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News release prepared by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, sjacques@k-state.edu

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

'Tis the season of success: Students earn degrees from Kansas State University

MANHATTAN -- More than 1,300 students have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University.

The graduates are from 91 Kansas counties, 42 states and 26 countries. Of the university's newest graduates, 117 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include more than 1,050 bachelor's, nearly 260 master's, more than 55 doctorates and several associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

Earning the university's top graduation honor, summa cum laude, were 32 students, who have an academic average of 3.95 or higher; 41 students graduated magna cum laude with an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949; and 46 students graduated cum laude with an academic average of 3.750 to 3.848.

The following students earned degrees from Kansas State University; degree honors, if earned, also are included:



Auburn: Alexi Thompson, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Fort Rucker: Cindy Aponte, Bachelor of Science



Fort Huachuca: Lindsay Fust, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

Gilbert: Trung Du, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Goodyear: Alexandra Jackman, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

Phoenix: Jessica Dykun, Master of Science in Food Science

Scottsdale: Katrina Kimmitt, Master of Science in Apparel and Textiles Merchandising

Sierra Vista: Brielle Eaton, Bachelor of Science

Tempe: Steven Taylor, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Tucson: Jared Burton, Master of Science in Academic Advising



Conway: Jason Martin, Doctor of Philosophy in History

Fort Smith: Brian Gardner, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management