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:

Afghanistan

Feraidon Ataie, Doctor of Philosophy; Qais Tasali, Master of Software Engineering

Argentina

Juan Finelli, Master of Agribusiness; Marcos Mendez, Doctor of Philosophy

Bahrain

Obair Siddiqui, Master of Science

Bangladesh

Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz, Master of Science

Brazil

Lucia Novaes, Master of Arts

Canada

Dean Gray, Master of Science; Robert Nazarinia, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Kami Nielsen, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

China

Tingxuan Chen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Zhiyang Chen, Master of Science; Hu Cui, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Shengjie Fan, Master of Science; Jing Feng, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering; Yang Gao, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems; Feng He, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Dehui Hu, Doctor of Philosophy; Feng Li, Doctor of Philosophy; Huixian Li, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Zhen Li, Master of Science; Jikai Liang, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Qian Liang, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Zheng Lin, Bachelor of Science; Yang Liu, Master of Public Health; Jiawei Lu, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Mengyao Lu, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Shuo Ouyang, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Xiaoming Ren, Doctor of Philosophy; Zhen Ruan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Wen Song, Master of Science; Hang Su, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Qianqi Sun, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Qiao Sun, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Anying Wang, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Mengyi Wang, Bachelor of Arts; Wenjing Wang, Master of Science; Yang Wang, Master of Science; Yemin Xie, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jun Ying, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Guyi Zhang, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jiayi Zhang, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Qi Zhang, Doctor of Philosophy; Wei Zhang, Bachelor of Science; Lei Zhao, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Ecuador

Christian Cruz Sancan, Doctor of Philosophy

Georgia

Irakli Svintradze, Doctor of Philosophy

Germany

Hui Li, Master of Science

Hong Kong

Ka Fung Tsui, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

India

Leela Venkata Naga Satish Achanta, Master of Science; Soumya Bala, Master of Science; Aditi Bothra, Master of Arts; Aiswariya Deliephan, Master of Science; Satya Venkata Anusha Dwivedula, Master of Science; Vijaya Indukuri, Master of Science; Rajesh Kannikanti, Master of Science; Neena Kanwar, Doctor of Philosophy; Rohan Khatavkar, Master of Science; Ganapathi Madamadakala, Master of Science; Sankar Manalilkada Sasidharan, Master of Science; Prudhvi Manda, Master of Science; Lakshmi Narjala, Master of Science; Manasi Nimkar, Master of Science; Natarajan Padmanabhan, Master of Science; Sheelu Panikkattu, Doctor of Philosophy; George Paul, Doctor of Philosophy; Balaji Rayakota, Master of Science; Santanu Roy, Doctor of Philosophy; Indu Seetharaman, Master of Science; Abhijeet Sinha, Doctor of Philosophy

Islamic Republic of Iran

Alireza Afiat Milani, Master of Science

Jordan

Ghadir Khalil, Doctor of Philosophy

Kuwait

Saif Alazemi, Bachelor of Arts; Abdulaziz Amin, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Mexico

Adrian Martinez-Kawas, Doctor of Philosophy

Morocco

Amine El Alaoui, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Nepal

Kabita Kharel, Master of Science; Bipin Pandey, Doctor of Philosophy; Laxman Pokhrel, Doctor of Philosophy; Deepak Shrestha, Doctor of Philosophy

Netherlands

Ermias Gebreab, Master of Science

Philippines

Leslie Ann Ang, Master of Science; Girly Ramirez, Doctor of Philosophy

Republic of Korea

Min Hyeok Jin, Bachelor of Science

Romania

Albert Iaroi, Doctor of Philosophy

Saudi Arabia

Mutaz Altashkandi, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Singapore

Tiong Yeo, Master of Music

Sri Lanka

Dilum De Silva, Doctor of Philosophy; Kanishka Epa, Doctor of Philosophy; Sureka Pathmanathan, Master of Science; Roshan Serasinghe, Doctor of Philosophy

Swaziland

Arlerta Ndlela, Master of Public Health

Taiwan

Kai-ping Chou, Bachelor of Science; Yung-Chwn Lin, Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design

Turkey

Hakan Yasarer, Doctor of Philosophy

United Arab Emirates

Allison van Camp, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Vietnam

Duy Le, Master of Science

Zambia

Sosthenes Mwansa, Master of Agribusiness