of Science